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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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Faces of Orissa: street photography, part 2

As I write this, a month or two after my visit to this village market in Orissa, there has been a flood that has claimed 39 lives leaving more than 3.3 million of the population marooned in knee-deep water in … Continue reading

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Street photography in a sea of faceless Indians

On a visit to Orissa in search of the elusive Dongria Kondh tribe, I chanced upon a weekly market in a remote village called Kakriguma. I was curious about what a flea market in a village populated with mainly tribals … Continue reading

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Living in a void

For the moment this quote from Ezra Pound says it better than any attempt I make to explain what it means to be living in the null and void.  I must admit though, that I have little knowledge of Ezra … Continue reading

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Postcards from Kovalam

Don’t miss a massage or two or three. As this lady told me “to put your woes at bay you must come back tomorrow and the day after to really benefit else your body will ache for at least a … Continue reading

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Ganesha, our cosmic symbol of life and death

For a majority of worshippers it’s not possible to worship the formless. Lord Ganesha, the supreme being Ganpati (the elephant of elephants; the son of beautiful goddess Parvati; the god with a child’s body and an elephant’s head) must follow … Continue reading

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Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai: If there is no celebration, there is no worship

The giant street party has begun in the city. Today we mark the first day of the 11 day festival when we worship and hope that the lord will make our wishes come true. Everybody go ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’ (Lord, … Continue reading

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World Photography day: it’s everyday for me

In a world that is becoming more and more hostile towards street photography, its possible to meet some innocent folk in India who are just the opposite. Instead of finding that decisive candid moment, one has to contend with families … Continue reading

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London street photography festival: some unstaged captures of common folk in India

According to the LFPH guidelines the key to street photography lies in capturing a un staged, un-posed moment. The most remarkable ones often capture, explore or question contemporary society and the relationships between people and their surroundings. I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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