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WORDS AND PHOTOS BY JOE PICKARD
South India

One of the things that struck me when travelling through south India was the importance of ritual in everyday life. Whether amid the hustle and bustle of a buzzing metropolis or on the tranquil banks of the backwaters it seemed that people made the effort to take the time out of their daily routines for certain activities. From the performance and protocol surrounding the serving of food to the way we were greeted by our hosts, there was a beauty in the small gestures and details. Through this series of pictures, I have tried to capture the quiet moments and the unassuming actions that to me, make a trip to India so special.

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Beautiful landscapes of Kerala
At Home with the Indians

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Of Vanaras and God-Kings: Tales of Hampi’s Ruins
Of Vanaras and God-Kings: Tales of Hampi’s Ruins

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Classic Northeast FE
Of Myth and Mist

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Finding Coffee
Finding Coffee

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Taj Rambagh Palace
Taj Rambagh Palace

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Dawn to Dusk in Tamil Nadu
Dawn to Dusk in Tamil Nadu

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Narrative South India