Contemporary. Visual. Stories

Delhi Police cadets from the Northeast fight stereotypes

Photojournalist Raj K Raj documents the grueling daily schedule of 134 women cadets from India’s north-eastern states, who have travelled over a thousand kilometers to join the Delhi police.

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Photojournalist Saumya Khandelwal takes the Delhi Metro and captures the lives of commuters in glimpses and stolen moments.

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Photojournalist Pratik Chorge gets mesmerised by the swift moves of Mumbai’s 23-year-old football freestyler Aarish Ansari.

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Visionaries photographed on the sidelines of the 2016 Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

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Pranav Lal, 32, is blind since birth, and he is an excellent photographer. Using technology, not to mention creativity, he has challenged and broken stereotypes associated with the visually impaired.

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In a country where fair skin is considered desirable, HT photojournalist Arun Sharma captures the story of the Pullan family in North Delhi that struggles with the other extreme - that of albinism.

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HT photojournalist Burhaan Kinu shares his award-winning photo-essay that captured the grief of Dadri mob lynching victim Mohammad Ikhlaq’s family.

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Photographer Pratik Chorge captures the essence of India’s first rural skate park, where village children are gliding towards a bright future.
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Sushil Kumar Chatterjee’s house in North Kolkata is strewn with old curiosities. Popularly known as Nakku Babu, he is a collector. HT photographer Ashok Nath Dey discovers these ancient treasures anew.
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HT photojournalist Sanjeev Verma tells the story of National Bravery Award winner Ankit Rai who cheated death after he was kidnapped and left to die on a railway track.
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HT Photojournalist Ravi Choudhary explores the lives of children admitted at the SPYM drug de-addiction center, where slowly they are helped to get past their crippling ways and reform to a better life.
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Latur farmers’ initial hopes of a good crop following satisfactory rains have been washed away by the retreating monsoon’s fury. Floods, following three years of drought, have only added to the woes of people from the Marathwada region. HT photographers Satish Bate and Anshuman Poyrekar visit the worst affected district of Marathwada.
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HT Photojournalist Raj K Raj spends two days with a visually-impaired couple to capture personal moments of a close-knit family.

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A man at ease on movie sets as well as a field in Muzaffarnagar. We bring you a behind-the-scenes look at Nawazuddin Siddiqui's day out with Reuben Singh.

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What does it mean to have a child with a disability he does not understand? A series of photographs by Saumya Khandelwal, captures a day in the life of 3-year-old Akshaj, who suffers from a genetic disoder.
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The village of Jogi Dera on the outskirts of Kanpur is home to the snake-charming tribe of Baigas. Photojournalist Arun Sharma's images capture how children here grow up playing with snakes
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Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill site is a ticking garbage bomb. But for the children in the neighbourhood, it is a mine of interesting finds. Photojournalist Ravi Choudhary showcases their search for clothes, trinkets, broken toys and junk jewellery on a mountain of waste.
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One of India’s most polluted waterways, comes alive every July-August during monsoon and the surging water revives its marine life. Lensman Burhaan Kinu captures the lives of the river’s annual visitors — the fishermen
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In the urban jungle of Delhi, buildings are built and brought down every day. Siddharth Behl documents this endless construction and destruction which works in a neat cycle: scraps and raw materials from a demolished building are used to erect a new high-rise.
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India boasted of 300 circuses once. The number now stands at a humble 30. Pooja Jain captures the artists trying to keep this defeated art alive
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Jadugoda is a small township home to the world's finest uranium ore and magnesium diuranate -- fodder for India's nuclear dream. Chinky Shukla documents the dark legacy of Jadugoda, where reactors are slowly finishing an entire generation of tribals living in the area.
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Ruhani Kaur documents the small village of Jalariyendada in Vishakhapatnam, which struggles to rebuild itself after braving the winds of Cyclone Hudhud in 2014.
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A truck perched on a terrace, a Maruti 800 sitting on top of a Tata Sumo. Saumya Khandelwal travels to Mayapuri and beyond to see where vehicles go to die.
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The Van-Gujjars are a nomadic tribe spread across the Himalayas, searching for rich forests and meadows for their cattle. Mansi Thapliyal trails one such family, on their uphill journey.
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In Mumbai, connected by its lifeline of local trains, 'train friends' are a common sight. Anushree Fadnavis's project #traindiaries captures this world of camaraderie and shared experiences.
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