Posts Tagged ‘India’

Focus Festival returns to Mumbai with a video from my previous exhibit

A new video includes photographs I exhibited in Mumbai two years ago

My shoot in the Sundarbans near Calcutta

Going off-road and off-grid to document an NGO’s work in West Bengal

Portraits of African elites in India 500 years ago

Who knew Africans ruled parts of India, including Bengal, centuries ago?


The New York Times shuts down India Ink

The Times gives up being local everywhere, returns to the parochial interests of a US audience

Why we still need newspapers

How a New York Times investigation of Walmart in Mexico changed the future of retail in India

Narendra Modi mask at a BJP rally

Why Narendra Modi is a bad choice for India

India is too internally diverse to privilege any single group within society, but Modi will try


The Indian Memory Project

Revealing the lives behind old photographs in India

Indian studio portraits, 20th century

Trolling the markets of Bombay and Delhi for compelling portraits of ordinary citizens

My exhibit at the Hermès gallery in Bombay

The response was even better than I could have hoped at Bombay’s first-ever photography festival


How great is India’s magazine The Caravan?

Long form reportage, ruthlessly edited, about India and elsewhere. Now you know

An upcoming exhibit of my photographs in Mumbai, India

Prints and an unusual still/motion projection about how urban space around the world is inhabited

Wal-Mart de Mexico; or, why we need newspapers

The New York Times digs deep for a piece of great journalism. What might they do in Egypt or India?


Bal Thackeray dying in India, violence expected

Of course it is: violence is the Shiv Sena default reaction to anything they don’t like

And the winner of the greasiest palm is…

An anti-bribery website in India actually tries to answer that question

In honor of the Delhi centennial

Running to catch the train to India’s capital


Hypnotism for Everybody by Pandit Lakshmi Doss, Chennai, India, 2004

It reflects a particularly Indian fondness for mystical possibility paired with a gift for gab

The New York Times launches India Ink

Its first ever country-specific blog, on all things Indian. Why I’ve waited twenty years for this

Philippe Petit’s new act and a Keralan puppeteer

A Keralan puppeteer, the last known practitioner of her art, performs a high wire act of her own


The strange structures off Italy’s Adriatic coast

Italy’s trabocchi fishing platforms are of mythical origin. Are they related to ones in India?

Seeing Cambodia and Indonesia on the roads of Tamil Nadu in India

There was once a Hindu empire in southeast Asia and reminders of it are everywhere in Tamil Nadu

A journey through the Khyber Pass in 1930

A journey in 1930 across the Indian frontier into Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass