Women Of Nizamuddin Basti – How AKTC Is Changing Their Lives

First published on Firstpost. “So much changed. When there was a wedding in the family, for the first time I did my own shopping. I felt so good that I didn’t have to ask my father or bother,” said Rukhsar happily. “She isn’t married” chipped in Farah from another corner intending to explain why Rukhsar…

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,…

The courtesan

This miniature item was placed in the Jaipur museum in the section where the city’s professionals were showcased, from doctors to sweepers. This courtesan was clearly one of them, shows how much they have always been a part of our society, and perhaps earlier they had a better place.