Series of photos of an interaction at a road-side shop in Kolkata, India
Mahabaleshwar is a small city located in the Western Ghats or Sahyadri range in the Western part of India. Being nested in the Sahyadri mountains, it is a popular destination for people escaping the summer heat and at one time served as the summer capital for the Bombay Province during the British rule in India.
On Saturday, 16th October 2011, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Chicago Board of Trade Building, at Jackson and LaSalle, as a part of the Occupy Chicago movement. They demanded more attention and care for the poor and less pandering to the rich. They demanded more taxation on Wall Street, end to war, check on government and corporate funding.
Walking down S. Ellis Avenue, a few days into my stay at the University of Chicago, I notice a man standing with a few pamphlets in hand and a sign that reads “Foreskin is NOT a birth defect.” I think to myself “Of course! Why does he have to stand in the sun with a sign, just to say that?”
That is what the English translation of the Chinese sign said. The exploration of a huge city like Chicago must begin someplace. So, on an unexpectedly cold Saturday morning in September, Aniket, Federico, Jen and I landed in Chicago’s own corner for the Chinese community, Chinatown.
A collection of street photography done mainly in Kharagpur and Kolkata, India.