children on streets

children on streets

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

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remembering 1999 Super Cyclone,India

remembering 1999 Super Cyclone,India

A village woman (suspected Cholera patient)  rescued by Indian Army from Kankan an isolated village  near  ‘Ersamma” in Orissa  after 1999 Super Cyclone hit.  Even days after the disastera stench-filled wasteland of corpses and carcasses. Little else remains. The lack of relief work in 1999  is a poorly managed. Today we are far ahead that able to evacuate more than 2lakh population to a safe place…  

1999 Story Published Nov 29 1999 

Dressed up for the job

hanuman boy, dressed up for begging, Hampi, Karnataka 2004

A boy spotted begging in  Hampi, a  world heritage site in Karnataka, dress to look like a Hanuman is a Hindu deity,  a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana .

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a migrant labor from rural Karnataka at an aluminium cooker factory in Bangalore, India

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When he walks out of…

When he walks out of...

Minar of Taj mahal

Minar of Taj mahal
 
Minaret:minaret (Turkish: minare, from Arabic manārah (lighthouse) is a distinctive architectural feature of Islamic mosques, generally a tall spire with an onion-shaped or conical crown, usually either free standing or taller than any associated support structure. The basic form of a minaret includes a base, shaft, and gallery. Styles vary regionally and by period. Minarets provide a visual focal point and are used for the call to prayer (adhan).Soon after the Taj Mahal’s completion, Shah Jahan was deposed by his son Aurangzeb and put under house arrest at nearby Agra Fort. Upon Shah Jahan’s death, Aurangzeb buried him in the mausoleum next to his wife.
By the late 19th century, parts of the buildings had fallen badly into disrepair. During the time of the Indian rebellion of 1857, the Taj Mahal was defaced by British soldiers and government officials, who chiselled out precious stones and lapis lazuli from its walls. At the end of the 19th century, British viceroy Lord Curzon ordered a sweeping restoration project, which was completed in 1908. He also commissioned the large lamp in the interior chamber, modelled after one in a Cairomosque. During this time the garden was remodelled with British-style lawns that are still in place today

MSU Campus Library

MSU Campus Library

University library, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

The library was established on 1 May 1950. At the time of MSU’s establishment, a collection of 5,12,159 books belonging to two state libraries (Huzur Political Office and Secretariat Library) was handed over to the University Library.

There were several colleges in Baroda – Baroda College (for Arts), Science Institute, Commerce College, and Secondary Teacher’s Training College, etc. These colleges had libraries of their own that continued to remain as Faculty Libraries and were administered independently. Thus the University Library System was established on 5 January 1950 and housed in the central block of Old Residency Office Building.

kuzhal- Trissur Pooram (illanjithara melam)

kuzhal- Trissur Pooram

The  illanjithara melam during Trissur Pooram, Kerala

Enjoy the changing rhythmical pace of the traditional drum (Chenda) beat during the famous Ilanjithara Melam (percussion performance in front of the Ilanji tree) during the Thrissur Pooram. Sudden changes in pace of the drumbeats, emanating from more than a dozen drums, backed by horns and cymbals resonate the whole atmosphere, making one’s body pulsating with its vibratory patterns.