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ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Red light area, Sex workers, Mother-son, Photography

How photographs of my sex worker mother strengthened my relationship with her

The mainstream society and the outsiders call our areas 'red light' but as an insider I never dub our localities in that term.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Mixed Medium  |  5-minute read
Photojournalism, Photography, Souvid Datta, Sex workers

Framing the sex worker: The photo Souvid Datta did not plagiarise

No matter how ghastly the image, a child rape survivor was reduced to being a subject, a vacuous stereotype.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Photography, Sonagachi, Mary Ellen Mark, Plagiarism

Shameful, photojournalist Souvid Datta plagiarised an iconic image of a 70's Mumbai brothel

It's a huge fall from grace for the award-winning artist.

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Smartphones, DSLRs, Photography, Cameras

DSLR or smartphone? This camera is the perfect answer

Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II is affordable, packs in a good enough performance and is easy to carry.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  6-minute read
Photography, Russia, Turkey, Syrian Crisis

Russian envoy’s assassination in Turkey is a sign of our troubled times

22-year-old Mevlut Mert Altintas, who shot dead Andrei Karlov at an Ankara art gallery, is the face of an exploding, out of control grief over Syria.

SCI-TECH

 |  2-minute read
Photography, Google Pixel, IPhone 7, Smartphones

If you have iPhone 7 or Pixel, you don't need DSLR

The camera in future will be bought only by professionals or those who shoot wildlife, sports and birds.

LISTS OF JOY

 |  2-minute read
Photography, Lists of Joy

5+1 photographers who bring me joy

Bringing some Diwali cheer from the newsroom.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Photography, Raghu Rai

10 stunning portraits of Indian legends by Raghu Rai

[Book extract] The truth that lies beneath the public face is what makes a person interesting to me, and consequently makes for a compelling portrait.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Photo essay, Delhi, Photography, Animals

[Photo essay] Where streets accept stray animals as their own

It is the public closeness of lives between human and animal, which is most surprising to an outsider like me.

LIFE

 |  An American in Mumbai  |  1-minute read
Kolkata, Bombay, Photography

[Photo essay] From Bombay to Berlin in 15 pictures

Where the streets have no name.