Posts tagged ‘Índia’

November 27, 2014

“It has to be mad and it has to be beautiful”

via nytimes.com

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September 6, 2012

I’m on my way

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July 5, 2012

Indian Thriller

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June 30, 2012

Kumbh Mela

It is wonderful, the power of a faith like that, that can make multitudes upon multitudes of the old and weak and the young and frail enter without hesitation or complaint upon such incredible journeys and endure the resultant miseries without repining. It is done in love, or it is done in fear; I do not know which it is. No matter what the impulse is, the act born of it is beyond imagination, marvelous to our kind of people, the cold whites.

[Mark Twain]

The Kumbh Mela is the biggest gathering of people in the history of humanity — although few in the West have ever heard of it. More than 70 million pilgrims attend this extraordinary spiritual festival, which has been held every 12 years near Allahabad, India, for over two millennia. A vast tent city is established to accommodate the masses, and many of India’s greatest gurus and spiritual leaders set up camp to give discourses to their devotees. On certain auspicious days everyone takes a holy dip at the confluence of two actual rivers – the Ganges and Yamuna – and a mythical river, the Saraswati. On the main bathing day, more than 25 million people bathe in the sacred waters. This single act of faith is believed to cleanse the sins of a thousand lifetimes and secure release from the endless cycle of rebirth — literally a short cut to the state of purest bliss… nirvana.

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June 17, 2012

[Le Corbusier – Palais des Filateurs, Ahmedabad 1951. Via, and the rest of the amazing set of Corb images by Cermal Emden here.]

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June 14, 2012

Xaver Xylophon brings Indian rickshaw world to life

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/43397805]

[via It’s Nice That]

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June 11, 2012

Throw your dreams into space like a kite and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.

“A NASA Satellite photo over India, as the festival of lights begins. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, stretches beyond India, a five-day holiday encompassing multiple stories from around the world, involving Hindus, some Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains. For India, however, where roughly 80 percent of the population practices Hinduism, Diwali 2011 is and will be a massive and deeply Hindu affair, one involving dancing, shows, religious worship and lots of fireworks. (NASA)”

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