Photo Essay

The artisans of Tambat Ali

A community of coppersmiths in Pune keeps an endangered craft alive.

The shifting Sundarban

Human-animal conflict in the Sundarban is being exacerbated by the climate crisis.

The twilight home

Art of the everyday on Divar Island.

| Jan 18, 2022

The line that blinds

Scenes from the Bangladesh-India borderlands.

| Dec 14, 2021

Celluloid ephemera

Preserving film in transition.

| May 12, 2021

Kashmiri shawl wallahs of Guwahati

A Guwahati midwinter in hope and warmth.

| Feb 12, 2021

Silent squares

Kathmandu’s streets lie empty as Nepal goes into lockdown.

| Apr 07, 2020

Stranded in Geneva Camp

Life in the largest refugee camp for Bangladesh’s Urdu-speaking community.

| Jun 27, 2019

Akbar and Maryam

A photo essay on love and loss in Kashmir.

| Apr 29, 2019

Far from home

A photo essay on Nepali women migrants in India.

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