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I thoroughly enjoyed the trip I made last October to villages in the foothills of the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. While I was there, I heard a couple of stories from local people about leopard attacks. What I didn’t hear was that more people are killed by leopards in Uttarakhand than in […]

And here are the images from that last roll, which went up on McCurry’s site a few days ago:  

What would you photograph if you were using the last roll of Kodachrome ever made? Here’s how Steve McCurry made his choices:  

My book of 2012? It was one published in 2006, which I discovered at Delhi airport on my way back from a trip to the Himalayas in October: Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra (published in India by Penguin and in Britain by Faber). It’s a plump (950 pages) and populous novel set primarily in Mumbai, […]

In Telegraph Travel this week we are running a selection of pictures from The Sacred India Book, a superlative new work by the photographer Amit Pasricha. He documents rite and ritual in panoramic pictures that not only convey a strong sense of place but make you feel as though you are in that place. It’s […]

My piece for the Telegraph about the Maharajas’ Express is now online. The photograph below is of the camel ride into the desert that I mention in the text.

The barmen in India, too, are a more reflective lot than their counterparts in London. These gentlemen were serving the drinks at Dera Amer, an elephant polo camp near the city of Jaipur.

Back from India, and settling down to write about a trip on the Maharajas’ Express, I find myself scribbling notes such as “add ref to tighter security”. But in India, as this photo shows, even a brush with the security guards can be part of the entertainment:

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