Do I love photography or do I merely love the idea of photography? I kept asking myself that question as my personal life and art practice went through a rollercoaster…. We artists are scared of censorship and a lack of resources at our disposal. But we failed to realise that the biggest pain was pleasure itself. Of abundance.... And feeding our never ending fancy for distractions.Read More
Stories from my photography assignment for the Community Health Division of Bangalore Baptist Hospital. BBH is a leading organisation working in both rural and urban areas of Bangalore for crucial humanitarian development, medical and support projects.
From 2009 to the present day, I documented many weddings and families but little did I know that in another part of my country there was Abhi questioning why he wasn't picked up for adoption, what was wrong with him and whether he didn't deserve to have a fresh start at being part of a new family? My visual records of several new families being formed paled in front of the longings of a child... So why do we do what we do? As creatives, do we make art for a particular gain or to get a certain kind of return on our investment?Read More
If there was a concept through which I could describe Patna, it wold be the concept of cleansing. An all too familiar line of thought considering the vernacular of our present government. But what does make a country if not for it's people and how they spend their days? So there it is. Cleaning of the streets to a lack thereof. A cleanup of corruption and a lack thereof. An attempt at cleansing of the soul from sins in the Ganges to failure thereof. Well, what do you want to clean today?Read More
So I was wondering, what value does experiences make? Those of us who grew up in India know the number of times that we've been tutored about us being an agrarian country. But for a person living in an A-Level city what does that even mean? Enter Bihar.Read More