Category Archives: Just for Fun

#Commute at The 25 Project

Recently I was asked to join 25 artists to help raise funds for the DC Arts Center. It was called THE 25 PROJECT and I submitted a piece from my on-going #Commute series. The piece is 5 feet x 5 feet and I was thrilled to see it hanging with some really dope local artists. […]
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~ On Assignment: Mumbai Boss, Comic Con ~, the popular online news and culture magazine, sent me to check out Mumbai’s first-ever Comic Con. The goal was to meet the superheroes amongst the mere mortals. Even though graphic novels and comic books are not my thing, I left Comic Con energized and simple happy. What makes my job fun is meeting people […]
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~ Mumbai: Ganesh Chaturthi 2011 ~

Every year Mumbai alters her daily routine to celebrate Ganesha, or the Hindu deity widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. She closes her roads, diverts traffic patterns, gives workers the day off and swells her waterways in preparation to swallow thousands of painted idols. After ten days of chaos, song, […]
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~ Tollywood: Inside the Heartland of Telegu Films ~

If you think Bollywood films, with their lavish song and dance sequences, tend to be a bit over the top, then watch out for Tollywood. According to Rajkumar, a South Indian film industry professional, “Telegu films are larger than life. Bollywood has become a bit more realistic, a little too glamourous, the superhero has given […]
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~ i heart bangleman ~

when i was on assignment today in dharavi, one of the largest slums in mumbai, i came across bangleman. i first noticed a trail of broken green glass while i was walking. then i looked up. i was greeted with a warm smile and a nod saying, ‘it is okay if you want a picture.’ […]
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~ in praise of shadows ~

One of the basic human requirements is the need to dwell, and one of the central human acts is the act of inhabiting, of connecting ourselves, however temporary, with a place one the planet which belongs to us and to which we belong. This is not, especially in the tumultuous present, an easy act (as […]
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~ India Wins Cricket World Cup 2011 ~

No captions necessary. INDIA WINS THE CRICKET WORLD CUP!!!
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~ Facing Fears: Posing for Vogue ~

When Vogue India asked me to be in there January Shape Issue my immediate reaction was “No Way. I stay behind the camera!” The thought of making myself that vulnerable sent a wave of terror through my bones. Then I began to think of all the people I have ever photographed; of all the people […]
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~ Scenic India: A weekend trip to Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani ~

The Indian Hill Station: What’s not to love? Cool, clean air. Beautiful scenic points. Narrow market-lined streets. A slow-paced simple life. And tourists with matching hats. Every now and then it’s nice to sit back and just watch the clouds roll by. I took these images with the Canon G-9 and some more with my […]
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~ Signs across India: texture, color and a sense of humor ~

The visual bombardment is constant. Anything goes when it comes to signage in India. Be it movie posters to toilets, I always remind myself that someone put thought into each and every piece of visual information – some serious thought, some talented thought and some, well, lack of thought. Regardless of the sophistication, the earnest […]
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