My mother called me this morning, "Your friends opposite the Iskon temple dont live there anymore. It's been raining for days now". I knew they wouldn't be able to stay there very long. They would have to find a safer place, if not because of the weather then because of the authorities. It was the weather that finally got them. This was ironical though, as it was the very reason they had moved there.
Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka is among the top 10 preferred entrepreneurial locations in the world. It is home to many well-recognised colleges, research institutions and IT companies. For mainly these reasons it has been a common migration destination. Many families in search of work and better business prospects shift to this city and one such family I met on my recent vacation in Bangalore.
I was photographing the metro project when I saw two small tents pitched under the site where the 'Rajajinagar metro station' was to be built. What was fascinating was that this place looked so different from its surroundings. The family wore traditional gujarati clothing. We began to chat.
The family I happened to interact with more, made ceramic pots and masks while the other earned their living by running an 'ayuveda medicine' camp. In the two mornings I spent with them, I captured memories with my camera. And those I share with you here.
To view a few of the above pictures in colour you can visit - http://www.snehalkanodia.com/gallery/bangalore