The vanishing tattoo tradition of the Konyak tribe of Nagaland, North East India. Known as a headhunter tribe. Tattooing has been practiced for generations due to its relation with headhunting and it was deeply intertwined into the culture.
The Aghoris maintain that all opposites are ultimately illusory. The purpose of embracing pollution and degradation through various customs is the realisation of non-duality (advaita) through transcending social taboos.
Old ancient kingdoms hidden away among the highest peaks in the world. Harsh winters and remote settlements in the mountains have kept the cultures relatively untouched for decades. Now that is changing rapidly. Here you can still find remarkably.
Sadhu means one who practises a ″sadhana″ or keenly follows a path of spiritual discipline. The sādhu is solely dedicated to achieving mokṣa (liberation), the fourth and final aśrama (stage of life), through meditation and contemplation of Brahman.
On the Wadden Sea, part of the world heritage (UNESCO), a delicious shellfish lives, the cockle. To protect the mudflats, only a handful of cockle fishermen can fish for them by hand. 2.5% of the total cockle population can be fished per year.
Calcutta is one of the largest and poorest cities in India with over 15 million inhabitants. From the region, crowds of people flock to Calcutta in search of work. Due to the scarcity of space, people are forced to occupy every piece of land.