New artwork uploaded.... The hospice of 13th century Chisti sufi saint, Sheikh Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, is one of the very few abodes in South Asia where people from all social, cultural and religious backgrounds throng in millions to pay their respects and pray for better health and life. This composite nature and all...
New artwork uploaded.... The heavily forested Vellimalai hills of Tamilnad form the southernmost tip of the Western Ghats and is marked with picturesque waterfalls and numerous ancient temples, considered to be of high spiritual value by the locals. Thuckalay, Tamil Nadu, India-Dec.2015...
New artwork uploaded.... "The Divine Servant, Master of the World,
Showered the fort with the rain of His sermons;
Blessing its souls to levels of the Other World.
Why stopped the roaring of the Sultan?
And the poet hold back his reed?
Why did the Dervish cease His sermons?
Oh! Shams, an illusion of time and space...
New artwork uploaded.... The Sabz Burz ( Green Tower),part of the Humayun's Tomb Compplex was built in the 1530s. Quintessentially, Central Asian in its octagonal structure, it has recently been renovated with blue tiles instead of the earlier green or lapis lazuli like shade. Nizamuddin, New Delhi-August.2016...
Artist, Photographer, Art Historian, Writer, Art Enthusiast
Being a historian by training, my world is bound by a rigid academic life dealing with the narratives of the past, its philosophies and their various interpretations. An escape from such cocooned academic discourse has always been in the form of my deep interest in reading and writing poetry; in the appreciation of art and occasional strokes in my sketch book and in experimentation with various themes in photography. Owing to my growing up in Kharagpur, Delhi and Kolkata, I have themed my snaps on flora and rural life to old architecture and students movements. I started capturing shots out of mere hobby and out of curiosity of exploring my talent in this art, but over the years my interest has taken a more academic turn; wherein I am trying to experiment the use of this creative art in the expression of the core discourses of the social sciences and to research the possibilities of going beyond conventional academic boundaries through the language of photography.