Keys to Aligarh

On a misty wintry Januray evening of 2008, I ventured out of Aligarh Muslim University to see the famous lock and key makers of the country in a drowsy jeep, which took us through the alley ways of the suburbs, vehemently horning through burqa clad crowd shopping through the local festival. I walked through the slushy lanes…

City revisited!

I’m back to my city in the Southern tip of India after a significant three years far away in New York. So many things have changed. The local festival season of Pongala is a great time to roam over the bustling suburbs, to explore the recent trends of my lovely city. As I walked, I…

Cowbird!

Always use to wonder where my pieces of photos would fit in the larger puzzle of life or would it just remain as self expression. But finally there came Cowbird and its saga of Occupy where some of my tiny observations seemed fitting. It needs writing ~ while I lost most of my writing skills…

#occupywallstreet

Sept 17, 2011 — On the very first day of Occupy Wall Street, standing with not less than a five hundred large crowd, quiet unaware of where it’s all heading to. There were no leaders, people gathered in groups and talked their mind. There were all kinds of things from corporate greed to public transport…

Mollywood on walls and shutters

Well, this is not a pressing issue in any case, but a curious look at the changing visual landscape of Kerala, discovered over a year of mundane travel across some districts. As our favourite stars Mammootty and Mohanlal migrated to brand ambassadorships of Kalyan and Malabar groups, more girls have started climbing the hoardings of…

Angel’s day out!

An angel made a day out to wish..kiss..and dream upon a star on a lovely summer afternoon.. She spread laughter and wonder among beholders spending a lazy afternoon.. But no Angel can fly over the rule of law in New York..here comes a guard to remind her that she cant swirl her magic wand aimlessly…

Poetry in mud and brick..

It may be refreshing to remind us the legacy of Architect Laurie Baker every once in a while, at a point of time when we should definitely be re-thinking of  what resources are we left with and how imperative it is to value every grain of sand, every drop of water, every breath of air..and…

Ode to Hopenhagen!

Participating in a successfully ‘designed’ campaign around this number 350 (parts per million), which is suppose to be the safe limit of Carbon dioxide in atmosphere. So the world marched for this number from Maldives to Himalayas in their own unique ways, perhaps for the first time (Summit under the ocean and over the Himalayas)!…

On and off track!

Been walking pass this board for almost a month now, wondering why this crowd whether it be Wednesday or Sunday. Finally like in many cases, my body just walked in quiet unconsciously as if it cant hold the curiosity any more.. what exactly is going inside? A bunch of people clinched to a set of…