This is from a photo-walk from April 1st of 2012. The joke till we reached the venue and met the group was that we were soon going to be April-fool scapegoats. The Lee folks were serious. Nothing of that sort happened.

About the photo:

She is a Hindu, he is a Muslim, they were childhood friends. Born and grew old in the same street. By the time I landed on them for a quick click, they were gheroaed by some 10-15 guys with better camera gear than me. She was chewing paan and blushing with all the attention. That’s when he said,”Hum bachpan ke dost hai!” and gave her a friendly squeeze-hug.

For a moment there, I felt what it would have had been for families to troop down for a feast at Ramzan, have the neighborhood over for a Christmas dinner, dance around the bonfire for Lori and lock religion away in dusty tomes behind forgotten cupboards. And just live up our Constitution.

Till death does them apart, cheers!


2 responses

  1. Dee

    I am glad I had the privilege to see them. Here at least. thanks for writing about them.

    April 1, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    • I am too.

      April 29, 2013 at 6:26 PM

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