Monsoon season has started! Today, it rained elephants and tigers here in Delhi. And what joy the rain has brought with it! While in other parts of the world (like where I come from) we might associate the rain with winter and cold weather, in India it is not like … more »
EDIBLE INDIA: what to eat when you travel in India!
They call it Incredible India… but for many of us, it is EDIBLE INDIA!! A country that feels like a continent, a cuisine that embraces millennia of traditions and cultural convergence… intense, rich, spicy, with impressive contrasts and nuances. Inviting for meat lovers, a paradise for vegetarians and deliciously accommodating … more »
How to park in Delhi
New Delhi is an extremely congested place when it comes to traffic. There are 7 and a half million vehicles in the city right now, and an average 1400 new cars start circulating every day. As you would imagine, parking is indeed a nightmare. Around shopping areas, it is very … more »
In New Delhi: business on wheels!
If you have seen my previous photo tribute to street entrepreneurs in Delhi, you’d know by now that I am a big fan of those creative minds making the streets of India their daily spot for business. In this photo, you can see a mobile kiosk, that sells sweets and … more »
A street entrepreneur in India
India: one may love it or hate it. But we all have to recognize that are certain things around here that are pretty admirable. The way people with limited resources use their creativity to come up with business ideas is certainly one of those things. Meet one of Delhi’s street … more »
The Faces of HOLI
If you are familiar with Indian festivals, you would have heard of HOLI by now. The “Festival of Colors” is, quite probably, the most sought-after celebration of them all by tourists visiting Incredible India. Originally a Hindu festival, the fun of Holi has been shared by more and more people … more »
India: it’s electrifying!
After a 6 week interlude in Lisboa, we’re back in India! It’s funny how frequent mobility has made us used to all sorts of cities and daily routines. When we reached Portugal, I felt the streets were rather empty… where was everyone? I wondered… Lisbon was not different as such, … more »
Stunning temple in Chennai
Last year we took a trip to Chennai. Zara had to see the south of India and what better place to start than take a trip to Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. South Indian temples are very different from the ones in the North. Intricately decorated with stories from … more »
The Veggie of Sarojni
Selling vegetables at the market in India seems to be a tough job. No wonder this fellow in today’s photo decided to take a nap while his colleague would do all the work at a subji stall in Sarojni Market, New Delhi. Markets in India tend to be as busy … more »
Funny things about India
That India is a funny place, we all know by now! No matter where you look or what you do around Incredible India, there is always some source of entertainment nearby. Could be the way things look, peculiar things people do or simply the contrasts between different traditions, tastes, senses of humor… … more »