Lourdes of the East, 10 years after the tsunami

We stay in Vailankanni, Nagapattinam destrict, a pilgrim town at the east coast in Tamil Nadu. It lies on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, 350 km south of Chennai. Vailankatti is a very known pilgrim place that can be traced back to the 16th century and its founding is attributed to three…

The beauty of old tribal women 

The beauty of old tribal women – and their role as change agents In many big cities, with the ongoing globalization and higher education, where young families need to go for work in other areas and personal independence gets higher rated than ever huge changes of family structures are taking place – also in India….

7weeks in India – Tribal doctors and the mobile clinic

For tribal people, here in Tamil Nadu, all doctor checks at the primary health care center and hospital stays are free.  But not all people can go there, some are too ill, some live in remote villages and the travel to a primary Healthcare center is far away, the roads are sometimes bad… Some tribal people…

7 weeks in India – From woman to woman, part 3

Teatime Here, in India, the faces and colors are fascinating, maybe because of the diversity, maybe because of the cultural differences or just because behind every face, there is another life. Have you ever thought if it? How many different, unique lives are there? So, taking photos of people, of their expressions and movements is…