Taking agricultural land for industrialization has been the dominant narrative of development in the 21st century, especially in the developing countries. In this context, the story of Singur in West Bengal’s Hooghly district stands as a striking example in reversing the trend.
This work is an extensive long-term research oriented work on the wastelands of major urban cities in a developing country like India with an ever increasing population catering to the growing needs of consumerism .The focus of this work is mainly centred around the lives of people living near these vast wastelands filled with waste and dirt, living in squalor in the most unhygienic of conditions and amidst lost hopes and broken promises.
Friday afternoon. The prayer is just ended and the devotees turn away from Jamia Masjiid, the main mosque in Srinagar, the summer capital of the state Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian army troops are deployed at the entrances and observe the young boys covering their faces among the crowd. The kanijung – local name of the stone-throwing – is about to begin. Within a few minutes the air becomes unbreathable. Numerous stun grenades explodes. From the shadows amid the clouds of tear gas raises a voice: “what do we want?”.
This photo essay is grounded on the journeys by trains in India. It focuses on the anxiety and unconsciousness of the people within the trains which oftenly termed as a most trustable vehicle on earth when travelling come into anyone’s head. Rather it is the cheapest one if it’s about a long route journey.
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