All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘india’

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Mr. V. Tangapandem always wanted to visit…

Mr. V. Tangapandem always wanted to visit the sacred city of) along the banks of Ma, but it wasn’t until this year – at age 78 – that he finally made it. Most impressively, he got here by walking all 1,464 miles from his home near, Tamil Nadu. Quite impressive, and just more evidence of the reverence for and devotion to the mighty. Asked if he’s concerned for the health of the River: “Of course. She’s our Mother, she’s our god, but she needs help.” Does he want to die here in Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganga? “Of course! But, not now,” he says with a wide grin before giving me a deep Namaskar and shuffling on his way @eddiebauer @pedromcbride @microsoftusa

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Rupa’s 44-year life has been anything but…

Rupa’s 44-year life has been anything but easy. That said, the we met living with camels and horses (and their keepers) under an overpass beside the River in central, was a kind and gentle giant.
Great to be back here with @pedromcbride telling the story of the mighty, and immersed in a place of extremes: beauty and squalor, reverence and abuse, wealth and poverty, purity and pollution. Amazing, trying, and absolutely wonderful @eddiebauer @madhav108a @india_gram

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Diyas on the Ganges River at Haridwar

Looking forward to heading back to #India in a few weeks with @pedromcbride to continue telling the story of the …

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A herd of #Himalayan #Ibex stand on…

A herd of #Himalayan #Ibex stand on the flanks of the #Gangotri Glacier below #Shivling, #India.

The Gangotri gives birth to the #Ganges River (known at this point as the #Bhagirathi) just a few kilometers downstream. The Bhagirathi joins the #Alaknanda just below the #Tehri Dam to form the Ganges proper. It then flows some 1500 miles to the Bay of #Bengal, providing essential water for an estimated 400 million people within its #watershed.

But, like so many mountain glaciers, the Gangotri is receding at an alarming rate – about 15-20 meters per year, and nearly 2 kilometers in the past century.
Mountains are the water towers of the earth, and thus cornerstones of humanity. Let’s honor them today on International Mountain Day, and urge our elected officials to take mountains and mountain preservation seriously.

#DIM14 #internationalmountainday #welovemountains #liveyouradventure

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Day 4 in the #blackandwhitephotochallenge: I spent…

Day 4 in the #blackandwhitephotochallenge: I spent many frames trying to capture the man, a humble farmer in an impoverished village on the fringes of the great #Thar Desert in #Rajasthan, #India. His heavily lined face, weather worn, was accented by dusty, bent, coke-bottle glasses, his head topped by a meticulously wrapped turban. A traditional portrait seemed the way to go. But, it wasn’t working. No image I captured of his face conveyed the story I wanted to tell…The story of a man who spent years working hard, toiling under the rigors of manual labor, and yet emanating – more than anything else – peace, tranquility, and humanity. Then, I looked down and saw his hands… #blackandwhitechallenge #blackandwhite #dailylifeindia #aportraitsnotalwaysaface

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Wishing a big Happy Birthday to #India…

Wishing a big Happy Birthday to #India on this Independence Day. This photo, from #Ganga #aarti in #Rishikesh, reminds me of the reference people have for the mighty #Ganges, and the importance of the river to India, physically and spiritually.
As #Jawaharlal #Nehru said: “The Ganga…is the river if India, beloved of her people, round which are intertwined her memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India’s age-long culture and civilization, ever changing, ever flowing, and yet ever the same Ganga.” May #Modi remain true to his promise to protect the Ganga and bring her back to greatness. @pedromcbride @davidcmorton @eddiebauer @microsoftusa #Surface @natgeo #ambuja

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Bhagirathi Peaks from Sundarvan Basecamp, Gangotri Glacier, Garhwal Himalaya, India. Photo © Jake Norton.

Following the Ganges from Source to Sea

My first piece written for Matador Network, the web’s largest travel magazine, featuring travel writing, photography, and film. Much more …

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A man prays in the brackish waters of the Hoogly (Ganges) River as it nears the Bay of Bengal at Fairley Ghat, Kolkata, India.

Thursday Thought: Ganges, Revered and Reviled

I’m putting together a presentation on the Himalaya and the Ganges River today for my daughter’s first grade class, and …

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The Bhagirathi (Ganges) River roars through the narrow valley of Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India.

Thursday Thought – The Indian Tapestry: No Single Story

“You will always cherish it. It’s like India – you’ll never see only those old, broken, and dirty threads again, …

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A woman prays at Ganga Sagar, the sacred spot in the Sundarban Islands where the Ganges River meets the sea. Photo © Jake Norton.

Flowing with the Ganges

Live now on the Eddie Bauer “Live Your Adventure” blog is my final post on #GangaS2S, the epic journey David …

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