Friday, November 03, 2006

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Saturday, July 08, 2006


This was taken in Orchha, India sometime in Dec 2005. The bridge is too narrow to park the bicycle. Further, the man washing has to keep an eye too on his bicycle, lest someone makes off with it while he is cleaning himself!

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Friday, June 30, 2006

Tea Shop

I somehow love these small tea shops all over our city. And the tea is incredibly cheap.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wondering? Thinking?

On Sunday, my wife's grandmother passed away. We (wife and I) had gone to the cremation ground. This is my brother-in-law sitting under the tree.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Darjeeling Mall

Vehicles are not allowed on the Darjeeling Mall. So people generally push their two wheelers across the Mall. Cars/four wheelers are strictly forbidden. This was taken sometime in 2002/2003 during the monsoon. Monsoon time in Darjeeling one is almost always walking in the clouds and everything takes on various shades of grey tones. Scanned from a 4x6 inch print on a very low end scanner. One has to see the print to appreciate the tones, the scan does not do justice to it.

Canon 500N, Black White film pushed 2 stops.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Monday, May 22, 2006

Schoolgirls returning home

Girls returning home after school, buying goodies (toffees and stuff). (Rural Bengal, India.)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Fishermen II

Fishermen looking at themselves :)
Canon A2, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Fuji 100

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Monday, May 15, 2006


Fishermen repairing their nets.

Canon A2, 50mm f1.8 II, Fuji 100

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Fruit Seller

Canon EOS A2, EF 50mm f1.8 II, Fuji 100ASA

Shot from the hip :-)

Friday, May 12, 2006

Rural Tea Shop

A rural tea shop.

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Beating the Heat

From the bus again, on the way to the seaside.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Just Married

On the way back from our holiday we saw this couple crossing the ferry.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Bride and the Gamchha Seller

I was going to the seaside near Calcutta with my wife when I spotted this scene from the bus window. Bride accompanied by a woman. BTW, Gamchha is a local towel made of cotton.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Saturday, April 15, 2006


Oxygen, pretty soon we will be needing portable bottles to survive.

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Monday, April 10, 2006

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Waiting for their turn

This is a main auto-rickshaw terminus. The person leaning out is checking to see how long before his turn to move comes. The man in red in the vehicle in front of him is quietly resigned.

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sunday Grooming

I have cropped the foreground a bit. I think the man in the blue shirt is waiting his turn and cleaning his nails in the meantime.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Thursday, March 30, 2006

View from the other side

For a change I was in a taxi with a film camera. Just got the film scanned by a one hour lab. I am not really satisfied with the scan. I really want to blog with film rather than a digital point and shoot camera. Till such time I buy a scanner, I guess I will have to make do with the p&s.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

Tea time

I was whizzing past these guys having tea. I like the picture inspite of the fact that it is unsharp!

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Monday, March 13, 2006

Saturday, March 11, 2006


The wooden thing on the left is a bed used for carrying a dead person for cremation. This family makes these beds for a living. I did not realise this at the time of taking the picture. I was intent on capturing the old women. As usual, this has been taken without any composing or looking through the viewfinder.

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Prayer for the road?

Garia Crossing, what can one do but pray, what with the pollution and chaotic traffic! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Shot from the hip

A shot from the hip, no composing, nothing, totally auto, took it while walking very slowly.
This is a roadside tea stall near the Garia Bus Depot.

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Saturday, March 04, 2006


Rickshangle's the name suggested by a friend for this series. The black thing in the corner is my mesenger bag.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Paan Shop


Paan Shop! That hand holding money is my left hand. I had the Konica (gifted by my brother-in-law to my wife) in my right hand.

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Life from a rickshaw


I use a rickshaw almost daily. So I thought I might as well take pics while travelling in it. I dont aim the camera. I hold it on my lap. I dont compose. It is a small 5 megapixel Konica Revio KD-510Z. If I can sustain I will start a separate blog.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Going Home


Another picture of the Calcutta Trams. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Toy Train

Another picture of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Ghum Station, taken sometime in 2002 or 2003

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Calcutta Trams

They are going to vanish soon. Have to document them as much as possible. Posted by Picasa