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,…

Pooja Weds Tamoghna – Bridal Make Up Portraits

Taking portraits of the bride in the beauty parlour while she gets her make up on, puts on her bridal jewelry and saree or lehenga is an integral part of the candid wedding photography. Most traditional photographer don’t cover this since usually studio photographers are male and so they are not allowed inside the ladies…

Rural Women With Wisdom In Their Eyes

They may be semi-literate or even illiterate, but the rural Indian women I meet during my travels have such a spark in their eyes, and a poignant face.

Maternity and Baby Photography: Few recent shots

I have not done a lot of maternity and baby photography professionally, but it is something I love doing. Professional motherhood or pregnancy or breast feeding photo shoot is still not that common in India. Indian women are still not comfortable to show or flaunt their pregnancy bumps. Though breast feeding is commonly seen it…

So what exactly is Candid Wedding Photography?

In Nov 2013, I shot a simple wedding in the small town Gajraula, UP. It was a one day event which started at around 1 pm with the bridegroom’s sagai followed by Baraat, Jaimal, phere and vidaai. My client had hired me for the candid shots while there was another team of two studio photographers…

Shubho Drishti a sweet ritual in Bengali weddings

Thanks to some recent hits in Bollywood like Devdas, Vicky Donor, Barfi to name a few, Bengali weddings have suddenly become popular among youth even outside Bengal. In these films the Bengali wedding have been shown in a really grand and attractive way. The ritual that most signifies a Bengali style wedding is the ritual…

The Nikon School Power Your Clicks workshop by Raghu Rai

It was a time worth spent today at the Nikon Power Your Clicks workshop hearing India’s ace photographer Mr. Raghu Rai speak and the Nikon India team giving us a few tips on various aspects of photography. Nikon School regularly offers these workshops for amateur photographers but today’s was rather special for the presence of…