The Essence of Durga Pujo

I shot this personal video at the Pujo celebrations of a residential complex in Guwahati, Assam. In this complex, where my parents reside, three generations of families come together to partake in the four fun-filled days of rituals and festivities.

Photo-album: Holi at Nandgaon and Barsana

Mythology says Nandgaon is the village where Krishna stayed for a few years with his foster father Nanda Baba and mother Yashoda. Nandgaon and the adjacent Barsana, the native place of Radha, is where Holi is played in all its multi-hued glory as villagers re-enact the romantic escapades of the two lovers through the Lathmaar…

The vanishing tribes of Jharkhand

In Jharkhand’s hinterland—dotted with deep ravines and hills rich in bauxite—the eight particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTGs) of Jharkhand (including the Birhors and Asurs) struggle hard to survive against a dwindling population, lack of infrastructure and government apathy.