PHOTO: Vendor Sells Colored Powder for Diwali Celebration in Delhi, India

Vendor sells colored powder for Diwali celebrations at the Lajpat Nagar Central Market in Delhi, India

Street vendor at Lajpat Nagar Central Market in Delhi, India, sells colored powder for Diwali celebration. Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Hindu holidays in India. In the northern part of the country, the powder is used to make designs called Rangoli. While occasionally made by hand, … Read more

Nepal After the Earthquake: Life Goes On Amid Corruption and Political Paralysis

Kathmandu's Durbar Square, where life in Nepal afer the earthquake goes on as usual. This woman still sells corn kernels to fee the ubiquitous pieons that flood the old palace grounds.

Six months after the temblor, I flew into Kathmandu to see for myself what life was like in Nepal after the earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and made hundreds of thousands homeless. I knew that my adopted family and friends had all survived, but the images of destruction that had been plastered across the … Read more

Speaking Of Traveling in India

The synchronicity of the world constantly amazes me. Yesterday I wrote about traveling in India, and today I receive an email from my friend, Dorothy, who hails from Edinburgh, Scotland. Dorothy and I became fast friends when we both attended a very special Yoga retreat in a remote area of central India a few years … Read more

So You Think You Want To Travel To India?

Ah, India! Just saying the word conjures up images of the Taj Mahal in the soft light of dawn, camels trekking across deserts, worshipers bathing in the sacred Ganges, mountains of spices in marketplace stalls, and women wrapped in luscious silk saris. India also means being exposed to filth, poverty, masses of humanity, beggars on … Read more