Author Archive "K Madhavan Pillai"

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Breaking Away from the Norm

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As Indians, as a people, we are so very tuned to being economical in our choices and everything we do. For instance, …

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Photographers as Collectors

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Over the last two months, my family has been on a huge clean-up and maintenance spree of various things in my home. …

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On Going Analogue and What We Value

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The allure of analogue is not all that strange, or is it? Fujifilm was selling a million units of Instax products in …

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In the Watching of Two Films

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I recently watched two movies that I remember from my childhood, back-to-back. The first was Sankarabharanam, a film in Telugu that was …

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A Way of Receiving

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A badly addled addict ambles undecidedly to some dim destination, stumbling on fragments of awareness. He even asks for a photo to …

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Where the Heart Lingers and the Shutter Flutters

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Family and friends, odds and ends, queer and dusty corners, curious cats, and belfries with bats. That’s my home. I have a …

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Photography as a Performing Art, and the Art of Busking

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Let me introduce you to a word that is not often used in India. Busking. In a literal sense, it means putting …

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Photographs Decay More in their Digital Form

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There are so many advantages to digital photography and we’ve all heard about it. At one point, digital cameras were all about …