The Temples of an Atheist State

Today the bunkers of Albania resemble the abandoned ruins of ancient temples, which sometimes surrealistically supplement the urban or rural landscapes of the country.
A man shows himself proudly in the saddle his horse.

Mongolia's Nomads

They adapt naturally to the environment, despite the coldness, and receive in return life and prosperity: they are Mongolia's Nomads.
Rice manual drying in India

The Manual Drying Process of Rice Grain

Drying of paddy grains are one of the most important step before sending them to Rice mill. Drying reduces grain moisture level to a safe benchmark which is suitable for storage. When rice is harvested it consist of 20 – 30% moisture & high moisture in a grain can destroy the entire sample or encourage development of molds, and increase the likelihood of attack from pests.

Crucifixion – A Painful Devotion

In a remote village in west Bengal, the Gajan festival is being celebrated for more than 100 years now. Devotees pray, fast and sleep on the floor for one entire month. On the last day, youth take part to a painful ritual of the crucifixion.

Devotees of Rakher Upobash

Thousands of Hindu devotees sits with Prodip and prays to God in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple during the Rakher Upobash at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal.
A volunteer cleans the road in Bhaktapur past the earthquake

Nepal: after the earthquake

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25th April 2015. Many buildings in the older parts of Kathmandu are now rubble, including the Dharahara tower, a 19th century 62-metre tall building...

Photos and text by Suvra Kanti Das
Onna, The village erased by earthquake. L'Aquila

Onna, the village erased by earthquake. Italy

The small village of Onna was almost completely erased by the earthquake that struck the Abruzzo region in Italy on April 6, 2009. 85% of its old buildings collapsed, killing 40. In 1944 Onna already suffered from its tragedy...

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
L'Aquila earthquake: the interiors of the houses, fled on a deadly night of six years ago

L'Aquila, ghost city for six years and on. Italy

Red Zone, cordoning off the medieval center of L’Aquila: the wounds inflicted by the lethal earthquake seem slow to heal. The city, fled on a deadly night of six years ago, still remain suspended in time, showing the signs of an abruptly interrupted life.

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
Statue of Asclepius, Centrale Montemartini, Hall of the Machines

Centrale Montemartini, one of a kind Museum

WORLD CULTURES AND HERITAGE - On October 31, 1997 the exhibition "Le macchine e gli dei" opens. During the broadening works of the "I Musei Capitolini", an important part of its collection was transferred...

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
Fasnacht Carnival of Basel

Fasnacht Carnival of Basel

Every year the City of Basel is consumed by a festival called Fasnacht with its origins dating back as far as the 14th Century. It is Switzerland's largest festival and it lasts exactly seventy­two hours. Residents refer to it...

Text and photos by Nick Kozak

Celebrations for the International Mother Language Day in Bangladesh

International Mother Language Day is a celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism, held every year on 21 February worldwide

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das

Devotees of Rakher Upobash

During Kartik, “the holiest month” beginning every year with the new moon in November, thousands of Hindu devotees celebrate the feast of Rakher Upobash, fasting and praying the gods sitting before the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachari Ashram...

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das