Fishing in India is as old as the hills. No one has any real knowledge of when men first took to the seas for their food but one thing is certain, the techniques used have changed very little in the last thousand years or so - apart from the introduction of outboard motors on some of the larger boats.
Traditional methods use a vertical net, which has weights at the bottom and floats at the top. The net is set out at sea ... read more
The miners at the Kawah Ijen volcano in Eastern Indonesia have an incredible life.
At the base of the crater lay several vents that pour out sulfuric gases and drip burning hot sulfur onto the floor below. The sulfur hardens and becomes a sold bright yellow rock, which is broken up by the minors loaded into wicker baskets, carried 1km up out of the crater ...read more
The Dayaks are said to have an ancestory that dates back some 3000 years to the jungles of Borneo.
This folk dance is accompanied by traditional music provided by a small band that has strong links to the Islamic culture. It is performed at many celebrations throughout Java and Kalimantan.
The cosumes are representative of traditional Dayakan dress although ...read more
This festival is not for the faint hearted, with events that contain some rather serious forms of self harm.
During the 9 day celebration the Chinese population of the island of Phuket in Thailand give praise and offerings to their gods. In return the gods give power to some of these devotees, powers that enable them to feel ...read more
Also known as the ´festival of colours´ Holi is celebrated with a passion across many parts of India but with particular vigour in the Northern states and is one of the largest of all Hindu festivals.
It takes place every year at the begining of spring and celebrates the victory of good over evil and dates back before the birth of the Hindu god Krishna some five thousand ...read more
The Kumbh Mela occurs every 3 years at one of four locations, Its a huge event that’s attended by millions of pilrims.
In the year of 2010 it was the turn of Haridwar in Uttarakhand at the foothills of the Himalayas to host the ardh kumbh mela. Hindus from all walks of life travel vast distances by bus, train, plane, boat, any means possible to ...read more