Reuters

It's harvest time for the water chestnut.

Water chestnuts are a favorite treat on the streets on Mumbai, served up steamed with a nice blackened outer coat. Like most foods, they are picked hundreds of miles away. Below, scenes of the harvest in Bandipora.

Kashmiri villagers collect water chestnuts on their boats from the waters of Wular Lake at Bandipora, about 40 miles north of Srinagar. Water chestnuts are locally known as "singada" and are eaten either raw, boiled or grounded into flour after they are dried. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

A Kashmiri village woman carries a basket filled with water chestnuts after collecting them from the waters of Wular Lake at Bandipora. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)
A Kashmiri villager rows his boat through the waters of Wular Lake. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. An aerial photo of downtown Miami.
    Life

    The Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities Aren’t What You Think

    Looking at the population and job growth of large cities proper, rather than their metro areas, uncovers some surprises.

  2. Design

    Why Amsterdam’s Canal Houses Have Endured for 300 Years

    A different kind of wealth distribution in 17th-century Amsterdam paved the way for its quintessential home design.

  3. photo: Developer James Rouse visiting Harborplace in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
    Life

    What Happened to Baltimore’s Harborplace?

    The pioneering festival marketplace was among the most trendsetting urban attractions of the last 40 years. Now it’s looking for a new place in a changed city.

  4. Equity

    What ‘Livability’ Looks Like for Black Women

    Livability indexes can obscure the experiences of non-white people. CityLab analyzed the outcomes just for black women, for a different kind of ranking.

  5. photo: San Diego's Trolley
    Transportation

    Out of Darkness, Light Rail!

    In an era of austere federal funding for urban public transportation, light rail seemed to make sense. Did the little trains of the 1980s pull their own weight?

×