Monthly Archives: April 2011

Burnt, ransacked, shaken. The Hagia Sophia stands as a stoic symbol of survival in a world fraught with differences.

The Hagia Sophia is neither a church nor a mosque. As I learnt upon arrival, it’s a museum. As a student, we had to study this monument and its influence on Christian art. I had a faint memory of more … Continue reading

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London Street Photography Festival: What’s your vote?

I believe shooting candid in a public environment is never easy. It’s a skill that requires practice, practice and more practice. It’s hard to pry on someone without being noticed, what with a camera pointing straight at them. I don’t … Continue reading

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Lavani Dancers: If seduction doesn’t work, they will play on your sympathy.

I had never really seen a live Lavani dance (until now) nor made any great effort to go see one. A much abused dance form of Maharashtra, my impressions of it being lewd, provocative and downright crude were formed early … Continue reading

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