Day With An Internet Saathi in Purulia, West Bengal

A group of English medium journalists and urban social media influencer from cities like Mumbai and Delhi sitting in a mud hut, in a remote area of Patahensal, Purulia, West Bengal. They are surrounded by a curious rural crowd consisting mostly of children and at the center of it all is Lokkhi, a young woman…

One Surreal Evening at Dilli Haat: A Photo Drama

This is an experimental series, I have used a Lensbaby Spark lens, to give a dream or hallucination type of effect to the photos and the processing is done in such a manner to give it an effect as if these are scenes from a movie. Each of these photos tell a story but I won’t…

Ananda Shiksha Niketan A School Started By Babar Ali at 9

First published on Firspost. At tender age of 9, Babar Ali had the heart, the vision and the dedication to bring education to hundreds of children in his village. By the time he was 16, he was declared the Youngest Headmaster in The World by BBC .

Back To The Roots: A Wedding Photo Documentary Part 2

An intimate documentary style wedding photography, which not only has the wedding photos but also tells the story of the wedding, like a writer would. Click here for Part 1. Dodhi Mongol is a ritual for which the bride has to wake up very early and eat a special kind of food made by mixing puffed…

Mansi Weds Abhishek

She is a pilot, he is a sportsman, what an exciting match. Their wedding in December  2015 was a simple private ceremony with very close friends and family. There wasn’t a 3-4 days long series of events. I was not the official photographer since I was attending her wedding as a friend, but of course,…

Flickr Photo Walk Delhi – Macro Texture

When there was nothing, there was Flickr. Launched in 2004, Flickr is like a social media dinosaur, no wait, dinosaurs have extinct as have so many other social networks launched around that time, but Flickr has come a long way. I actually quite despise Instagram and Pinterest for taking the limelight  away from Flickr as…

Back To The Roots: A Wedding Photo Documentary Part 1

An intimate documentary style wedding photography, which not only has the wedding photos but also tells the story of the wedding, like a writer would. The bride’s father was born in Jessore district of Bangladesh and grew up in Jalpaiguri where his father migrated during the time of India-Pakistan partition. Her mother was born in Kolkata but her…

Wedding Documentary Photography in India

An edited version of this story was published on Huffing Post India titled ‘The Lie Of ‘Candid’ Wedding Photography In India.’ I always wanted to be a documentary photographer. By ‘always’ I mean since I was in my mid 20s and owned by first point and shoot canon reel camera. By the time I got…

Why I Travel Solo In India

I am happy to share that an article on my SWBT‬ (Single Woman Budget Traveler) experiences are up on the TED Fellows Medium channel. In the piece I have shared why and how did I think of traveling solo in India, what were my experiences and learning. I have learned that female solo travel in India…

Documentary Photography for NGO MAMTA HIMC

I recently worked on a writing and documentary photography project for Delhi based NGO MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child to create content for a coffee table book they are going to publish, which would chronicle 25 years of the organization’s journey. As part of the project I conducted research, data collection, interviews, story writing,…