The well-planned destruction of the Babri Masjid 25 years ago was a dress rehearsal for further acts of vandalism that are in store. No wonder the assault on witnesses like photographers and smashing of their cameras felt like a ‘blinding of the nation’.
Look at the image carefully. The face of the man tells us countless stories of hardships suffered and misfortunes borne because of demonetisation. It is another matter that those who can and should ease his pain never even registered the photo in the first place.
A childlike curiosity and a rare urge to get closer to his ‘multiple identities’ defined Dashrath Patel’s explorations in art. Yet an amnesic nation chooses not to remember independent India’s first multi-media artist and design educator.
Parsis, children and faces familiar and strange all find a place in the photographer’s black and white world.
On Vijay Dashami, RSS shakhas organise training sessions for people to practice and learn martial arts.
Yes, Batla House is a ghetto, but it is so much more than just that.
Board a train, thrust your way through the crowd to some messy corner of a general compartment and you start losing your identity.
Though the conditions in the camp they live in are terrible, they say it is still far, far better than the alternative.
Eid al Adha or Bakri Eid has been celebrated across the world with grandeur throughout history and this continues even today.
About 10,000 infants have died in the hospital since it began operating in 1972.
Shome Basu recollects the time he spent with photographer S. Paul, who passed away at the age of 88 at Max Hospital in Patparganj on Wednesday.
Jessore Road, which connects India and Bangladesh, once witnessed carnage, smuggling, migration and trade.
Nagi Shiva, a domestic worker from Lokkere village, lets us into her remote world on the edge of Bandipur National Park in Karnataka.
A look at the ongoing struggle for separate statehood in Kalimpong.
Prthvir Solanki and Sayan Bhattacharjee document a protest march in Mumbai, where over 1000 people came together to raise their voice against violence by gau rakshaks.
Vivek Singh documents the ongoing unrest in Darjeeling over the demand of a separate state and removal of Bengali as a compulsory language from schools.
Ajay Jaiman documents residents of a basti near Gurgaon that was devastated after a fire in May this year.
Some Basu documents Europe’s wine-producing hamlet where the landmark Schengen agreement was signed.
“No medium is ever “finished.” It is only an artist who can be finished.”
Mahesh Shantaram’s photographs are a reaction to the injustices that people from Africa who live in India have to deal with every day.
Photographer Omar Sobhani, who has covered many bombings in Kabul, gives an account of the attack that took place on Wednesday.
In the ten years since Google Street View launched, the platform has provided ample fodder for artists, who have used it to comment on surveillance, poverty and gentrification.
The eight were killed a year and eight months ago in alleged police firing in the Churachandpur town of Manipur.
Images from Mandvi in Kutch, Gujarat, where workers with skills inherited over generations make wooden dhows using sal and babul timber.
Perched on the mountains of Karakoram, this indigenous community is trying to balance modernity with heritage.
Man Ray is also known for his cameraless photographs, which he called ‘Rayographs’.
An interview about war and propaganda with the photographer of one of the most iconic images of the Vietnam War.
Why did none of the judges who studied Datta’s work for the many prizes he received speak up about his manipulation?
The celebrated French photographer visited India several times and captured scenes of everyday life
Steve Winter is a conservation photographer noted for his work with National Geographic and the use of camera traps to snap pictures in the wild.
A glimpse into the lives of the maaldhari – the nomadic pastoralists of Kachchh who own herds of camels, goats, sheep, buffaloes and cows.
Women in this Tamil Nadu village would be baffled by Census 2011 figures which claim that the number of women who work in rural areas are fewer than men.
Although the Rohingya community in Delhi worries about their families abroad, their day-to-day survival preoccupies them.
An exhibition of photographs is a glimpse into the lives and looks of Indians who had moved to Britain in the 1950s and after.
Jayamma Belliah, an Adivasi from Ananjihundi village in Karnataka, documents her life in a forest with a camera.
The exhibition, which opens in Mumbai on Friday, features photographs from Taraporevala’s archive that were captured decades ago using analogue film cameras.
‘Witness/Kashmir 1986-2016’ features nine Kashmiri photographers from different eras, who have put together their version of the Kashmir they grew up.
A look at the signature practices of construction, agriculture and cuisine of Apatani, a prominent tribe of Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh.
The nomadic Changpas of Hanle Valley in Ladakh herd pashmina goats, live in high-altitude pasturelands and even retain old barter systems – but their ways of life are changing.
A look at the lives of a few Muzaffarnagar riot victims living in a resettlement camp in Kairana.