House of Ruins

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Windows 

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Once a lively drawing room filled with life and laughter now rubbles only

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Bedrooms 

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Doorways

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A big dining hall

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House of Ruins is a personal project which aims to document the relationship between people and places once they stop living there.

Boatman of Kerala

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Soman Chettan (elder brother in Malayalam language ) is the boatman in pic 

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Soman Chettan rows his boat for the tourists and some locals who need to cross over 

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Soman Chettan loves his beetle leaf and one can find him at the junction Enjoying his beetle leaf 

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Soman Chettan has served his nation in the capacity of a soldier and is retd now 

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Soman Chettan has a lot to tell about the place, backwater, day to day affairs 

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At age 65, Soman Chettan can swiftly row the boat without a sweat in his brow 

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Soman Chettan talks about people dumping plastics and how less aware they are about destroying the backwater eco system

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He leads a retired life, takes his own time rowing in the backwaters 

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The pole he carries is 24 ft in length and in an off season, the centre of the river bed is at 22ft

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Soman Chettan says there is a definite change in the climate and the recent floods in kerala are the evidence 

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Soman Chettan remembers a time when people listened and now all they get is angry (the people)

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Rowing makes him patient 

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Together we can keep our water body clean is what Soman Chettan says

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Have you seen the backwaters yet ?

 

The window to happiness @ MadhyaPradesh

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not so busy street

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hawa mahal

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withering the nature’s fury and still standing

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an abandoned outpost

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come if you wanna soar in the wind

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Eternal garden 

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the view must have been amazing when king’s and queen lived here.. still the view is good

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Mandu Architecture

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An overexposed photo

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The window of happiness

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Hindola Mahal

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Archeology marvel of a historical civilisation in Mandu

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The coin Pickers

Khuchong Weds Benjamin

Let me start with congratulating the beautiful couple Khuchong and Benjamin who got married and are starting a new life together which will be  filled with adventures, happiness, laughter and lots of love and joy. Its a complete honour for me to attend a wedding in Nagaland and i could carry my camera with me. And i am ever obliged to the family who let me take some pictures of the wedding.

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Bride’s Father 

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A beautiful church wedding 

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The aerial view 

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Wedding Decorations 

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Kids all excited

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The prayers and vows

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The Reception

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Pastor blessing the newly wedded man and wife

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Their first cake as man and wife

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Forever Frame

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With the Family

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With Friends

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Phenomenal people at the wedding 

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Bride’s brother and sister

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Khuchong Weds Benjamin