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Life at Platforms

The first railway on Indian sub-continent ran over a stretch of 21 miles from Bombay to Thane on 16 April 1853.In nearly 150 years it has grown over 114,500 kilometres which carry over 30 million passengers daily.Indian Railways (reporting mark IR) is an iconic Indian organisation, owned and operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways. It has the world’s fourth largest railway network after those of the United States, Russia and China.

I have been documenting the platforms for a long time now. Till now it has not been specifically for photography, but now having a good amount of images on the subject I think I will research it more and make it more detailed.

You can see the complete set on flickr with all the photographs till now here

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PEE :P

An interesting result of my first 14 KM photo-walk (there will be more 😛 ). The rainy season and lack of toilets helped me to be able to take so many of these photographs in straight 2 hours.

Convocation renovation at IITB

Well, the convocation hall of my institute (IITB) is undergoing renovation. Yay! I will receive my graduation degree in the new revamped convocation hall. I went in and around to cover it. As usual, I have tried to show it through people working there.

They called me to take their photograph

Can’t resist taking this kind of photographs

The workers- they seemed to be fighting over some work issue but posing nicely for camera

Preparing to return home after finishing the day’s work

Sunlight was coming from the side, giving an awesome natural rim light

used the halogen light

another one using the sunlight

Valedictory function (Valfi) at IITB

It is that time when all the 4th year students are molested in front of everyone. It starts with reading of a profile which is as more fictional than real. Most of the time it includes girlfriends and sex-life as they are the most interesting topics in an institute known for academics. After asking the very personal questions in the ‘Q&A’, the ‘senti’ comes which revolves around the memories during the 4 years in IIT .

Prithvi Theatre- Naali ke Kutte

Coverage of the play ‘naali ke kutte’ at the famous theatre of mumbai- Prithvi Theatre. The play is about two soldiers stationed on the border of India and Pakistan who became friends due to one thing in common- loneliness. This play received huge applause and I think at the time when a Pakistani Prime Minister is visiting India, he should watch this play.

The lead characters- the two soldiers

The scene in which the Indian soldier took his Pakistani friend on the trip to India on a imaginary bike

They nearly solved all the national problems with just this simple game of chess 🙂

The queue for the show

The cafeteria at Prithvi Theatre

Moon Light

This is the complete photo-shoot I did last night. I think I will try to do more of night photography from now on. I tried to use lights in different ways. Do tell how you like the photographs

The black gradient is completely natural

This photograph was black and white, I realized later that it will look good in color but I din’t shoot it in RAW format. Eventually I colored it in photoshop

I tried to include motion in my images by moving subjects and by moving camera

Dhobhi Ghat

After so many efforts finally its here- the photo-walk to Dhobhi Ghat. Dhobhi ghat is a well known open air laundromat in India. Approx. 1000 washermen work here every day. The washermen also live here in small, dark rooms. I went there at 6:30 in the morning, many of the washermen were taking their bath or sleeping. For better quality and complete album, go to my Flickr set 🙂

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