Fifteen minutes since I’ve arrived back into the city and have already thrown more than that number of cuss words out of my mouth, [Yes, I do use them]. With a face that is far from attractive and happy. Need to cover another 2 hours of distance to get home. Now, you do the calculation. Impatient-senseless-accident prone driving and rowdy behaviour seems to be the current trend. If only people would calm down, move in an orderly fashion and not give others a heart attack every other minute. Wasn’t the case for about a fortnight, since I’ve constantly been traveling, been on planes and roads for that long now. Two states, seven cities, thousands of pictures, unforgettable memories, that have been anything but this chaotic. And now high beams on my face while I write this in the moving car, looking at the not-so-beautiful havoc around. Wait, just cursed another fool! Oh, how all this holds me tighter by my decision to move out, an idea suppressed for ages and finally floating freely in my head for a few months now. I wonder if it’s the disconnection from the nature that created this epidemic of non-consideration of others’ inconvenience, or just the plain evolution with time. Is it the greed or the making of something that could have so been avoided, money? Or is that we anyway have never given a rat’s a** about making a community and instead focused on only our own existence? One of the many times I’ve discussed and whined about this, but yes, I agree, the world probably is coming to an end. Emotions and humanity look endangered, don’t they?
Between all these aching thoughts, I am still traveling, learning, smiling and creating. Had to keep it on hold for a few reasons but better late than never, and here is a series of photos we managed to pull off in the streets of Mandvi in Gujarat. Lovely colours, structures and our sweet struggle in many forms. Collaborated with this utterly enthusiastic and talented photographer, Hawra, who was in touch for almost a year now, as we both waited for an opportunity to meet and work together. More to come. Until then, try to make sure to not be a pain for anyone else.