The Magi

Gifts come in any form and from anywhere. It can take the form of divine blessings or humble chickpea chaat! Three wise men came to meet infant Jesus with gold, frankincense and myrrh. Does God really need gifts or is it the manifestation of desire of wanting to be loved? Is it the doer who gets the more pleasure than the receiver? I don’t have all the answers.

A morning cup of tea made by your lover just before you wake up… A quite evening in company of a dear friend… Someone suddenly opening up, trusting you, being vulnerable showing the wounds that time had failed to heal… A touch of a friend’s hand on the shoulder when life crushes you down… That stranger on a motorcycle giving you a lift home on a cold rainy night… A smile on the face of a friend seeing you after a long time… Putting up with all your annoyance, stubbornness and whining…

In Hindu mythology there are countless Gods and Goddesses, almost all of them have more than two hands. As if you cannot accommodate all the gifts you wish to give or receive with just two hands. I don’t know about Gods and Goddesses or gold, frankincense and myrrh. But in my life I have seen many wise ones. They are all my Magi.

Pink City

In the year 2019 Priyanka Chopra Jonas starred and co-produced a film ‘The Sky is Pink’. Don’t know about the sky but the mood was certainly Pink that day. Wong Kar-wai would have made second installment of In the Mood for Love. Anyway these series of photographs are my love letter to the people and the city of Baruipur, a small town in Eastern India, where I had spent my childhood. People of Bengal in autumn of every year, flock together to celebrate homecoming of their daughter, Uma and her children. She is their Daughter and she is their Mother. The circle of life…

3 Princesses

Reds, blues and yellows or gold. Liquid gold mingling in dark lake water gently kisses the neck of the Night Princess. Hues do have gestures. Like faces it reveals, hides, coaxes, cajoles, helps you peel just one more layer underneath. And You were there. Curious, confident, carefree and oblivious. The concocted story I try to weave here falls apart in presence of your grace. The truth is, in the transient moment that passed between us, we remained as silhouettes…

Portrait Series 2

There is a saying that Impossible says I’m possible. But sometimes …. Enter Ramesh. He is the guy to look up to when your every resource fails. A simple man who speaks from his heart and doesn’t hold anything back. He always tells his two kids to dream.

Portrait Series 1

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My friend Abhinav came for a family photo session few days back. Simple background helps a lot to bring out the character in a Portrait. She was a little shy during the shoot. This shot, i think, says something about her.

Avinash

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Avinash is a Short Put athlete. I took this shot in white seamless background in my makeshift home studio. The open airy feel complements his persona.

Lavasa

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Return to innocence 🙂 With my niece and nephew we embarked on a journey to Lavasa. A picturesque city in the lap of the Western Ghats mountain range near Pune. When we reached there, gates were closed! Landslide, said the authorities! We are not convinced. Anyway, we took a narrow hilly path just to get some view of the city. Children, they can find joy in anything…

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All that Jazz..

Vinoy

 

Vinoy is a singer/songwriter/composer based in Mumbai/Goa. His album is on the corner. This saintly guy is just awesome!