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We did not have the time to wait for the khichdi Shohitun Bibi was preparing in the kitchen. We needed to leave, where to I can’t remember. Only recalling that two weeks ago we continued eastward, always sidetracked by so much of all the much that is India, after leaving that morning the Dhubri Girls Academy in Dhubri, in Assam state.
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@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @outofedenwalk #india #assam #Dhubri #kitchen #fire #soarks #smoke #woman #cooking #khichdi.

We did not have the time to wait for the khichdi Shohitun Bibi was preparing in the kitchen. We needed to leave, where to I can’t remember. Only recalling that two weeks ago we continued eastward, always sidetracked by so much of all the much that is India, after leaving that morning the Dhubri Girls Academy in Dhubri, in Assam state. - @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @outofedenwalk #india #assam #Dhubri #kitchen #fire #soarks #smoke #woman #cooking #khichdi ...

These priests were moving in renaissance time, within a painting we came upon during a ceremony at a Hindu temple on Majuli Island two weeks ago in the state of Assam, India. Majuli left a lasting beauty during our three day stay for the @natgeo @outofedenwalk story. Still in the attempt to process while editing and captioning the images back in the Berkshires.
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@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @outofedenwalk #india #assam #majuliisland #majuli #hindu #temple #cermeny #hinduceremony #hands #priests #religion #faith.

These priests were moving in renaissance time, within a painting we came upon during a ceremony at a Hindu temple on Majuli Island two weeks ago in the state of Assam, India. Majuli left a lasting beauty during our three day stay for the @natgeo @outofedenwalk story. Still in the attempt to process while editing and captioning the images back in the Berkshires. - @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @outofedenwalk #india #assam #majuliisland #majuli #hindu #temple #cermeny #hinduceremony #hands #priests #religion #faith ...

A bit melancholic sitting in 18C passing over the tip of Greenland en route to Newark - Memories.
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I have no sense of time, place, what day it is. All are a continuum of the last 7 weeks in India. Maybe the most heavy, emotional,  expanding I’ve experienced. Exhausted, elated, already jumping again into the beauty of the unknown, I’m stuck in this metal bird for 15+ hrs remembering...
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Out of nowhere last Nov, a person with the IG handle, @ankitha_rs, wrote me a brief message here on Instagram. Unlike hundreds of others I received by my sisters & brothers in India, asking repeatedly, “Can I join your team, sir?!”. Ankitha spoke differently. Not begging. As if she was ready to have her life completely altered for all the history to come. It has been.
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I’m also thinking of @camillaferrariphoto, our weeks traveling, watching Camilla create most compelling 9x16 films of the @outofedenwalk for @natgeo. So much laughing, giving, silliness and chai. Telling stories, pushing the limits of ourselves. Last Nov was Camilla’s 1st trip to India. What better way to throw a filmmaker into the brilliance & madness of a @natgeo story - her 1st night was in the most shithole truck driver roadside hotel you could imagine. $3 a room. Camilla didn’t complain a bit. Smiling, going as fine as I was just being there, amongst the crazy flashing lights, smells, trucks roaring past. There were rats too.
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And Ram Ram. We’ve worked on 3 @natgeo stories together in 10 years. @kewalmauryatravels is the kindest, most gentle, giving, committed friend I know. He drove us more than 10,000 km (6200+ ml) across all of north India in Nov-Dec 2018 & Jan-Mar 2019. There is no more amazing than Ram and his car, White Lightening. Ram is as sweet as Winnie The Poo.
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All this may seem nothing to do with this photo, an irrigation hose meandering through a tea plantation in West Bengal. Spiritually it does...it reminds me of walking down this hill, following this weaving, thinking of Ram, Camilla and Ankitha, thankful. So thankful.
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#remembering #onassignment @natgeo #india @camillaferrariphoto @ankitha_rs @kewalmauryatravels #thankful.

A bit melancholic sitting in 18C passing over the tip of Greenland en route to Newark - Memories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have no sense of time, place, what day it is. All are a continuum of the last 7 weeks in India. Maybe the most heavy, emotional, expanding I’ve experienced. Exhausted, elated, already jumping again into the beauty of the unknown, I’m stuck in this metal bird for 15+ hrs remembering... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Out of nowhere last Nov, a person with the IG handle, @ankitha_rs , wrote me a brief message here on Instagram. Unlike hundreds of others I received by my sisters & brothers in India, asking repeatedly, “Can I join your team, sir?!”. Ankitha spoke differently. Not begging. As if she was ready to have her life completely altered for all the history to come. It has been. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m also thinking of @camillaferrariphoto , our weeks traveling, watching Camilla create most compelling 9x16 films of the @outofedenwalk for @natgeo. So much laughing, giving, silliness and chai. Telling stories, pushing the limits of ourselves. Last Nov was Camilla’s 1st trip to India. What better way to throw a filmmaker into the brilliance & madness of a @natgeo story - her 1st night was in the most shithole truck driver roadside hotel you could imagine. $3 a room. Camilla didn’t complain a bit. Smiling, going as fine as I was just being there, amongst the crazy flashing lights, smells, trucks roaring past. There were rats too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And Ram Ram. We’ve worked on 3 @natgeo stories together in 10 years. @kewalmauryatravels is the kindest, most gentle, giving, committed friend I know. He drove us more than 10,000 km (6200+ ml) across all of north India in Nov-Dec 2018 & Jan-Mar 2019. There is no more amazing than Ram and his car, White Lightening. Ram is as sweet as Winnie The Poo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All this may seem nothing to do with this photo, an irrigation hose meandering through a tea plantation in West Bengal. Spiritually it does...it reminds me of walking down this hill, following this weaving, thinking of Ram, Camilla and Ankitha, thankful. So thankful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #remembering #onassignment @natgeo #india @camillaferrariphoto @ankitha_rs @kewalmauryatravels #thankful ...

We were here along the Teesta River, and these two sweet ones were there too, floating upon it. It was outside of Siliguri when we stopped on our way moving gently eastward, already beautifully overwhelmed in north India on this second half of the @outofedenwalk. This floating was for the couples pre-wedding photographer...I mean, isn’t it every day you come across two people in evening wear, floating? This occurred more than two weeks ago, feeling as if two years. Also feels it was two minutes ago. -
#onassignment @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @outofedenwalk #india #westbengal  #teestariver #tealdress #bride #groom #boar #river #boat #strangebeauty.

We were here along the Teesta River, and these two sweet ones were there too, floating upon it. It was outside of Siliguri when we stopped on our way moving gently eastward, already beautifully overwhelmed in north India on this second half of the @outofedenwalk. This floating was for the couples pre-wedding photographer...I mean, isn’t it every day you come across two people in evening wear, floating? This occurred more than two weeks ago, feeling as if two years. Also feels it was two minutes ago. - #onassignment @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @outofedenwalk #india #westbengal #teestariver #tealdress #bride #groom #boar #river #boat #strangebeauty ...

We must continue, not just one day a year #internationalwomensday - Women wait to have tea leaves they plucked weighed at a tea plantation in West Bengal, India. Whenever you sip a cup of tea, give thanks in most humble sincerity to these women and hundreds of thousands more. In kindness to those who tirelessly pluck leaves with their barehands, 9 hours a day, 6 days. week, for an average of $2.20........per day. -
#everyday #internationalwomensday #india #westbengal #womensrights #humanrights #tea #teapickers #teapluckers #equality #InternationalWomensDay2019 #women @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection.

We must continue, not just one day a year #internationalwomensday - Women wait to have tea leaves they plucked weighed at a tea plantation in West Bengal, India. Whenever you sip a cup of tea, give thanks in most humble sincerity to these women and hundreds of thousands more. In kindness to those who tirelessly pluck leaves with their barehands, 9 hours a day, 6 days. week, for an average of $2.20........per day. - #everyday #internationalwomensday #india #westbengal #womensrights #humanrights #tea #teapickers #teapluckers #equality #InternationalWomensDay2019 #women @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection ...

Don’t know why, it feels strangely interesting. Never seen a pink garden hose either. That’s all.
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#onassignment @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #india #bhagalpur #pink #hose #gardenhose #goingtosleep.

Don’t know why, it feels strangely interesting. Never seen a pink garden hose either. That’s all. - #onassignment @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #india #bhagalpur #pink #hose #gardenhose #goingtosleep ...

Important moments are never once. They repeat, over and over, until humanity awakens... International Womens Day is also today, everyday - a Human Right. And don’t mess with these ladies at Dhubri Girls Academy in Dhubri, India. When they grow up, like so many young women around the world, no longer will they take oppressive nonsense nor inequality. They will be educated, empowered. A force of nature in rising our collective human existence.
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#everyday #internationalwomensday #india #dhubri #womensrights #humanrights #girlsschool #education #empowerment #classroom #educatingwomen #futureleaders #InternationalWomensDay2019 #women @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection.

Important moments are never once. They repeat, over and over, until humanity awakens... International Womens Day is also today, everyday - a Human Right. And don’t mess with these ladies at Dhubri Girls Academy in Dhubri, India. When they grow up, like so many young women around the world, no longer will they take oppressive nonsense nor inequality. They will be educated, empowered. A force of nature in rising our collective human existence. - #everyday #internationalwomensday #india #dhubri #womensrights #humanrights #girlsschool #education #empowerment #classroom #educatingwomen #futureleaders #InternationalWomensDay2019 #women @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection ...

Photo by @amivitale in support of @photography.for.good @rippleeffectimages #InternationalWomensDay2019
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Runa Khan is a force of nature. For years, she watched as climate change in #Bangladesh flooded whole communities, cutting them off from the mainland and stranding families from receiving vital healthcare and education.
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That’s why Runa founded @friendshipngo. This innovative floating hospital literally sails on water to bring education, healthcare and hope to communities stranded on Bangladesh’s isolated chars. Friendship has helped over one million people gain access to healthcare in Bangladesh and thousands more through education.
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@RippleEffectImages’s aid partners find innovative ways to remove obstacles that keep girls from reaching their educational potential and help bring healthcare to the communities that most need it.

#PhotographyForGood by @amivitale | @rippleeffectimages 
@photography.for.good @unwomen @internationalwomensday_global #women #girls #empowerment #empowerwomen #climatechange #changemakers #womensday #IWD2019 #balanceforbetter #thinkequal #buildsmart #innovateforchange #supportyoursisters #internationalwomensday #InternationalWomensDay2019.

Photo by @amivitale in support of @photography.for.good @rippleeffectimages #InternationalWomensDay2019 - Runa Khan is a force of nature. For years, she watched as climate change in #Bangladesh flooded whole communities, cutting them off from the mainland and stranding families from receiving vital healthcare and education. - That’s why Runa founded @friendshipngo. This innovative floating hospital literally sails on water to bring education, healthcare and hope to communities stranded on Bangladesh’s isolated chars. Friendship has helped over one million people gain access to healthcare in Bangladesh and thousands more through education. - @RippleEffectImages ’s aid partners find innovative ways to remove obstacles that keep girls from reaching their educational potential and help bring healthcare to the communities that most need it. #PhotographyForGood by @amivitale | @rippleeffectimages @photography.for.good @unwomen @internationalwomensday_global #women #girls #empowerment #empowerwomen #climatechange #changemakers #womensday #IWD2019 #balanceforbetter #thinkequal #buildsmart #innovateforchange #supportyoursisters #internationalwomensday #InternationalWomensDay2019 ...

This important day should be every day - #internationalwomensday. If you don’t understand what this image is about, it’s high time to wake up.
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Women carrying 35 kilograms (77 pounds) of bricks upon their heads at a brick factory in Assam State, India. These kindest, strongest of ladies, carry such loads 100-200 a day, receiving $.019 cents per 35kg or around $2-4 per day.
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Millions of women around the world live and work in extreme difficult situations, with little hope for change, equality, nor opportunity. Without equality, our world will never have peace, our local and global society will never reach our greatest possibilities borne only by achieving something so simple...equal rights, a human right, bringing balance to our imbalanced world.
#internationalwomensday @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #india #assam #womensrights #humanrights #labor #InternationalWomensDay2019 #atlasstatue #women #51percent.

This important day should be every day - #internationalwomensday . If you don’t understand what this image is about, it’s high time to wake up. - Women carrying 35 kilograms (77 pounds) of bricks upon their heads at a brick factory in Assam State, India. These kindest, strongest of ladies, carry such loads 100-200 a day, receiving $.019 cents per 35kg or around $2-4 per day. - Millions of women around the world live and work in extreme difficult situations, with little hope for change, equality, nor opportunity. Without equality, our world will never have peace, our local and global society will never reach our greatest possibilities borne only by achieving something so simple...equal rights, a human right, bringing balance to our imbalanced world. #internationalwomensday @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #india #assam #womensrights #humanrights #labor #InternationalWomensDay2019 #atlasstatue #women #51percent ...

play_circle_filled You did it, @jimmychin and @chaivasarhelyi! Such a beautiful film, partnership...and to @alexhonnold, you’re amazing! #freesolo #freesolofilm @natgeo #oscars #oscars2019  Free Solo, Best Documentary Film - keep inspiring, all of us!.

You did it, @jimmychin and @chaivasarhelyi ! Such a beautiful film, partnership...and to @alexhonnold , you’re amazing! #freesolo #freesolofilm @natgeo #oscars #oscars2019 Free Solo, Best Documentary Film - keep inspiring, all of us! ...

The other day @suvendrachandra kindly wrote, “could you please post some of the chai drinkers in the tea stalls” I often visit. These frequent stops are moments of meditation, where I stop to ponder, to reconcile what I’m actually feeling. Most often they open a doorway into the narrative I’m trying to tell...chai shops are portals into the incredible culture and people of India. Many times we meet someone over chai whose story is so interesting, a passageway into lives one otherwise would never gently touch. @camillaferrariphoto, @ankitha_rs and I met these two gentlemen and peeker at a chai shop near Mughalsarai. We didn’t chat much, instead we each became completely lost for more than an hour amongst all the beautiful strangeness within this space of noise and chaos. Delirious on chai, overwhelmed by all there was (visuals not at all connected to this National Geographic magazine story), it opened that space between space. Later that day, we came upon a moment that did touch upon the story, and we could feel.
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#onassignment @natgeo @outofedenwalk @natgeoimagecollection #india #uttarpradesh #chaishop #spacebetweenspace #portrait.

The other day @suvendrachandra kindly wrote, “could you please post some of the chai drinkers in the tea stalls” I often visit. These frequent stops are moments of meditation, where I stop to ponder, to reconcile what I’m actually feeling. Most often they open a doorway into the narrative I’m trying to tell...chai shops are portals into the incredible culture and people of India. Many times we meet someone over chai whose story is so interesting, a passageway into lives one otherwise would never gently touch. @camillaferrariphoto , @ankitha_rs and I met these two gentlemen and peeker at a chai shop near Mughalsarai. We didn’t chat much, instead we each became completely lost for more than an hour amongst all the beautiful strangeness within this space of noise and chaos. Delirious on chai, overwhelmed by all there was (visuals not at all connected to this National Geographic magazine story), it opened that space between space. Later that day, we came upon a moment that did touch upon the story, and we could feel. - #onassignment @natgeo @outofedenwalk @natgeoimagecollection #india #uttarpradesh #chaishop #spacebetweenspace #portrait ...

Late afternoon at a chai shop near Nawada in Bihar, where for a brief moment everything became wonderfully placed in the perfection of imperfection. Tomorrow we turn to the northeast where like all over India, life tends to fall in its imperfect, right place.
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#onassignment @natgeo @outofedenwalk @natgeoimagecollection #india #bihar #ears #arm #head #random #portrait #imperfection.

Late afternoon at a chai shop near Nawada in Bihar, where for a brief moment everything became wonderfully placed in the perfection of imperfection. Tomorrow we turn to the northeast where like all over India, life tends to fall in its imperfect, right place. - #onassignment @natgeo @outofedenwalk @natgeoimagecollection #india #bihar #ears #arm #head #random #portrait #imperfection ...