1. Battered 

‘Battered by the storm that brews,

she stood still standing in her colourless hues.’


The image was shot on a barren grassland in the South Indian peninsula in the month of October 2022. As I was treading about on this field, on an overcast day, this stunningly moving little shed caught my gaze. Though made of bareboned materials it looked like it had already lived through many raging storms. Something so simple yet powerful, with a fortunately apt ambience created for one of my best works.


2. Riches



‘When fate takes toll,

And the need does arise,

Even riches and gold,

Shan’t pay the price,

Of what worth they are,

Mere grains of rice’

This image was captured in the month of May 2022. Inspired by the Indian tradition of not wasting a single grain of rice when it is served to us, I composed this image to have rice grains, surrounded by valuable riches. Implying that when need arises, the grains of rice, although much less in value, will be worth even more than all the riches in the world. Symbolising this fact, I believe that this image not only brings out the importance of rice, but also emphatically contradicts the ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ of life.