Hello. I'm a journalist and photographer based in New Delhi. I write, and shoot for ethical brands and studios.
about
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I care about honest content and creating good photographs
This is why I build my own websites instead of using templates. Everything you see over there and on this website – the good, the buggy and everything in between – is a testament to my own ability. I’m self-taught, having learned photo- and video-editing, website building and graphic design through Google searches.
Background >>

I enjoy shooting for ethical, honest brands and individuals: small studios such as Know The Origin, Terracorda and Limón Design. My photographs have appeared in Better Interiors, Elle India and Beautiful Homes. Scroll down to look at my work or view a more detailed photo portfolio here.
  • B.Tech, bio-informatics, from VIT, Vellore
  • Post-graduate diploma in print journalism, from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
  • MA in magazine journalism from Cardiff University, UK
  • Content producer, Hindustan Times, New Delhi (2014-2017)
  • Started working with Gaysi Family (2017)
  • Started working with Human Rights Law Network (2017)
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writing
On beauty, love and burns: in conversation with an acid attack survivor

Acid corrodes thousands of lives each year. In the brief, excruciating moments of these attacks, lives change forever. I speak with Lakshmi, a survivor, about grace, strength and the process of reclaiming her body.

#acidattacks #violence
Here's why your argument making the cis-woman, trans-woman distinction does not really matter

What does it take to be a woman? Where does gender lie? Is it in our organs? Then, are women who’ve undergone hysterectomies or mastectomies still women? Are men who surgically give up their penises still men? By forcing trans-women to keep proving themselves to cis-women, we undermine our collective cause. Thoughts and arguments.

#gender #translives #transphobia #misogyny
On making sadness a home: Notes on living with depression 

Sadness can be a lot of things: an identity, an excuse, a lifelong war. It can be the most consistent of friends, the most awful of foes, the oddest life-mate one can possibly have. Here, I try to make sense of what some of the worst years of living with depression can look like.

#depression #mentalhealthawareness
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photography
Portraits
Shot: Malavika Mohananan, Alok Vaid-Menon, Aanchal Malhotra. See more portraits here.
Portraiture
Shot: Malavika Mohananan, Alok Vaid-Menon, Aanchal Malhotra. See more portraits here.
Product
Product photography
Shot: Limon Design studio, Terracorda, Know The Origin. See more product photography here.
Shot: Limon Design studio, Terracorda, Know The Origin. See more product photography here.
Personal
See more personal photography here.
Personal photography
Photographs shot over 2015, 2016 and this year. See more pictures here.
Outdoors
Shot: Jama Masjid, Humayun's Tomb, Delhi. See more outdoor photography here.
Outdoors
Shot: Jama Masjid, Humayun's Tomb, Delhi. See more outdoor photography here.
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contact
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