Gold in Red

5506: Yellow in Red

Deeper, within me
The colour shines.

Macro, 9 September 2006, Kolhapur Museum, Kolhapur, MH, India


Years I Have Seen


I have seen a timeline
Whiz past this lined face.
It has slowed down recently.

Rama, the Farmer, 21 December 2008, Kolhapur, MH, India

Music from Yesterday

Gondhali Instruments

Play me the memory
We lived three lives ago.
My today has holes in it.

Gondhali Instruments, 25 December 2008, Kolhapur, MH, India

Light Gate

1049- Panhala Fort

On a really hot afternoon (yes, even in November) when the sun was bang over our heads; when every photograph looks like it has been overexposed – this image was a near miracle. And while the photo can’t tell you, it was really very cool here. Taken at the Teen Darwaza (Three Gates) at Panhala. Three successive doors, not in a line, meant that the gate could be approached only at awkward angle that required three turns. This helped slow down and trapped the enemy – so they could never attack in full force – it took a good deal of time to get inside the fort.

The philosophical premise of the photo intrigues me. The gate, that doesn’t open.

Teen Darwaza, 29 November 2005, Panhala Fort, Kolhapur, India

Farmer Uncle

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I like this photograph because of the old man’s expression and the background of the roots exposed. There was a conversation going on between the two generations – I have a got a slice of that. Then, look at the difference in the two expressions.


Farmers, 27 November 2005, Haldi Village, (Near Kolhapur) MH, India