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Need some Insta-inspiration? Here are some must-follow accounts

With over 400 million users, it’s fair to say that Instagram (or its filters) has turned us all into photographers. If you’re seeking some inspiration, look past those celebrity selfies and follow these delightful accounts

brunch Updated: Nov 12, 2016 18:49 IST
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From food and travel to fashion and art, there’s plenty to choose from(www.instagram.com)

With over 400 million users, it’s fair to say that Instagram (or its filters) has turned us all into photographers. If you’re seeking some inspiration, look past those celebrity selfies and follow these delightful accounts:

1. @aratikumarrao

Arati Kumar-Rao is a writer and photographer who looks at the mammoth levels of damage mankind has been wreaking on the environment, including animals, rivers, or mangroves across India and elsewhere. Her pictures, are striking and full of little details. Rao is also a masterful sketch artist, and her impressions, particularly of elephants, will take your breath away. Follow her to get acquainted with problems that exist outside your homes or cubicles – her work is affecting and important .

2. @anushree_fadnavis

Whether you’ve lived in Mumbai or not, you would know that the local trains are legends in themselves, packed with stories of joys, courage, friendships and adventures.Anushree Fadnavis, who works with a Mumbai-based news agency, documents the daily events that transpire in the ladies’ compartment of Mumbai’s local trains – the snapshots are hugely familiar for those residing in the city, and fascinating for the others. From the Koli woman busy sorting out fish, to kids making mischief, from a woman travelling with her two sons and a goat, to another doing make-up, the pictures are heartwarming and full of surprises.

3. @funfoodandfrolic

Hina Gujral’s feed is for all those whose favourite hashtag is foodporn. What separates this Delhi food blogger from other culinary accounts is her focus on the diversity of Indian cuisine . She also keeps it interesting by pairing unusual combinations together – brown rice methi pulao co-exists with nachos and dip. She dials up the visual element with the beautiful plating – simple Indian dishes look exotic on thalis or in steel dabbas. Her #lunchbox series, which includes pictures of the contents of her husband’s dabba, will not only make you salivate, but also give you some great ideas.

4. @norblacknorwhite

BOMBABIES. Come sit with us but we can't breathe right now so maybe just stay right there #delhismog #bombayhearts

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If you have a preference for handcrafted Indian textiles, head on over to @norblacknorwhite’s feed. The designer duo behind the label focuses on re-inventing disappearing Indian art forms through their creations. From tie-dye shirts and bandhani bomber jackets to dresses and robes in ikat prints, there’s plenty to take inspiration from. The duo has a keen eye for aesthetics, making the compositions of their pictures very striking. What we love most are the women featured on the page – pairing their colourful designs with boots, sneakers and even chunky jewellery. Quirk game on point.

5. @daakujaisingh

Avinash Jai Singh is a Mumbai-based visual artist whose feed is a splatter of colour and wit. While an illustration about drunk dialing features a girl plonked inside a cocktail glass with phone in hand, another includes an emoji of a man on the sandpaper side of a matchbox, walking away from flames – the caption reads ‘burn the bridge and make some light’.Our favourite section is his series on contemporary love, titled LoveInOurTimes. Singh tweaks popular phrases by striking out a letter or word and replacing it with another. Sample this – ‘She stole my heart nudes’. Giggle.

From HT Brunch, November 13, 2016

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