Wednesday, December 22, 2010

bring your daughter...

... to the slaughter! basavaiah of basavanagudi and his beloved beti.

Friday, December 17, 2010

pond life



i spend way too much time staring into ponds and aquariums.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

urgus unrest


above, the modest homes in urgus. each year when winter sets in, the handful of residents in the hamlet, shut themselves in and wait out the season. we imagined ourselves locked in for a good five months with nothing to do and found the proposition altogether agreeable. we were also able to arrive on a consensus for the list of things we must have in such a scenario - giant screen tv, playstation, fast internet connection and of course lots of good food and alcohol.

Monday, November 01, 2010

hale mane

one heritage home in vv puram. complete with no parking sign and the moon. thank you.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

more bovines on request


this specimen of the genus Bos was spotted most recently on food street. unmindful of abusive cops and other noisy masticators, our dear friend raided dustbin after dustbin on the 500 metre stretch of tar dedicated to vegetarian munchies.

dzos and dzomos


these curious hybrids of yak and cattle love common salt. and can be incredibly persistent once they know you have some.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

gory ganeshas


polythene wrapped and glitter sporting gods that nobody picked up at this year's festivities.

Friday, October 08, 2010

my one functional ear

overheard telephone conversation on BVK Iyengar Road. between one linguistically gifted man and a linguistically challenged lady.
"malayalam arayo?.....er.. tamil teriyuma? kannada gotha?"
after a long pause... with more urgency and exasperation.
"hindi?...... telugu?....... marathi?"
then one final attempt.
"english?"
*click*

kushti classes

well, some good folks decided that the inane disconnected drivel i put up here was worth paying for! and commissioned me! wah wah. click here for the full photo essay i did for Janaagraha, a bangalore-based org. and keep coming back for more.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

sparrows on an electric line

conferring on a good spot to brush teeth, wash face, etc.

Monday, September 27, 2010

challing chicken

the last standing rooster in the last village we'd see for days. somehow we curbed our instincts and let him live.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

amilam pamilam

the children of gavipuram. and their blood sport.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

deepu from keylong...

...giggled, cried, laughed, sulked, asked too many questions and reminded everybody in a certain shared taxi, about the wonders of contraception.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

the urgus enquiry



a report on the state of interior decoration in the hamlet of urgus, in the greater himalayas.

fort foto

i too want to be a japaneeeese tourist

Monday, September 13, 2010

aye hiphopper!

tere ghar mein bartan shartan manjhti hun main brabar
tu kabhi to mere dil ke ghar mein pochha kar diya kar
god! she thinks she's hot like rekha
maybe but she's not my flavour
loving her is too much labour labour labour
how can i start her hip hopper
she's my bai just a part time naukar

just give me some hip hop
just give me some hip hop
aye hip hopper mujhe pyaar to kar aye hip hopper
aye hip hopper mujhe pyaar to kar aye hip hopper!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

the illustrated light on cheese


pigs will fly. cars will fly.
close to the sun.
pigs will burn. cars will burn.
but my acid wash jeans will last forever.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

birds of prey




lorry art from a traffic jam at the Rohtang pass.

Friday, August 06, 2010

michael, my camel

for one box of chocolates, a certain michael from london got a rajasthani camel herder to name one of his camels after him. the other artiodactyls in the vicinity go by 'kalu', 'ramu', etc.

patwon ki haveli

guman chand patwa's haveli was once home to his five sons. today korean tourists will pay his descendants handsomely to explode puffed up polythene bags and get the darned pigeons to fly.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

the reticent thar

the temperamentally disinclined to talk, nilgiri thar.

planters inc.


planters are a curious bunch. i too am now the proud owner of planters' gum boots. cannot wait to set bangalore's fashion press on fire.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

territorial animals

frogs sing. dogs and cats spray urine. teenagers leave hickeys. rajasthani men stick posters.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

gubbi outtakes


they never run out of crassy one-liners and red jackets at Gubbi Veeranna Rangamandira.