I suppose sometimes the best way to keep an eye on your goods is to sleep on top of them. Something comfy to sleep on is always welcome during the notoriously long delays within the Indian rail network. This was apparent during what became an overnight stay in Varanasi train station for a train that never even turned up. I laid my roll mat on the floor and got as much sleep as I could, although I was awoken now and again by the odd rat curling up beside me…

I suppose sometimes the best way to keep an eye on your goods is to sleep on top of them. Something comfy to sleep on is always welcome during the notoriously long delays within the Indian rail network. This was apparent during what became an overnight stay in Varanasi train station for a train that never even turned up. I laid my roll mat on the floor and got as much sleep as I could, although I was awoken now and again by the odd rat curling up beside me…

The people of India’s Spiti Valley live remote and harsh lives, with the majority of the short warmer months spent preparing for a long and bitter winter. In the tiny villages there is a strong sense of community and a hard work ethic, bolstered by the communal cultivation of the villages’ land and livestock.Family bonds are strong here too; with many family members living in one home or nearby. Above, In the home of Tenzin, Desal’s Great-Uncle offers her Ten Rupees in an attempt to stop her sulking. 

The people of India’s Spiti Valley live remote and harsh lives, with the majority of the short warmer months spent preparing for a long and bitter winter. In the tiny villages there is a strong sense of community and a hard work ethic, bolstered by the communal cultivation of the villages’ land and livestock.
Family bonds are strong here too; with many family members living in one home or nearby. Above, In the home of Tenzin, Desal’s Great-Uncle offers her Ten Rupees in an attempt to stop her sulking.