Why did none of the judges who studied Datta’s work for the many prizes he received speak up about his manipulation?
As part of project Hindutva, Shome Basu documents how badly cows are treated and monetised despite being considered the holiest among all animals.
Shome Basu gives a glimpse of the daily life of the widows residing in Vrindavan.
‘Witness/Kashmir 1986-2016’ features nine Kashmiri photographers from different eras, who have put together their version of the Kashmir they grew up.
The gentle rhythms of the religious town of Ayodhya continue as they have for millennia.
Shome Basu captures the endless wait of numerous citizens as they queue outside banks and ATMs to withdraw money after the government decided to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
Shome Basu travelled through three cities to document the ways in which people undertake the immersion of idols and how they approach environmental issues.
Trauma, sleepless nights and the memories of war continue to haunt Aleed, Nauiroz and their children as they struggle to make a life in Lisbon.
A photo-feature from the Bulgaria-Serbia border, where truckers spend hours passing from the European Union to Serbia.
A look at the lives of locals and those affected by pellet guns during the weeks of violence and protests in the Valley, before the curfew was finally lifted after 51 days.
The Kargil War was one of the few instances of direct, conventional warfare between two democracies, since Pakistan had a democratically elected government at the time.
Fifty-seven men were washed away by flash-floods on the night of June 17, 2013. All have since been declared dead by the state government.
Torture and abuse remain a part of daily life for a large number of children in India.
Though tensions still run high, ordinary Bodos and Muslims often just want to get along.
Every photojournalist must draw a line that is uncrossable no matter how high the editorial stakes – for the sake of his or her life.
While the world celebrates Mother’s Day, many of these women are mourning, or still waiting for their loved ones to return.
Today, on May Day, the international day of the worker, Shome Basu presents a photographic portrait of the Indian working class.
Photographer Shome Basu captures life for the recyclers who work at the Ghazipur landfill.
The practice of manufacturing events – and emotions – by setting up or recreating scenarios that can be photographed is undermining photojournalism
At a church over three hundred years old in Margao, Goa, people assemble in the hundreds, wearing black clothes, their eyes reddened from weeping.
A photo feature that takes a romantic and sober look at travelling on the Indian Railways and the work that remains to be done in modernizing the transportation system.
Photo feature by Shome Basu New Delhi: Nearly 15,000 people from colleges, universities and civil society today took out a march here to protest the police action at JNU and demanded immediate release of the varsity’s students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges. Holding placards […]
For an organisation that describes itself as “cultural”, the rituals of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh are decidedly militia-like.
At the tarmac, from the windows, one can see men in khaki and olive fatigues, with INSAS and AKs and heavy bullet-proofed jackets protecting their chests; eyes poking out of their helmets, searching and examining every corner. Even at first glance, Srinagar feels quite foreign. Even the architecture looks […]