get local Tag Archives

Iran: fashion through a revolution, a photo essay

g-2

A few years ago I traveled to Iran; it was just one those places that were taboo for women to visit which made me want to go even more. I had been thinking about traveling there for a while, especially being a woman coming from a conservative country myself (Bahrain). I was intrigued to see how the women in Iran were handling life under strict …

#GetLocal: Inside Modi’s constituency: Maninagar, Gujarat

The scars and dirt on her legs reflects on how much a day of surviving in this world has cost her.

I’ve been going to Maninagar, a small area in Ahmedabad, since I was a child. My ancestral bungalow is there, and even though I grew up in Mumbai, this place has a special spot in my heart. It’s replete with Gujarat history and, for me, childhood memories. As I said, it’s a small area, but Maninagar is a place with infinite complexities. It’s one of the …

#GuestPost Get Local: Sublime snapshots of Stripped-naked Sages at Kumbh Mela

Get your Shiva on, by Siddharth Lalchandani There is no greater gathering of Hindu devotees than the Kumbh Mela. Since it was popularized in the 8th century, the festival has garnered local and international fame as the “the world’s most massive act of faith.” When my camera’s battery ran out, and I no longer had the lens to distance myself from the scene in front of me, …

The Gorgeous Gujjar Tribes of Nagin Valley

Beauty isn’t about perfect hair or precisely proportioned features. Rather, it’s the kindness reflected in a stranger’s eyes; the weathered lines on a face that smiled wide through sorrow. In this context, the Gujjar people, most of whom are part of the Bakarwal tribe in Kashmir are gorgeous. Constantly on the move, Bakarwals live at peace with nature. No historian has been able to trace …

A Sock(or two) for Charity: Tibetan Socks by Adrien Field

Happy feet!

You know that old wives’ tale about cold hands and feet meaning you have a warm heart? Well, LA-based fashion designer turned yogi Adrien Field and his company Tibetan Socks are on a mission to bust that myth! Hand-woven from Yak wool, Tibetan Socks are made by women in the Himalayas. They have also developed a new style with a felt sole for greater durability. Not …