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#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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~ Video: Being Zoroastrian ~

“Being Zoroastrian” is a short film I completed in April 2013 to fulfill the requirements of my master’s thesis in Visual Communication.  The piece focuses on my journey to gain a deeper understanding of my Zoroastrian faith, community and heritage. I needed to take this journey for myself but along the way I realized it […]
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~ Featured Profile: The Herald Magazine ~

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~ On Assignment: Poverty In America ~

If it was just me, I would have [given] up a long time ago. – Tracy Boggs, single mother of two in Reading, Pa. Tens of millions of Americans are still struggling, despite the slow economic recovery. I recently collaborated with NPR’s Pam Fessler and producer Sam Sanders on a four-part series looking at poverty in […]
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~ In Search Of Faith: A Sunday Guardian Feature Essay ~

India’s The Sunday Guardian recently ran a collection of my images from the Parsi community in their newspaper. Here is the text that I wrote which accompanied the photo essay: Even to an American Parsi, witnessing the lifestyle of a faithful Zoroastrian in India is a novel experience. Though I grew up reciting the same […]
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~ On Assignment: The New York Times, Rural Banking ~

I remember as a child going to the A.T.M machine with my father. He would pick me up and whisper in my ear what numbers to push near the screen. Within seconds freshly pressed dollar bills would roll out. As I got older, I remember dad not wanting to share those ‘secret numbers’ any longer, […]
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~ On Assignment: The New York Times, India vs. China ~

It’s always a pleasure collaborating with the uber-talented Vikas Bajaj, reporter with The New York Times.
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~ On Assignment: Bloomberg, The Day After Mumbai Blasts ~

I didn’t sleep much the night three bombs went off in Mumbai. Not out of fear for myself but concern for the many vulnerable people that make this city home. The majority of whom sleep in slums, shanties or on the street. The Times of India’s July 14th headline exclaimed: YET AGAIN. In two words […]
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~ On Assignment: Monocle Magazine, Mukesh Mehta ~

I recently spent a morning with Mukesh Mehta, a private real estate developer appointed adviser to the Government of Maharashtra to redevelop Dharavi, one of Mumbai’s largest slums. Slum redevelopment has become a polarizing issue in Mumbai, often times dividing the developer, residents, business owners and non-profits from each other. Mehta’s challenge is to find […]
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~ On Assignment: Global Post, Land of the Rising Slum ~

A recent video I produced with reporter Hanna Ingber Win of the Global Post on what lessons Dharavi, one of Mumbai’s largest slums, can teach us about creating a self-sustaining ecosystem. Text & Video can be found here: Land of the Rising Slum: What can the poor teach Mumbai?
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