Thursday, October 26, 2006

Working Family


Imran Khan photo.

14 Comments:

Blogger Sudhir said...

Logged on here.

After catching yr story on NDTV. Impressive stuff.

Which camera have these been shot on?

11:12 AM  
Blogger Kunal said...

This photo resembles Team Work and that is what is needed in Cricket....Be whatever stick together...

11:14 AM  
Blogger Vinod Chandran said...

How about sending some of these snaps to The Blues of Cricket. May be they will realise who all are watching them.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Dushyant said...

Why didn't you post some photos from daily life in Pakistan.. You could have made this blog better in that way..

If your intention was to show the poverty then Pakistan is more diverse in that.. Don't you think so?

12:06 PM  
Blogger rohan said...

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10:25 PM  
Blogger Arindam said...

Good coverage...I have seen in NDTV

10:29 PM  
Blogger Rakesh said...

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11:15 PM  
Blogger Rakesh said...

27th Oct, 2006.
Jalandhar

I was just watching with great heart our "Little Champs" on Zee Tv when suddenly my friend Amardeep switched the TV channel to NDTV news.
Catching the news, there I found the news about Imran Khan's blog - "The Blue Billion".

I appreciate his efforts in doing this arduous work of showing the face of india to the world with the theme of cricket and the blue billion.

But I strongly censure his noble efforts for just showing the half face of the coin. One thing that I cannot understand is that why these bleeding foreigners always try to show India and her people as poor, helpless and unknown. Why they always try to imply that India is a backward country. Well, if they dont know thoroughly about our country they have no single right to picturise India in this abyss way.

I think Imran Khan, have not seen the malls, multiplexes, shopping complexes, parks, sky touching buildings and other hotspots of the country. Watch out Gurgaon, Pune, Bangalore, Chandigarh. I am not saying that the pictures you have captured are absurd. But some of them are and you must remove them. The picture "Working woman" is one of that type. Indra Nooyi the CEO of PepsiCo is the real so called "Working woman" in India. If you want to talk, talk about Lakshmi Mittal, Ambanis, Tatas, Abdul Kalam and our uncountable gifts that India has given to this poor world.

Dont try to show pity for my country. And if you do have a social upliftment attitute first look back into your own home and country.

Finally, I am appealing to all Indians that its time to show these poor bastards that India doesn't need their solace at all. We are what we are and we have to do what we want to do.

Jai Hind. Jai Bharat.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Sumit said...

Well....i m astonished to see what is being tried to portray outta here regarding INDIA.....By creating a website like this.....which i guess is purely meant for cricket and it's passion....some piss of the job has been done to showoff of something which is an integral aprt of every big economy of this world.....

AND moreover.....U always see only one side of the moon and not the other side.....but does this mean that there no other side of the coin at all........I Guess the author of the same blog is either a jerk or TOO LAZY as a guy to not to portray the other side of the coin as well....LAZY being like that to see the other side of the MOON we hav to do some special efforts...n same way to see the brighter part of this RICH AND GREAT COUNTRY.....some special efforts with a very vibrant mind is reqd....which i guess is out and out missing.........

Well i pray to GOD that these poor creatures (author & photographer)may be imparted some wisdom...so that they may not create these blunders again & again

11:31 PM  
Blogger apna said...

Someone said"beauty lies in the eyes of beholder" and that's axiom suits espacially for almost every photographer who wants to shoot india with some high-tech camera's.The world is what you see.Mr imran i appreciate your efforts and probably your photography might be technically flawless but what u r presenting here is not the complete picture of India."woking family" title of this picture.Had it been Ambani's family or Tata dynesty the projection would have been totally reverse.Differnce is what u wants other to know is a nadir and what i m projecting is an acme.
Remembering a scene from a bollywood movie"munna bhai MBBS" where a foreigner wants to shoot india and someone asks why don't you go and shoot taj mehah...he answered noo i want poor people hungry people...and rightly circuit gave him "kharcha paani".
Grow up boy!!point is if u wants others to see the india from ur camera lens..try to cover the full canvas!!

11:32 PM  
Blogger Kiran said...

After watching you on NDTV, I quickly went to see your blog.

But you demoralized me. I dont know what exactly you trying to show, because most of the pictures are of street performers. And If you want to showcase india, take snaps from all the fields. Dont just try to emphasize on India's poverty. This doesnt reflect true India.

12:51 AM  
Blogger Rahul said...

Hi, I am an Indian based in Australia and what I see in this site is no different from the many others who come to India with a fancy camera, hoping to capture the 'real India'. Well as they say here - 'good on you mate!'. However having seen this work, I have decided that I will go out (not probably with a fancy camera but a 2 year old Nikon digital) and capture some images of the 'real australia' as well....the grafitti on the walls, piss-drunk people on fri/sat nights (including those pissing on side of shops), the homeless on stations, aboriginals surrounded by VB cans etc ...then maybe I shd create a blog of my own. A one sided representation of a country and its people, even though done well, is not creativity. I dont deny we (India) have a long way to go, but I would like also see the long way we have come.

G'day

5:49 PM  
Blogger Bhushan said...

Every country has people who are well to do and then people who are not.

I think it is as wrong to focus on the negative aspects or not so very fortuunate people to represent a country, as it would be to take pictures of beggars on streets and shantytowns or slums from the carribeans (and believe me, there are many.... I have visited most of the islands).

There is really no 'art' or beauty in it. Just bad taste.....

10:49 AM  
Blogger Pingo said...

Congratulations Imran, keep it up.
Hey guys, what’s wrong with you? When you walk around our cities & villages, what do we see? Mercs & BMWs and people dressed in GUCCI and PRADA? Why are we so uptight & hypocritical about what we are and how we are being seen? If we really care about our country & the outlook let me ask you this! How many of us think twice about dropping garbage (be it paper wraps, cigarette butts, cans or any such stuff) where we feel like, especially in public areas? How many of us try to keep our own environment (shops, houses, offices...) presentable? How many seriously get involved in improving the larger lot? We as a nation revel in 'touch-me-not' complex. Rather than looking at areas of collective improvement, we easily misinterpret and to jump on anybody with any opinion other than sacrosanct make believe gloss. I love my country and I don't really think anybody's perception has anything to do with the actual status of my country. Its all up to me and us. I had a good look at all the pictures of Imran, can't find anything other than what I see all over the country on a daily basis. There is much worse stuff out there, folks. Lets get wise and work on improving ourselves rather than hunting for hidden ghosts.

1:19 AM  

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