“BEYOND” is an exclusive documentary featuring photographer Joey L. Set in Varanasi, India. The documentary by filmmaker Cale Glendening follows Joey and his assistant Ryan as they complete their latest photo series- “Holy Men.”
Almost every major religion breeds ascetics; wandering monks who have renounced all earthly possessions, dedicating their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation.Their reality is dictated only by the mind, not material objects. Even death is not a fearsome concept, but a passing from the world of illusion.
Created by: Cale Glendening, Joey L., Ryan McCarney
Directed by: Cale Glendening
Edit/Color: Chris Dowsett, Cale Glendening, Joey L., Megan Miller, John Carrington
Graphic/Titles: James Zanoni
Original Score: Stephen Keech,Tony Anderson
All Photographs: Joey L.
Guiding/Translation: Raju Verma, Tejinder Singh
Special Thanks: Jesica Bruzzi / BH Photo, Kessler Crane
Sarah Palin’s on one of her rare trips outside the US, and told a reporter for India Today that the reason why the Republican ticket failed to win in 2008 was because she wasn’t at the top.
Speaking at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi, Palin was asked why the GOP ticket did not defeat then-Sen. Barack Obama (D). Palin said that Obama ran a strong campaign and effectively billed himself as a change candidate.
Pressed by India Today editor Aroon Purie that she also represented change, Palin replied, “I wasn’t at the top of the ticket, remember?”
Certainly not lacking in blissful self-confidence, is she? Especially when the truth is that her presence on the ticket was one of the biggest reasons for the GOP’s 2008 defeat.
President Obama’s state visit to India may not have cost $200 million a day, but it certainly is expensive for America’s commander in chief to travel abroad.
No matter what it cost, though, I’d hope most honest observers would admit this is very good news: On Day 1 of India visit, Obama showcases trade deals with US firms.
President Obama made a forceful case for free trade on the first day of his state visit to India, showcasing how trade with India can create US jobs.
He brought with him hundreds of US executives who finalized deals on the sidelines of the trip totaling nearly $10 billion in new US exports. The payoff for Mr. Obama’s argument: 50,000 new American jobs.
‘In our interconnected world, increased commerce between the United States and India can be and will be a win-win proposition for both nations,’ he said at a business summit in Mumbai. Noting that the US exports less to India than to the Netherlands – a country with fewer people than Mumbai – he said, “we can do better than that.”
The terrorist mass murderers who staged the Mumbai attacks were very well outfitted with the latest tech gadgetry.
MUMBAI, India – When the attackers arrived on the shores of Mumbai last month, they had studied satellite images of the city, were carrying handheld GPS sets and were communicating with their handlers via the Internet and satellite phone.
Many of the Indian police they encountered did not even have walkie-talkies.
The Mumbai gunmen not only overwhelmed security forces with their weaponry and willingness to die, but also with their sophisticated use of technology, security experts said.
The Prime Minister of India is calling Pakistan the ‘epicenter of terrorism,’ and hinting broadly that India’s patience is reaching its end.
NEW DELHI (AFP) – India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday called Pakistan “the epicentre of terrorism” and said the international community must deal with the problem.
“We have to galvanise the international community to deal with the epicentre of terrorism, which is located in Pakistan,” Singh said in a speech to parliament.
The prime minister said India had exercised “the utmost restraint so far” but added that should not be “misconstrued” as a sign of weakness. He said India “cannot be satisfied with mere assurances on an end to terror emanating from Pakistan.”
Pakistan is one epicenter of terrorism, it’s true, but not the only one. Our friends the Saudis are pretty accomplished at funding and exporting extremist Islam around the world, too, and it’s a continuing mistake to ignore them.
The United Nations Security Council has actually labeled four Pakistanis linked to the Mumbai atrocities as terrorists.
UNITED NATIONS – A U.N. Security Council panel has designated four men allegedly linked to the Mumbai attacks as terrorists subject to sanctions.
The four men hold leadership positions in the banned Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba that is accused of orchestrating last month’s attacks that left 171 dead in Mumbai.
The four are Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Lashkar’s operations chief; Muhammad Saeed, the group’s leader; Haji Muhammad Ashraf, its chief of finance; and Mahmoud Mohammad Ahmed Bahaziq, a financier with the group.
Following Condoleezza Rice’s appearance on CNN in which she stated unequivocally that “there was no doubt the Mumbai attacks were planned in Pakistan,” Pakistani security forces have raided one camp run by the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist gang.
Otherwise known as: keeping up appearances.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani security forces on Sunday raided a camp used by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), two sources said, in a strike against the militant group blamed by India for last month’s deadly attacks on Mumbai.
Local man Nisar Ali told Reuters the operation began in the afternoon in Shawai on the outskirts of Muzaffarabad, the capital of the Pakistani side of disputed Kashmir region.
“I don’t know details as the entire area was sealed off, but I heard two loud blasts in the evening after a military helicopter landed there,” Ali said.
An official with the Jamaat-ud-Dawa charity, which is linked to LeT, said security forces had taken over the camp.
(Hat tip: Thanos.)