As a photojournalist I not only love to see the world in frames, but like to explore and bring to focus the most ordinary and neglected issues that touch me as a person. In course of this photo feature I came across a few interesting facts that I would want to share with everyone.
We human beings are very possessive about our belongings, but only until it serves our need. We just discard our old things once we acquire new ones. It could range from material stuff like a house, car, TV or even human beings. In a huge city like Mumbai we have abandoned several things ignoring its importance, past history or even its contribution in our life at one point of time.
When we build a house, we nurture it with a lot of love and affection since a lot of expectations and dreams are associated with it. However when it loses its glamour with the passage of time we just abandon it to make ourselves comfortable in our new haven, completely forgetting about the roof that was home to us once.
A train which once carried goods in the tough times of post-Independence era is abandoned now for years. It’s contribution is history today. With all of its strength and vigor it however still provides a shelter to our Railway Protection Force personnel at Dadar yard.
A hospital, which once nursed us in times of our misery is lying abandoned in the premises of the Sarvodaya Hospital at Ghatkopar West. We just happen to forget the walls and the beds that had provided us assistance without enquiring if we had an infectious disease before allowing us in.
An office of Mumbai Corporation at Churchgate, is a shelter for drug addicts today.
A window of a building which once belonged to the biggest society of Independent India that framed beautiful Sun rises perfectly for a family is now home to a Banyan tree.
A Marathi school building which was once the sowing ground of talents is now abandoned for many years and waiting to give way for a new building.
Capitol Theatre which once experienced some historic performances is now nothing but a filming studio in the heart of the city
A 500 yr old Portuguese Church St John's Baptist Chhurch lying abandoned inside SEEPZ Industrial area Andheri. Only once in a year devotees visit this Church due to the paranormal activities in and around the Church.
We humans love to give in to our convenience. In today’s fast paced life we are only addicted to things that entertains us. The human touch is lost somewhere. We have no time to take notice of a beautiful rainbow or a tiny bird that chirps at dawn, forget inanimate objects. It’s so easy for us to abandon even our parents at an age when they look out for our support.
In this age of need and want we have learnt to give so much importance to our wants that we have abandoned the things or the ones we need.