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7 tips for travel and photography in Varanasi

“Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” – Mark Twain Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world dating back to 1800BC. I have been meaning to visit this city for years now and when I finally got the chance to spend a few…

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An off the beaten path photo experience in Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world going back almost 5000 years by some accounts. It is also one of the holiest cities in India and one of the major stops on the India tourist trail. While it is one of the most fascinating places on this planet, it can also…

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An exclusive interview with Mark de Paola

Mark de Paola is a director and photographer based in New York City best known for his wide-open shooting style. He joined the Loculars platform in late 2017 with a few exclusive short-format experiences offered in New York City. De Paola has had multiple covers for Vogue Spain and Mexico, as well as campaigns and…

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NYC Street – Jan 20th, 2018

Dreamers come to the city hoping to find their way. A young Ukranian model backstage at a midtown fashion show, a Latina transsexual in a dressing room in Jackson Heights, and new immigrants walking the streets of Chinatown. From the dystopian landscape of Willets Point to the singular beauty of Tribeca, Loculars presents, through NYC…

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Turtuk: A land of the Balti, apricots and breathtaking landscapes

The winter of 1971 marks an extraordinary chapter in the subcontinent’s history. Bangladesh’s liberation from Pakistan was executed with clinical precision under the oversight of Field Marshal Sam Maneckshaw (a Zoroastrian), General Jagjit Singh Aurora (a Sikh) and, Chief of the Eastern Command, Jacob-Farj-Rafael-Jacob (a Jew). All under the political astuteness of Prime Minister Indira…

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The Queens of Queens – A glimpse into the Latino LGBT nightlife of Queens, New York

Queens is often called the “World’s Borough.” It truly is one of the most culturally diverse urban areas of the world and Jackson Heights may very well be its heart. Step off the Roosevelt Avenue subway stop and you will immediately be greeted by taco stalls, ethnic grocery stores, a smattering of Tibetan/Himalayan/Asian food joints,…

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Joana Toro shares her inspiring story of determination amidst adversity in a candid conversation with Loculars

From working at a nightclub, to selling Bibles during the day, and dressing up in Hello Kitty costumes to pay her bills, Joana Toro’s journey as a photographer is one of perseverance and passion.  Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Smithsonian Magazine, and she recently collaborated with CNN and Anthony Bourdain’s…

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Four photographers share their take on Willet’s Point through Loculars

Willet’s Point holds a special place for us – it was one of the very first experiences offered on Loculars with documentary photographer Greg Brophy. It’s also a neighborhood on the verge of disappearance, and still unknown to many in and around New York. Over the past several months, four photographers have documented New York’s…

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Exploring the Townships of Cape Town, South Africa

When you arrive at Cape Town International Airport, you’ll drive a 20km stretch of highway, the N2, to get to the heart of the city. While you cruise towards Table Mountain, towards a city with world-class shopping, resorts, and unparalleled natural beauty, you’ll begin to notice shacks flanking the highway along the outer edge of…

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Durga Puja: When Kolkata becomes the City of Joy

Almost every culture on the planet has a “triumph of good over evil” story. Most major cities have a monumental festival: Rio has its mesmerizing carnival, Munich its folk festival like Oktoberfest and New Orleans its musical Jazz fest. For Bengalis and Kolkata, it’s the essence of Durga Puja, when for 5 days, Kolkata (and its…

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Preserving The Pehlwani Tradition in Kolkata

Kushti is an indigenous form of Indian wrestling tracing back three thousand years to the time of “malla-yuddha,” with Mughal refinements added in the 16th century. Kolkata is not a center for kushti like some north Indian towns such as Varanasi, Mathura and Allahabad. Yet, an early morning visit to the akharas behind Mullick Ghat…

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