Girls playing on the streets at the Bangladeshi colony in Seemapuri, Delhi Uttar Pradesh border, This is from my three year Workshop on documentary photography as part of WPPH workshop series In Asia which held in 2001-2003
Friends greeting each other at a restaurant on the eve of Ramadan, near Jama Masjid while some waiting for food, feeding the poor on Ramadan. more images
A shy tribal girl hiding away from my camera, Attapadi, Palakkad, Kerala. 1993-
During our visits we come across so many such incidents. But nobody given them any attention or come forward to save their children.
Today the reports says the number of infants who lost their lives due to malnutrition in Attappadi in recent months has gone up to 32. Malnutrition and being underweight was stated to be the reason for the infant’s death. As far I know Such incidents being reported from Attapadi from past. The tribals been exploited and mislead for long. Why today Attapadi get enough attention and for what?
Attappadi is an extensive mountain valley at the headwaters of the Bhavani River nestled below the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats. It is bordered to the east by Coimbatore district in Tamilnadu, on the north by the Nilgiris, south by the Palghat taluk
just remembering the last summer, in 2012 where in Delhi waiting for my family to join me. Lots of things todo? all pending.. nothing is working out the way we planned. And had left little money , no tickets to go, friends are having busy schedules…… That summer was too heat for me in many-ways. Can’t forget