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Showing posts from January, 2010

Nanga Pathar

Found this beautifully carved and selectively mutilated stone slab sitting under a tree somewhere in Gurgaon, right next to a yellow, dusty, empty plot.

Me Me My in Newspaper/Magazine

 A couple of weeks ago got an email from a journo with Indian Express. A story about vintage ads. Just came across the story: Nostalgia is most definitely a seductive liar. It places a rose-tinted glass over your eyes, and then coaxes you to view past without hard feelings. The result — we end up feeling wistful things that we weren’t so crazy about the first time around. But when 27-year-old, Vinayak Razdan chanced upon a tattered copy of a 1972 edition of the Reader’s Digest at his relatives place, the word nostalgia acquired a new meaning for him. “I flipped through its pages and found myself staring at a very young kohl eyed Zeenat Aman endorsing Taj Mahal tea in a purple salwar-suit, her hair - a pair of pigtails. It was a discovery. I stashed away the magazine,” says Razdan. Thanks to all these vintage ads, my blog got mentioned in this piece by Prem ankur Biswas for Indian Express .  -0- And this week, some of my Kashmir photographs (can be found at my other blog: Searc