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The Colors I followed in Bombay

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I still haven’t been able to go out much here in Mumbai. Few days ago while having malai chai at a dairy I had started having a liking for, only because there was a peepal I could sit under. That day I had my camera somehow and soon the intent followed, as i  started hearing the sound of brass bands, drums. I followed the sound and found colours to speak talk to for next few hours till the moon came out. The family was taking the bride to the local temple, and later a detour of the colony towards bride’s home. I asked her if i can photograph this part of their ceremony. And well, she seemed just happy to have me along and not surprisingly getting an invitation for the wedding tomorrow. It was very pretty to move and discover the local lane, the coastal suburb with a very subtle fragrance of fish that has settled over bodies of houses and humans alike.

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Hello, My name is Narayan. I am a teacher and an Ethnographer. After college i opted for teaching in far away villages of the Himalayas and later in Central rural India. And gradually as I wandered along the local streams and rivers, unending fields i learnt not only about myself but India and what is it to be Indian, living with various families throughout India. And to tell you, there is nothing more than a smile and an effort to make their children lives better that makes them happy. I have been independently working as a writer, photographer and filmmaker. For past many years I have been travelling the Indian subcontinent teaching and extensively documenting rural and her communities. Learning and understanding culture, communication and various ways of human mind and body. I am a student of History and did my masters in it. And later studied Sanskrit. When you realise the alignment of your spirit with the world around you, winds take you to places in the Himalayas, where you learn the ancient Yogic way of nerve healing, I can't really know myself but since then all the above mentioned things altogether has helped me generously to enter homes for shelter and food in the night. I come back to Delhi. Here mother and I run a small school for children.

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