Pottery Village of Majuli

Majuli river-island in the heart of the Brahmaputra river in Assam, North East India. Majuli ancient art of pottery is as old as used in ancient time at Mohanjo-daro and Harappa. It is not in practice anywhere in India but only here. Majuli artisans still keep centuries old barter trade alive and persevere the oldest…

Handprints of Blood

Street photography is all about telling stories.  “Learning what you don’t want to photograph is only half of the battle, though a large half. It’s also the half which can be put into words.”  Handprints of blood, an Egyptian ritual to dip hands in the blood of the sacrificial animal and to put prints all…

PERCEPTION

     Manshiyat Nasser, or as it is more popularly known, “Garbage City,“ is a slum settlement with a population of around 70,000 in Cairo, Egypt. The inhabitants, mostly Coptic Christians, have filled this area for the past 70 years. These informal garbage collectors, called the  Zabbaleen or “Garbage people,“ collect the garbage of Cairo’s…

Faces of Kolkata

So many stories, so many faces, fear and confidence, happiness and sadness. Faces of Kolkata – here they are. I am still struggling to describe my week in India. It took me some time to start editing my photos  because of the strong effect of the experience there. I tried to capture the emotions felt…