The idea of Bombay through Sunil Padwal’s lens

Artist: Sunil Padwal | PHOTOINK Gallery, New Delhi  At the entrance of PHOTOINK Gallery in New Delhi is this wall installation by Mumbai-based multidisciplinary artist Sunil Padwal.   An illustrator by training and a former advertising professional, Padwal works with paintings, drawings, installations and photography. The untitled wall work, showing an out-of-use car's image mounted…

Raja Deen Dayal, overlooked

It's an unusual sight: a banner advertising Raja Deen Dayal's permanent gallery, surrounded by a pile of boxes and other back-alley kind of equipment. The Diwali lights hanging over the tree add to the kitsch. The peculiar setting somewhat de-glorifies Dayal's pre-eminent status as one of India's earliest photographers, almost rendering him--and his history-- innocuous. The…

Why blogging?

I am a 28-year-old online journalist living in Delhi since my birth. I took to blogging because I needed a language that broke boundaries of a regular news story or feature, where I could record my impressions about places and experiences that necessarily didn’t need a ‘peg’ or a concrete idea. Where there are no…

Unpeople-ing Photography

Imagine a solitary train ride to work every morning. Empty coaches, deserted platforms, and war-mongering passengers conspicuous by their absence. Imagine the sound of silence inside the Delhi metro, usually the site of a near stampede. Imagine not seeing anyone on the road, at work; or, worse, at home. Imagine a world un-peopled. Un-peopled for…

In Kavyanjali Kaushik’s Sublime Frames, Life Stagnates – Beautifully

Writing by Ankush Arora; Pictures by Kavyanjali Kaushik Indian journalist Kavyanjali Kaushik's Instagram feed is a riotous mosaic of pictures that document the banality of life, except that the final frame is anything but ordinary. From capturing sunsets, monsoon clouds, India's formidable hills and jungles to the stack of newspapers insider her residence, her photo…