Spiti Valley – Part 4

Part 1 & Part 2 here. And Part 3. Have you traveled on a narrow road? How big was it? Big enough that a car and bike could pass at the same time? Have you done that at 12,000 feet, with a sheer drop on the other side? And a rock face that can smash…

How tough is it to be a wedding photographer

A reporter from a local newspaper recently called me for some comments about wedding photography. She was doing a story about how this field has evolved considerably from even 5 years ago, and in the due course of the conversation asked me “Is it ver tough to be a wedding photographer?” I answered even before I…

The Portrait of India

For as far back as I can remember, any photograph of India I see in international magazines, it is of misery, rural areas or black and white portraits of old, wrinkled people. Infact, this applies to most of Asia. Vietnam is mist-covered temples, and poor people carrying large baskets hung on their heads. China is…

Best 12 of the year: 2015

Since most of my personal projects are still in a state of disarray, it would best to cull out the best 12 from the professional work for the year! Except for one particular project from my travel to Spiti Valley!

Spiti Valley – Part 1

There are pilgrimages of various types… There are the religious ones, which take you to all the holy places. There are the ‘gap year’ ones where you do a much explored trip. For our generation, if you are from India and love the outdoor, it is the Leh-Ladakh region. Naturally, tourism extracts its price by…

Spiti Valley – Part 2

Read Part 1 here. Day 1: Continued 3 hours after we were supposed to, we reach the dhaba, starving, tired and a little cranky already. The others, who were to have reached after us, are already done with dessert and hanging around. Good humour was soon restored by thick parathas loaded with butter and curd, I…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 17 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

The Delhi Walla

Before Humans of New York existed, before everyone became a photographer with a Facebook page, there was The Delhi Walla, quietly narrating stories of Delhi like the Kabuliwalla