India’s a pretty amazing place, and like we always say: when life gives you lessons, make lessonade.
In June, I was lucky enough to travel through India with travel photographer and Instagram juggernaut Lauren Bath (@laurenepbath). It was a beyond-brilliant experience, a the perfect way to see a country renowned for providing photographers with limitless subjects to capture. For those who haven’t been to India yet, there are the expected clichés: contrasts, colour, curries, chaos and cows. But there’s also much to photograph beyond people chucking coloured powder at Holi Festival (although that’s a pretty awesome sight too).
India seems to be one of those travel destinations that people want to go to, but don’t because they fixate on all the things that could go wrong.
It don’t matter if shuffling the streets of Mumbai or being horizontal on the beaches of Kerala is your thing, India will deliver something that’s totally you, even if ‘what’s you’ is lurching between street vendors and cramming panipuri in your mouth like an automaton.
Putting out a call for famous landmarks is a double-edged sword. On the plus side, everyone’s got a picture of a landmark somewhere. On the downside, everyone has a picture of a landmark somewhere.
Indoor air pollution from kerosense or wood stoves is the second highest cause of death by disease in India. Pollinate Energy is a social business with a simple mission – to improve the lives of India’s urban poor by giving them access to life-changing and affordable products. With a focus on sustainable solutions, such as portable solar lights and improved cookstoves, people are able to reduce indoor smoke, have better quality light, use less fuel and save money. This is the story of a handful of our customers in India – all of whom are on the road to a better, healthier life.
India is a destination on most travellers’ bucket lists. It’s bright, it’s busy and it’s loud, but it’s also an extremely spiritual place. And when planning a trip to India, it can be difficult to know where to start, so we recruited Intrepid’s destination manager for the Subcontinent, Ryan Turner, and directed some FAQs his way.
Kerosene lamps are responsible for millions of deaths in India each year. This is the story of Alexie Seller, co-founder of Pollinate, a company that aims to provide life-changing solutions for India’s urban poor.