"MUMBAI" - Where dreams don't die


The world is upside down


The Sadhu who keeps himself hanging upside down from the branch of a tree. When I asked why do you do this? He answered: "Today the world is upside down with lot of sufferings and less of love.  I seek to turn myself upside down again and again until in the end I stand upright in the sight of God."

The Monk

A Monk submerged in thought at a Buddhist Monastery (Mirik, W.B, India)

Travellers

Group of Sadhus on the way to Kumbh Mela in search of immortality

Between Heaven and Earth


A moment of ritual performed during the Charak Puja festival where the devotee is tied with hook on their  back and sways hanging from a bamboo pole. The ground on which they fall is embedded with glass, thorns, knives & other devious weapons.The blessing of the god keeps him safe from all the possible harms.The festival not only reflects the blind faith but also the eagerness to accept penance on the road to achieve salvation. Captured this during the Charak Festival in a village in North India.

Light and Shadow

This old woman is working hard day and night in making the Diyas which will enlighten the houses of city dwellers during the Diwali or the festival of light. However she only earns a negligible amount by selling those diyas and finds hard to make both ends meet.