Weekly Photo Challenge – Trio

A trio of ingredients that go into the ubiquitous ‘paan’ or betel leaf. In India, chewing paan dates back to thousands of years and is a favourite palate cleanser and mouth freshener of a lot of Indians. The popularity of this modest leaf has ensured that paan shops dot every corner and street in the country. On…

Weekly Photo Challenge – (Extra)ordinary

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the regeneration and up-liftment of forgotten and disadvantaged localities in Joburg. Seen here is a huge mural being painted by Australian artist ADNATE, for the City of Gold Festival that took place just a few weeks ago. I took a walk with Past Experiences to check out the work-in-progress and was amazed to see the…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Boundaries

October 3 is celebrated as the German Unity Day.  It marks the anniversary when the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the Democratic Republic of Germany (East Germany), united to create one single, federal Germany on October 3, 1990. In 1961, the Berlin Wall was built by  the German Democratic Republic to separate West Berlin (which was occupied…