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Project Bly Brings World Street Market Culture To You

Project Bly Brings World Street Market Culture To You May 23rd, 2013 at 12:00PM: Courtesy of Shriti Bannerjee, If you are the kind of traveler who lives for digging through flea markets and wandering through souks, you might want to travel over to, a new lifestyle website featuring a rotation of world street market collections. In addition to shopping for carefully curated home goods and textiles, you can also check out street photography, food,...

Photo Of The Day: Chennai, India

Photo Of The Day: Chennai, India May 22nd, 2013 at 6:00PM: Keith Pennington Dried ginger, like other dried goods, requires careful preparation. The ginger root must be washed, peeled, sliced and left out in the sun to dry over time. This photo by photographer Keith Pennington captures three Indian women taking on the task of drying ginger in Chennai, India. I love this shot not only for its candid nature, but also because it somehow depicts the heat of...

Photo of the day: Marina Beach, Chennai, India

Photo of the day: Marina Beach, Chennai, India Aug 17th, 2011 at 5:00PM: This shot of Marina Beach in Chennai in India evokes numerous desires within me--ones that can be easily reduced to a checklist: 1. Visit India. 2. Visit Marina Beach in Chennai. 3. Fly kites more often. 4. Go to beaches at night more often. 5. Take photos more often. Funny how much want a simple photo can initiate... Be that wanting as it may, I really love this photo. Taken by...

Photo of the day: firecracker in Chennai, India

Photo of the day: firecracker in Chennai, India Jun 1st, 2011 at 1:00PM: A friend of mine, Vishaka, was born and raised in in Chennai, India. She has now married another friend of mine, Keith, an American, and they live full-time in Indiana. But every so often, once or twice a year it seems, they make the trip back to Chennai to spend time with family and to keep their ties to Chennai's culture tight. This shot captures Vishaka setting off her first firecracker...

One Wall Street Journal reporter's rickshaw ride through India

Aug 12th, 2008 at 11:20AM: If you're looking for a fresh take on the Grand-Tour-Through-India travelogue, one with a heavy dose of culture (and even danger!), check out Niraj Sheth's blog on his roadtrip by rickshaw through southern India. What makes this blog--running until the end of this week--stand out is Niraj's unique perspective as a Wall Street Journal reporter and in his own words, as a ABCD: "American-born,...

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