Category Archives: India

Trekking to Himalayas

Just came back to Mumbai after a hectic week of assignments in three cities.  Finally finished editing and now it’s time to post a blog which I haven’t been good about updating recently. At the beginning of this month, my wife and I took a week off and visit northern state of Uttarakhand for rafting […]

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Queer Azaadi – Gay and Lesbian in Mumbai

Photographed Gay and Lesbian march in Mumbai a few days ago. The event called “Queer Azaadi”, which includes bisexual and transgender, has been taking place since 2008 in the city to fight discrimination against them. On July 2, 2009, The Delhi High Court in India annulled a 150-year-old law criminalizing “carnal intercourse against the order […]

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Dalit millionaire

I met quite an interesting person through my assignment last month. His name is Ashok Khade, who founded Das Offshore Engineering, a successful oil-rig engineering company. He is one of the many successful businessmen who have taken advantage of India’s growing economy but what makes him unique is that he belongs to the Dalit, in […]

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Walmart in India?

To boost India’s retail economy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced last month that for the first time big foreign companies like Wal-Mart and Tesco could open retail stores in India. The decision generated big controversy and lots of protests, including burning effigy and local retail shop strike, have been taking place for the last couple […]

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Shooting for a film

A few days ago, I got a call from a young film director whom I met last month during a mutual friend’s wedding. He told me that he needed some photos in a presentation for production companies to raise funds for a new movie. It was a volunteer job with no compensation for my labor. […]

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