Hardiwar Kumbh mela 2010

river near the Ganges


travel to india

We traveled to Delhi, Hardiwar, Rishikesh, and Kathmandu. We stopped at many sacred sites without the camera, including the Sufi dargahs of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, and Hazryat Inayat Khan in Delhi. We joined thousands as the only westerners in a tent to receive darshan from Sai Baba. We were told to wear scarfs, so we bought two glittery pink and orange wraps in which made us more conspicuous, like Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Some Like it Hot.


nepalese 'maoists' use force on villagers to thicken up their numbers.

I filmed this last week, before the call for a general strike.


May Day in Kathmandu

I just returned from visiting India and Nepal. During our few days in Nepal, we visited and did many interesting things. During the first night there, we saw a protest on the street. The protesters marched down the avenue carrying torches and sticks. According to local newspapers, these protesters were 'Maoists', stating that the protests included people that were forced from their countryside villages under threat of violence. The use of force is never the way to a peaceful governance. I don't understand why all other media sources are missing this point.