The sacred river Ganga flows through it providing life and a hope to the people who come here from near and far on a journey to find themselves and seek their true Self. Like the Ganga, our life is also a river: sometimes passing through rapids, sometimes calm and at other times alternating through the phase of dynamism and staccato. In this journey, most of us get lost without even knowing what do we really want from Life and what do we want from our SELF? The Light is always there. All we need is to find it.
Tat Tvam Asi is a Sanskrit phrase which means You are That. The Journey here is a walk through time and space both literally and figuratively as it unwinds my exploration in Rishikesh(Rishi as I call it), my search of what Life is and Who We really are, through visuals and anecdotes. Rishikesh has taught me to be in the moment, connected me to people who I see as my mirrors, has taught me not to give in to the illusions and distractions of the mind and to surrender to the NOW.
This is a long-term personal multimedia narrative and a photo book journey about finding myself in a place far away from the morass and the chaos of a city life reeking of social acceptance and approbation at every single moment forgetting the beauty of the Life around Man. It also talks about the peaceful life and the people of this place that is not just a spiritual haven for devotees of the Hindu Deity, Lord Shiva but also the World Capital of Yoga.
The project is conceived in chapters and they follow a certain minimal aesthetic in mood which reflects the peace that I found here.