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When pictures speak a thousand words

When pictures speak a thousand words
In the teeming millions that India nurtures, it is easy to remain hidden. But if you possess the ‘eye’, you can pick out talent even if it is hidden somewhere in the remote corners. And the camera clearly brings out stories like no other. Case in point, The Hidden People, an exhibition by 18-year-old photographer Adhar Maheshwari, which was inaugurated by Neeraj Kumar, Commissioner of Police [Delhi] recently.

Maheshwari’s photographs depict life on the streets of India. There is also a special section on a flood-stricken village in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh.

Maheshwari, a pass out of Sanskriti school and currently a student of Duke University, says: ‘I’ve come across men deserting their villages, children building castles by the roadside, young blood confronting the government on underground walls  — they’re all hidden. Silent and out of sight, but visible to anyone who truly wants to understand India.’ Give it a shot.


At: Lalit Kala Academy,Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Feroz Shah Road, Near Connaught Place
On Till: 7 August
Timings: 11 am to 7 pm
Phone: 2300 9200
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