Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Another one from Lakshmi road

Tea laced with deep thoughts

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Man and at least 22 track pants

Monday, June 12, 2006

No photos today folks, feel free to move on

We are officially in mourning.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Asking for directions

Thursday, June 08, 2006

People at tea stall

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Lakshmi road excursion

I was a handsome man in my youth. My chest size was nine inches more than my waist size, not very much unlike Madonna (though my figure was less three-dimensional, I must admit), but without the journalistic scrutiny. Then, I discovered beer. Before I knew, United Breweries was rich enough to launch their own Kingfisher airline, all from my well earned and well spent money. All that beer did have some effect on me. I am a very selfless man, wanting little for myself, but my body didn't think the same way -- it extracted fat from all that beer and stored it around my belly for a dry day. Now, normally I don't tolerate interference when it comes to my body, but this was an instance of my body interfering with my body, and the problem was so complicated that it made my head hurt and I had to drink some more beer to start thinking straight. Then an idea came to me like Arjun, Shrik and Senti come to my apartment on Friday nights -- I was going to stop drinking for a while, get my Madonna figure back, show my body who was in charge of my body, and then continue drinking beer as if nothing had happened. Brilliant, huh? Didn't think me capable of such cunning skullduggery and devious planning, did you? Well, there's just one little snag in the plan -- I used to spend majority of my free time drinking beer. With all that extra time at my hands, what was I going to do?

The solution was nearby. In a drawer, covered with a fine veneer of time-deposited dust, was my trusted old camera. SLR, not digi, and no they have not met yet! Sheesh, get on with your life, will ya?

Anyway, I decided I was going to load up the camera, go to Lakshmi road, shoot some street photos and enjoy myself. Have some wholesome, creative, beerless fun. And I am glad I did. With my camera, Gina and Senti in tow, I went to Lakshmi road, shot a whole roll of black and whites, and was back in two hours, thinking of what non-alcoholic activity to pursue next. Anyway, that is my problem, and I will sort it out, so many thanks for your concern. You, dear reader, enjoy the shot below for now.

sugarcane juicer

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


This weekend, Gina, Senthil and I went clicking some street photographs at Lakshmi road, the busiest market in Pune. The place just overflows with subjects waiting to be shot. I did get some decent shots, though I think I could have done better. Starting tomorrow, I will try and post some pictures. Right now I have to go and beat the hell out of my tennis partner. :)