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21 Things I Will Never Take For Granted Again After Visiting India

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 02.07.2017 | Travel
M. Shannon Hernandez

I travel to learn more about the people and cultures of the world, more about the beautiful planet we inhabit, and more about myself. Also, as part of...

Find The Real India: Dance In The Streets Of Gujarat

Jonathan Tourtellot | Posted 08.13.2016 | Travel
Jonathan Tourtellot

From a destination-quality point of view, Gujarat strikes me as pure India, still unadulterated by international tourism. The people are friendly, the streets filthy, the culture deep and complex, the traffic crazy, the dances fun, prices affordable, and the weather hot.

This Indian City Set An Example Of How To Protect Vulnerable Citizens Amid Heat Wave

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if aut...

Impressions of India: Ahmedabad to Udaipur

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

We were all packed and ready to go when our new driver, Mr. Singh, and his spiffy van pulled up in front of the hotel. As we left Ahmedabad, I took note of the street scenes out the window, and I especially loved this large mosaic mural featuring images of Gandhi.

Impressions of India: Ahmedabad

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

Today's adventure was the city of Ahmedabad, and our first stop was an impressive Jain Temple located in the central city. To enter the temple you must take off your shoes and I wasn't wearing socks, so I chose to stay outside. . I enjoyed documenting the contrast between the ancient hand-carved stonework and the new bamboo scaffolding.

The Road to Rajasthan

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

The end of the year seems a fitting time to close the 2014 chapter on Route 66 and open the door to new adventures. Months before I committed to the road trip with the Ride for the Relay, I was planning an equally exciting adventure with a group of women to visit India.

Uttarayan, the International Kite Festival

Global Yodel | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

If you find yourself in the northwest of India in January, do yourself a favor and wander toward Ahmedabad in Gujarat; you'll know you're getting close when you start to see a flurry of kites filling the sky.

Five Creative (and Successful) Initiatives to Bring Clean Water to the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Access to clean, potable water is a central issue for slum dwellers around the world and is often a time-consuming endeavor that involves walking great distances. Water is often expensive, demanding a large portion of families' budgets.

In Modi's Gujarat, Muslims Struggle to be respected by Hindus

Zahir Janmohamed | Posted 12.21.2012 | World
Zahir Janmohamed

Nida had always heard about housing discrimination in India but she had never experienced it, until she became an unwilling spokesperson for the plight of Gujarat's Muslims.

PHOTOS: Go Fly A Kite... In India

Posted 01.10.2012 | World

In anticipation of Uttarayan day, kite enthusiasts from 42 countries have flocked to Gujarat, India, according to the Times of India. The five-day fes...

Prahlad Jani, Indian Man, Claims To Have Had No Food Or Drink For 70 Years

Telegraph | Dean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian military scientists are studying an 82-year-old who claims he has not had any food or drink for 70 years....

Ahmedabad Bombings and Gandhi (viii)

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Badt

But I did not fly to Rajasthan. Perhaps because of the recent bombings, I noticed it was a third of the price to fly to the neighboring state, to t...