Category Archives: Documentary

Photo essays of places and the people inside them.

The Raghu Dixit project at the NH7 Weekender Pune

Raghu Dixit Project from Bangalore is one of the foremost indie bands of India. If you’re into folk music fused with western rock riffs then this band is for you. Their music is rooted in Karnataka and somewhere in Deep … Continue reading

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Skrat: Giving it their all at the NH7 Weekender, Pune

On day 3 of the festival, we sauntered into the grounds to discover the various stage set ups. In the Bacardi pavilion, we were drawn to a young band belting out some pretty bold guitar. A closer look revealed that … Continue reading

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NH7 Weekender 2014: Motopony in concert.

Music festivals are a bit like a picnic. So I try to attend as many as possible, especially the ones happening near where I live. They never fail to offer a happy break from the monotony of city life. NH … Continue reading

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Pondicherry: some street side portraits

Its been sixty years since the de facto transfer of French territories to India. Today, November 1st 2014 is the first time the city will celebrate its Liberation Day on the lines of Republic day and Independence day as directed … Continue reading

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Pondicherry, a certain sense of Gallic glory gone by.

On a whirlwind trip to Pondicherry, I visited a quaint little museum in its old parts to better understand some of the charm the city exudes for the hordes of tourists it attracts. From the tiniest bits of Greek and … Continue reading

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The zigzag dance of rat snakes: Part 2

Auroville or at least where I stayed there, is full of snakes. One evening, after a long tiring day of cycling along the periphery of the township, I returned to my room to plunge my aching body into bed in … Continue reading

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Love. Laughter. Care. And a life turns around.

This is Icha Foundation. A young charitable trust my sister started less than 4 years ago with a lifetime commitment to raising abandoned children, particularly ones with disabilities from abjectly poor backgrounds. At the core of her calling lies the … Continue reading

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Bird watching in a place called Kondakarla

I’m not much of a bird watcher, but when there’s nothing else to do, I tend to lift my camera to find something interesting. On a visit to see my sister’s charitable foundation on the outskirts of the city of … Continue reading

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Dark, dingy but full of hope

Ride a local train in Mumbai and you can see the best and worst of living conditions in the city at one go. The spanking glass and concrete high rises contrast with the old crumbly Mumbai in a haphazard tapestry … Continue reading

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Meenakshi Temple Madurai: Did someone say they would bomb this place?

Picture this: A man called Johnson has an illicit relationship with a woman. Another man called Satish objects to this. Irked by the objection, Johnson informs the police that Satish has planted a bomb in the famous Meenakshi Temple. The 3000 … Continue reading

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