The kids took their turn one by one for me to make their portraits that day. Most of them were children from families that lived on the streets or children who ran away from their homes. But, now all of them were in the care of the shelter home run by an NGO in Bangalore… Continue reading The Grip : Making of a Portrait
Last week, I traveled to various locations of the city (Bengaluru/Bangalore) on an assignment for an NGO. The assignment involved making portraits of people from a marginalized section of our society – the working class sexual minorities. The assignment would continue for some more time and I will be traveling to remote districts of the… Continue reading Notes From the Field: Representation of the Marginalised in a game won by the majority
The Manhole is the first video to be produced in the Bilekahalli Tales series. The Manhole is a short feature about a specific civic issue (a hazardous manhole) affecting the busy Bilekahalli main road, off Bannerghatta road, Bangalore city.
This is Rex, all decked up in jewels and an eye catching Blue Saree, waiting for the events of the evening which were summed up as ‘Breaking the Silence’ to start.Who is Rex? Rex is a cross-dresser and part of the group ‘Sangama’, an organization fighting for rights of the sexual minorities.The events of the… Continue reading Hand of rex
Vaseem, a 22 year old aspiring journalist who is also visually impaired, uses JAWS(a software which aids the visually impaired by translating text to sound) for his studies and browsing on the computer. Vaseem along with many of his visually impaired friends stay in Samarthanam, an NGO dedicated to improving lives of the disabled. It… Continue reading When the sound lets you see the truth.
Evil SmokeOriginally uploaded by travelling writer. Helmets can save you only from the road accidents. It can’t save you from cancer. For such evils, its only your will power which can fight it out. Some facts Half the male tuberculosis deaths in India are caused by smoking, and three quarters of the smokers who become… Continue reading Evil Smoke
The following photographs are from one of the interesting assignments I have done till date. It is from the Universally Accessible Park (UAP) project undertaken by KiliKili, an NGO based in Bangalore, along with the help from the city administration, the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP). This NGO is a network of ‘Parents of children with… Continue reading Kilikili : Wobbling laughter of children