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Editorial Portraits of Rubina Singh for Femina Magazine

Editorial Portrait shoot for April 17, 2013 issue of Femina Magazine

Femina Magazine assigned me to take editorial portraits of Rubina Singh, director of Hollaback Chandigarh, a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology. I was supposed to take […]

Pictures – From my first trip to Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

Harvesting cherries in an orchard at Kandiyali, near Narkanda at Himachal Pradesh, India

Back in the year 2009, I drove through one of the most dangerous roads  (History Channel says so) to reach Kinnaur. To be honest, it is not that dangerous. It […]

The mighty Maha Kumbh mela at Allahabad

People at Sangam - Maha Kumbh Mela, Allahabad

Three years back, I experienced my first Kumbh Mela on the banks of river Ganga at Haridwar, where I spent most of my time with the Naga Sadhu’s of Juna […]

Pictures : Celebrating the colourful festival of Holi

Drummer drenched in colors performing the ritual of Samaaj in Barsana during the festival of holi

Dear friends, Happy Holi! This year, I’ll share few more pictures from Braj Holi, the most colourful version of Holi, that is celebrated in a group of small villages around […]

3623kms in Ladakh on a Farm Tractor

Tractor approaching ZojiLa Pass

So last year we went on a rather unusual journey. We took a farm tractor 3623 kms across Ladakh through the most dangerous roads, highest passes and random rivers. In […]

Snowfall in the Himalayan town of Shimla – Part I

A man walking past the closed shops at the Mall road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

17th January, 2013 Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India After a month of clear sunny days, it was raining when I got up. I trusted the weather gods and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute […]

Rural Central India for two months

School Kids of government school in Bettiah, Bihar, laughing in a WASH in school session which is a part of the Nirmal Bharat Yatra

I am back to the hills after spending almost two months in central Indian villages with WASH United. The following paragraphs will have a brief info about the yatra and […]

Flight to Ladakh that landed in Kullu Valley

The Great Himalayan Ranges at Ladakh

After spending half of my winters in Delhi, I realized that its not cold enough. So, I tried to book my tickets to the nearest Hill Station, Leh, the capital […]

Camera calling by Priyanka Sharma

Himanshu Khagta with the Raika Tribe in Rajasthan

( Priyanka Sharma, a student journalist who wrote this article about me for her college magazine. Thanks Priyanka) The beauty of her mysterious mountains and the tranquility of life in […]

Kashmir Valley for Destinasian

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( Originally appeared in the October/November 2011 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“The Last Valley”) ) Long marred by separatist violence, the Kashmir Valley is finally enjoying a relative peace, […]