Mausoleum of Mirza Muqim Abul Mansur Khan (Safdarjung)

So who was Safdarjung? And why does he lord over the best real estate in town?

Residents of Delhi, even those not terribly interested in history, are likely to be aware of the Safdarjung Tomb. Not because it is a particularly grand tomb, as mausoleum go, but perhaps because it…

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Buffaloes on zebra crossings – The Gurgaon story

Our documentary film was first shown as part of an exhibition & seminar ‘What makes India urban?’ at AEDES Am Pfefferberg, Berlin, a gallery that focuses on architecture. In less than two…

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Which camera should I buy?

I am often asked ‘Which camera should I buy?’ Sometimes the query is about digital SLR (DSLR) cameras, at other times it is about point-and-shoot (P&S) cameras. After trying to answer the…

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Manali to Leh – Self-supported cycling trip

After years of thinking about it and weeks of planning we finally did it. Close to 600 kms of cycling from Manali to Leh (because Tanglang La was closed and we had to take a detour at Debring and go…

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Hiking in the Spiti valley

In June I traveled almost the entire length of the Spiti valley in the 'European backpacker' style. Using local buses (non-a/c with non-reclining seats), hitching rides, and hiking-- from village to…

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Digital photo-documentaries by underprivileged kids

Some years ago I had an opportunity to work with underprivileged kids across of India. One project that I really enjoyed was working with them to create a photo-documentary of their world. Most of…

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