While It Flowers…

The Howrah Phool Bazaar (Flower Market) is a vivid exhibition of colors and fragrances as vendors bring in varieties of fresh flowers in bulks for sale. It is said that the ‘flower sales’ across the city of Kolkata is sourced from this stretch of century old market area at Mallik Ghat. The street starts bustling… Continue reading While It Flowers…

One for All…All for One.

A youth sat creating a sketch of the Christ on a busy street in Central Kolkata. Made with colored chalk-pencils, the image had the words ‘HELP ME JESUS GOD’. People walked past him, careful not to step on the sketch. Many placed coins and currency notes on it. A heart-warming reflection about this common sight… Continue reading One for All…All for One.

Laze amidst the craze

Kolkata amazes with its ‘odd’ pairing of enthusiastic festivities and unhurried modus vivendi. This photograph taken near a bustling Durga Puja pandal has a hand-rickshaw puller relaxing upon his parked vehicle beside a decorated road. As he lazes, an excited milieu of people walks past him along the decorated alley.

Where The Mind Is Without Fear…

  Captured at Dawki, Indo-Bangladesh border…where people from both the countries were cautious not to step accidentally onto the other side (there is no man made obstruction, just a stone marking the border). The kids here were totally lost in their own world oblivious to the rest.

Yes, I Should!

Holi, primarily observed in India & Nepal is also known as the festival of colors. Celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika-dahan (Bonfire) where people gather, sing, dance. The next morning is a free-for-all carnival of colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder and colored water, with some carrying… Continue reading Yes, I Should!