A LONELY PLACE UNDER THE OPEN SKY

A LONELY PLACE UNDER THE OPEN SKY

I am shooting a feature on coal mining in the state of Jharkhand and to my surprise I lost my phone. Sort of. For those that know me this is far from a surprise. It’s an expectation. In two years I have gone through five blackberries, an Iphone, and half a dozen misc. gateway phones. [...]

MONDAY MORNING

MONDAY MORNING

I may be the world’s worst blogger. After three weeks my Sunday is over. I took a little more time off than I intended and have been spending my time drinking, partying, eating rich food, hanging out with friends, and looking a pretty girls. To say the least I have not been shooting much. It’s [...]

AN OFF DAY IN DELHI

AN OFF DAY IN DELHI

photo by Sanjit Das I have had a pretty busy couple of weeks. I have been to an different state every week since the start of the elections here and I am really tired. A few days ago I helped my friend Sanjit light portrait of a CEO for a matrimonial website where this picture [...]

BACK TO THE GRIND

BACK TO THE GRIND

It’s been a busy week since coming back from Kashmir. I’ve been to one embassy or another to work on a j-visa to Pakistan, hosted a new friend, prepared for the Stumping Grounds gallery show, and spent a couple of mornings at an akharas (wrestling gym) to shoot Kushti. Kushti, is a traditional style of [...]

TEAR GAS DAYS AND H*@H H@%H NIGHTS

TEAR GAS DAYS AND H*@H H@%H NIGHTS

In Kashmir covering the fourth stage of India’s election. It’s been four days of long days of shooting, walking, eating, drinking, the more shooting, walking, eating drinking, and then more shooting eating, drinking, topped off by a pretty wild day of tear gas, rock throwing, and angry threatening rock mob. What more can you ask [...]

A GOOD WEEK

A GOOD WEEK

Today I got a nice surprise. I am in both Time and Newsweek’s Asian and Middle East editions. I have been hitting the pavement pretty hard the last two months working on a project and trying to cover the election issues a bit(see below). I got a double truck in Newseek and half a page [...]

THE STUMPING GROUNDS MASALA STYLE

THE STUMPING GROUNDS MASALA STYLE

After all the ramblings on politics and elections for the last two years, pretty apparent that I like elections. Hell, I love elections. I honestly believe in the idea that good government can make a difference. The idea of by the people, for the people means something to me. In my mind, if there is [...]

THESE FRIENDS OF MINE

THESE FRIENDS OF MINE

I have always thought that my greatest talent was the ability to make friends. I have been kind of lacking in that department since I left New York. I’ve been so moody lately that you can see the dark cloud over my head clear as day. As luck would have it a few people from [...]

NEW DELHI FASHION WEEK FOR DUMMIES

NEW DELHI FASHION WEEK FOR DUMMIES

Like I did not get enough of fashion in New York. My agency said I should go and make features of fashion week since it’s always good for sales. I’ve covered fashion week for 9 years in New York and was never that much of a fan. This is about the same but as my [...]

A DISQUIET FOLLOWS MY SOUL

A DISQUIET FOLLOWS MY SOUL

A title that is heavier than it really needs to be but I just watched Battlestar Galactica and that was the episode title. Rip-off I know but I hate coming up with titles for blog posts. It kind of fits my mood as New Delhi has been rough. I feel like I can’t get a [...]