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From the series 'Akasa' shot at Govardhan Eco village, for KSB pumps. Conceptualized by Revati Borawake

Dinesh, the protagonist of our story is a hardworking child, always calm and composed. At 12yrs of age, he leads his class in all the activities.

I spent 2days with him. We were passing through the fields surrounded by mountains where students are taught farming. Half way through, I got attacked by bees and I started running around screaming in pain. Dinesh was just standing there, calm as usual, not panicking at all. After a few seconds, he bursts into laughter watching a grown man jumping around like a maniac. For a moment I forgot about the pain, shot this, and took off in full speed. 
Hanuman - Jejuri
Mythology is the most fascinating subject. Combined with the concept of faith & belief, observing it in a space with rituals, colours and emotions make it a visual treat. 
Shot in Jejuri, an outtake from a story 'O Divine Mother', I did for Kshetra, pune 5.
Prayer - Ghats of Varanasi
I love the energy at the ghats of Ganges in Varanasi. Millions of people come after travelling for days from the remotest corner of the country. They strip and take a dip right next to each other, the only place I have seen with no barrier between the rich and the poor. The submissive, meditative mood where everyone just bows down to the mighty river is just unbelievable. 
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Fanning the rice grains
An addition to my farmer series.

Here the farmers are separating the paddy straw from the grains. 
The floor is cleaned first and mopped with cow dung which keeps the surface dust-free. The grains are dropped from a height first. The straws fly away with the wind and grains directly fall on the ground. The slightly heavy straws which fall with the grains are separated by fanning the floor repeatedly later. 
I had been to Kashmir in 2010, and I photographed a few kids up in the mountains. Life in the mountains is tough, and none of the kids I met, got an opportunity to goto a school. They were very curious and wanted to know where I came from and why was I taking photographs. This is the 1st photo I clicked… and when I showed her the picture, this was the reaction…  That the probably the 1st time she saw her photograph, all her friends were jumping all around me to get their pictures clicked! I promised myself, that someday I would do something for the education of these wonderful kids in Kashmir. I started researching and came across this school in Breswana. Their Facebook page… I was in touch with the
Director of the school for all these years, but I could never save much to make it back to the mountains. Recently I saw a post for a volunteer opening on their page and immediately got in touch with them. After a skype call I was selected. I will be there from August till October end.

Looking forward to finally doing my bit and share my knowledge with the kids :)


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SireVoltz Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I love your work! <3
Preettisen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
awesome work!
I cant help watching you!!!
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student General Artist

Congrats on the DD! :clap:

GueparddeFeu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Welcome in my group :iconarcheology-mythology:! =D
DVanDyk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
your people portraits are really beyond compare, impressive compassion with an open heart, bravo! Excellent work !
khurafati Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much David!! O:) :hug: Feels great when someone drops in a word about the pictures I make. Thank you again for the kind words :D Made my day!
freakyframes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
sanpaiya Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
thanks for all the comments :) beautiful work . .
khurafati Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D you are welcome! And thank you for stopping by my gallery :)
jazzlamb Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Hey are you in Kolkata? I am! had to talk to you regarding work. It's kind of important, it would be nice if you could get back to me asap :) email:
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