Getting Hooked at Thaipusam, Kerala

Quite possibly the strangest thing I have ever witnessed.

At Thaipusam Festival, devotees as young as six and seven are pierced with steel hooks and spears to thank the Lord Murugan for defeating an evil demon.


A Surfing Adventure In India

This was it! I had caught the wave, the rush of water sending me careering towards the beach. But I wasn’t surfing yet. I lifted my torso, hands flat on the board, wrists tight against my ribcage. Gaining speed I pushed down on the board, popping upwards, sliding my legs up the board to take […]