She’s one of the spunkiest, most animated people in the city. I remember meeting her for the first time ever, at Nini’s and spending the next hour laughing myself silly, listening, and watching fascinated, as she narrated what was, her very first time in Ahmadabad. Navneet is the better half of the couple who run […]
February was like bittersweet chocolate. And I love that kind. I do. It took me, very briefly, to Serampore, and it made me realize, how much I want to spend months in Calcutta and its suburbs, not necessarily photographing its streets, people, food, and leftover colonial architecture, but absorbing the smells, sights, and sounds, the […]
As entrepreneurial as Gujarat is, one never thought that the cool of start-ups would rub off on this generally laid-back city of Ahmadabad. But it has, and how! We have the city bustling with new ideas coming to fruition powered by the young brains that spout them. For those that need the environs of an […]
I like mine strong. And I appreciate it in all its forms. Here’s one time I saw how the big, bad machines make some. I felt like I was instantly transported to some city that’s still living the ’70s.
Love to eat. Live to eat. Some people eat to live, well, we are slightly different then. They say that half the pleasure of eating is in seeing and smelling the food. These are some delectable dishes from The Mansingh, in Gwalior.
What I particularly enjoy about photographing an Indian Wedding, are, the details; and the sometimes overbearing presence of Red. But then, that’s toned down by the elegance of the bride.
“O Dastaañgo, aik panna aur kholo, aur kaho…” And we all saw, more than 1500 of us, how a relationship so fragile, so precious, so battered by an unforgettable sense of wrong, as that between Draupadi and Yudhishtira, was revived by a simple act of friendship. An eponymous long poem by Pavan K Verma, adapted […]
Indian Summer, is usually not half as beautiful as the song in its name. And it is often the perfect recipe for mirages, even hallucinations. It is infamous, in the villages and small towns of India, for making people lose sanity. Everybody I saw on the streets that day, had a white cloth wrapped around […]
The ocean takes away pieces of my soul, I cannot leave, I am the shore. I wake from nightmares of blinding lights to your clear voice, whispering, “Hush! Come here, Hush! Its okay, come”, and you hang up I pry my eyes open I want to see your face, you’re here before I fall into […]
Yun na mil mujh se khafa ho jaisay Saath chal, mauj-e-sabaa ho jaisay [Meet me not in anger, beloved, Walk with me, like the morning breeze walks with spring] Φ A Mehdi Hasan rendition of the famous, Ehsan Danish ghazal, playing from a vinyl record, whitewashed walls, indoor plants, a carved lamp-stand, with a shade to […]