Oct 212005

In the last couple of weeks there has been construction work happening outside our office. A sidewalk is being built. And there is a whole bunch of people working on it. This particular young man wheels in gravel.

Adarsh Nagar, where the office is situated is also a MAHDA colony -with houses (they are called huts, but don’t look like any hut that I have seen), as opposed to apartments.
And there is huge ground smack in between the colony.

I have seen more kids out playing here than anywhere else in Mumbai. It is vacations now, and the kids are out full strength to play. And playing cricked under the sun with everyone jamming in seems to give them great pleasure.

This particular girl seems to be fascinated with the dynamics of building a road. I really liked the interplay of shadows and light. and the absolute rapt curioiusity on her face.

I would have loved a closer shot – but that would have meant sacrificing the spontaneity.

Despite the fact that half the television industry is in Adarsh Nagar, there is a certain old world charm about the area. Innocence here is still not lost.