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Snapshot, Dawn at Nagarkot, Nepal

It starts with a blanket of black, a darkness, a covering, the occasional twinkle of a star. As it lifts, hills  and mountains, shapes and colours start to emerge, layer upon interwoven layer, shrouded in mist, waiting to be discovered.  Soon birds emerge their slumber, dogs shout their final chorus of the night before settling…

Snapshot, Episode 01 Series 4, Nepal

Day 01: Arrival NepalI opted to say in tonight and headed to the roof top bar. There are only two other people here, a couple, Instagram influencers. They are flouncing and pouting and setting up shoots taking photos and being demanding about food and drink. I apologised for stepping into their shoot, headed to the…

Snapshot The Sunderbans

Scenes from the Sunderbans whose misty early mornings lend an ethereal quality to the start of your day’s safari. One knows this is a vast area of mangrove swamp lands but knowing that doesn’t prepare one for the sheer scale of the region, the tranquility, silence and sense of peace interspersed with moments of excitement…

Snapshots – Ladakh

Snapshot – Ladakh. I’ve been to two lots of polo in the last three weeks, the terribly sophisticated polo we are all more familiar with at the Rajasthan Polo Club and then the slightly less sophisticated verson played in Ladakh! Health and safety (on behalf of the spectators) was clearly not a concern for anyone,…

Snapshots: Cremations in Varanasi

A man, wrapped in a white shroud, his head freshly shaved, sits mournfully and watches a burning pyre. A bamboo ladder, supporting another body, it’s shape visible under an orange shroud, makes its way to its final immersion in Mother Ganges. A few steps away, flames lick at another pyre, a body visible, a family…