Articles by Polina Schapova
Oct 05, 2019
Finding Vilnius on a journey through Lithuania — a hidden jewel by the Baltic SeaWith its mix of culture, history, nature and delicious cuisine, a trip to Vilnius in Lithuania should be just what the holiday doctor ordered.
Sep 13, 2019
Ganesh Chaturthi: Devotees across Maharashtra celebrate as the 10-day festival culminates with visarjanThe 10 day-long festival celebrating the arrival of Lord Ganesha, or Bappa, as he is affectionately known culminated on 12 September, 2019. Ganpati statues are brought to the sea on the last day amidst much dancing and merriment, and immersed in the water. In this photo, Ganesha is on his way to Versova Beach followed by his devotees.
Aug 03, 2019
From Camden to Columbia Road, a pictorial journey through London's many specialty marketsLondon’s many vibrant markets make for a fascinating visit any time of the year, but on a warm summer’s day this experience becomes even more of a pleasure.
Jul 10, 2019
The changing face of Meghalaya: A tale of poorly planned development and tourismBefore Meghalaya was exposed to the outside world, the hearth was the centre of daily entertainment, with folk tales being narrated by the older generations, and folk music being played. Now, with rising tourism numbers and poorly planned development, the 'abode of the clouds' must fight to save its ecosystem and local culture
Apr 24, 2019
The Kolis, one of the oldest fishing communities of Mumbai, face an uncertain futureThere is no doubt that this is a critical time for the survival of the Koli fishing community. How it adapts to, and evolves from, both the macro and micro factors affecting it in the dramatically changing environment of today will determine its success going forward.
Mar 14, 2019
Artists Unite! Movement: At the Red Fort in Delhi, a creative protest against politics of hate and oppressionArtists Unite! was a nationwide creative protest, where artists across many different genres came together, on the same weekend, in 13 different cities across India, to stand up for democracy
Feb 24, 2019
Louvre Abu Dhabi: New addition to UAE's art world presents connections between culturesLouvre Abu Dhabi presents art work and artifacts from across the world as 12 chapters of human history, from pre-history to the present day. It has been criticised for being West-centric
Dec 27, 2018
Magnetic Fields: Begum X, Peter Cat Recording Co enthrall audiences at 2018 edition of festivalGlimpses from the performances of artists like Delhi Sultanate and Last Night on Earth at this edition of Magnetic Fields
Dec 18, 2018
Go, Goa, Gone: Stories from a changing paradise — and a look at what the future portendsWhen you speak to long-term residents of the state, you'll hear phrases like “Oh, but it’s not like it was in the old days…” It seems, however, that everyone has a different take on the evolution of Goa
Oct 09, 2018
At Delhi's Yashwant Place Market — the fur and leather goods haven for Russian shoppersFor the last 50 years, the Yashwant Place Market (also known as the Russian Market), has been catering to the shopping needs of a mainly Russian-speaking clientele.