THE EXHIBITION

Discover some of the entires

EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

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EPISODE 2

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

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EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Listen Here
EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Listen Here

Tea and tradition in Varanasi

Tea and Varanasi both have a rich and complex history and this photo essay draws together the traditions of both. Scroll through to see photos of our Chai Wallah Suresh at work and the incomparable city of Varanasi.

INDIA   –  12 MIN READ
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Tea and tradition in Varanasi

Tea and Varanasi both have a rich and complex history and this photo essay draws together the traditions of both. Scroll through to see photos of our Chai Wallah Suresh at work and the incomparable city of Varanasi.

by Martin Lyle

INDIA   –  12 MIN READ

Tea and tradition in Varanasi

Tea and Varanasi both have a rich and complex history and this photo essay draws together the traditions of both. Scroll through to see photos of our Chai Wallah Suresh at work and the incomparable city of Varanasi.

by Martin Lyle

INDIA   –  12 MIN READ

Tea and tradition in Varanasi

Tea and Varanasi both have a rich and complex history and this photo essay draws together the traditions of both. Scroll through to see photos of our Chai Wallah Suresh at work and the incomparable city of Varanasi.

by Martin Lyle

INDIA   –  12 MIN READ

Tea and tradition in Varanasi

Tea and Varanasi both have a rich and complex history and this photo essay draws together the traditions of both. Scroll through to see photos of our Chai Wallah Suresh at work and the incomparable city of Varanasi.

by Martin Lyle

INDIA   –  12 MIN READ
EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

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The Lake District

Pokhara is one of Nepal’s most expensive cities, and home to many German-style bakeries, but rising rents in the town have made it a competitive landscape to trade in.

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EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Listen Here
A V A I L A B L E   O N . . .                iTunes      SoundCloud

Cursing ourselves for leaving late we meet with the usual morning rush of slow moving pilgrims, volatile cows, eager stray dogs and horn honking motorbikes as we flit though the city’s grubby, maze-like, passages. Varanasi, in Northern India, is the oldest and holiest of all Indian cities, drawing Hindu pilgrims in droves to bathe in the holy Ganges River or cremate their departed loved ones. Words alone fail to capture the essence of this complex place, which is in equal measure beguiling, disgusting, photogenic and frustrating. It seems fitting then, that Varanasi is where we will learn more about the magic elixir that is chai. A drink over which wars have been fought and countries conquered.

Many people assume that chai and the chai stall is a longstanding tradition in India but it’s actually a relatively new phenomenon in the country’s long history. Although native tea plants grew wild in India, used primarily for cooking, it was during British rule in the 19th Century that commercial tea cultivation began, as part of a bid to break China’s monopoly of the industry. Not until well into the 20th Century, when producers sought to capture the Indian domestic market because of falling sales in Britain, did tea rise to become the drink of the masses in India.

Cursing ourselves for leaving late we meet with the usual morning rush of slow moving pilgrims, volatile cows, eager stray dogs and horn honking motorbikes as we flit though the city’s grubby, maze-like, passages. Varanasi, in Northern India, is the oldest and holiest of all Indian cities, drawing Hindu pilgrims in droves to bathe in the holy Ganges River or cremate their departed loved ones. Words alone fail to capture the essence of this complex place, which is in equal measure beguiling, disgusting, photogenic and frustrating. It seems fitting then, that Varanasi is where we will learn more about the magic elixir that is chai. A drink over which wars have been fought and countries conquered.

Many people assume that chai and the chai stall is a longstanding tradition in India but it’s actually a relatively new phenomenon in the country’s long history. Although native tea plants grew wild in India, used primarily for cooking, it was during British rule in the 19th Century that commercial tea cultivation began, as part of a bid to break China’s monopoly of the industry. Not until well into the 20th Century, when producers sought to capture the Indian domestic market because of falling sales in Britain, did tea rise to become the drink of the masses in India.

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Pokhara is one of Nepal’s most expensive cities, and home to many German-style bakeries, but rising rents in the town have made it a competitive landscape to trade in.

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The Lake District

Pokhara is one of Nepal’s most expensive cities, and home to many German-style bakeries, but rising rents in the town have made it a competitive landscape to trade in.

EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

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EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Watch on IGTV
A V A I L A B L E   O N . . .                Instagram IGTV
EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Watch on IGTV
A V A I L A B L E   O N . . .                Instagram IGTV
EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Watch on IGTV
A V A I L A B L E   O N . . .                Instagram IGTV
EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Watch Here
EPISODE 2

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Watch Here
EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Watch Here
EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Watch Here
THE EXHIBITION

Discover some of the entires

14 MAY – 20 OCTOBER 2019

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years. In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

BLENHEIM PALACE   –  9AM to 6PM, TUE. To SUN.
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EPISODE 2

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Listen Here
EPISODE 2

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Listen Here
EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years. In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Listen Here
EPISODE 1

The Lost Man’s Tale

In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years. In this episode we’re in Chennai, Southern India, where a chance encounter with a street dweller outside our hotel unravels the story of a European man who’s been homeless in India for over 50 years.

Listen Here