A small Hindu temple right outside the mainly Muslim historical complex of Humayun's Tomb in New Delhi, India.
INDIA – Rafat Ali has traveled enough in the last year to fill three passports. In this photo essay, he captures mosques in New Delhi and Aligarh in India.
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Journalist and web entrepreneur Rafat Ali has been circling the globe since last summer. We've followed his journeys through Twitter and Facebook, and wanted to add a few of his collections to FATHOM. First up, mosques in India. What inspired his wanderings? Good question.
I am an internet media entrepreneur. After pouring eight years of my life and a lifetime into and selling it, I climbed out of the virtual hole I had built around myself, and breathed.
What was supposed to be a two-to-three month head-clearing travel sabbatical stretched into more than a year spanning ten countries. The idea was isolation, through solo travel to places which don't usually see many outsiders. And in countries which do have tourist traffic, to go exactly the opposite way of the Lonely Planet trail, so to speak.
After traveling through Oman, Iceland, Outer Hebrides Islands, Mongolia, Comoros Islands,Tunisia, India (twice), Colombia, Qatar, Uzbekistan — with Myanmar and a return trip to India and Comoros planned in early next year — I may have lived another lifetime since last summer.