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
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
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
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.
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.
the moon and a crow at Jantar Mantar
It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables. There is a plaque fixed on one of the structures in the Jantar Mantar observatory in New Delhi that was placed there in 1910 mistakenly dating the construction of the complex to the year 1710. Later research, though, suggests 1724 as the actual year of construction more info
Street Junk food vendor near janpath, new delhi
tea vendor near Juma masjid ( Mosque), Old Delhi.
Mehrauli is one of the seven ancient cities that make up the present state of Delhi. Read more at Wikipedia
Man build houses on rock…….
Image from the series I did on rocks, life, terrains in Hyderabad. 1993 B&W oRWO 125 ASA film. Scanned with EPSON. Inkjet edition Prints on Hahnemühle FineArt paper