Travel Photographer Kristian Bertel is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this article. To see Kristian’s body of work click on any photograph.
The fascinating culture and impressions of daily life in India is deterred by images of human masses in a confined space, poverty and filth but also of the headlines, about rape and inhuman working conditions. India combines the most terrible and the most beautiful at the same time.
With the largest democracy and a decent constitution, where child labor is prohibited, and fundamental rights are anchored. India has still not managed to provide the majority of its inhabitants with human resources. If people knew their rights they could fight for them and improve their lives.
A country where karma reigns and a cow has more room than humans. For this reason many people accept their situation without questioning or trying to do so. Maybe one is lucky in the next life and is born as a sacred cow in India.
India is gigantic, unique and full of opposites, developing state-of-the-art technology while monkeys, elephants and multi-armed gods are revered in rivers sacrificing millions of flowers every evening.
Images By Kristian Bertel