Invisibles

Invisibles

10 articles

You may not see them but they’re everywhere – the invisible foot-soldiers who power our urban landscapes.

  • TheSilentKingoftheDangal The Silent King of the Dangal

    At the Deaflympics held in Turkey, Goonga Pehelwaan aka Virender Singh won gold yesterday. All that the decorated wrestler wants, is to repair the roof over his head.

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  • I Cut Dead People | Audio Story

    Not all autopsies happen like they do on TV. In India, chances are you will wind up at your local morgue in the hands of the indifferent Balu kaka.

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  • The Invisible Artist

    We all know Sudarshan Shetty, the artistic director of the Kochi Biennale this year. Ever wonder how his most famous artwork, "Love", where a dinosaur humps a Jaguar, was realised?

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  • TheGoldSellersfromtheGutters The Gold Sellers from the Gutters

    In Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazaar there’s gold everywhere — even in the crevices of streets and drains. You just have to dig for it. Ask Sunny and his tribe of ghamelawallahs.

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  • The Man Who Made Scarlett Keeling Beautiful

    Scarlett Keeling first came to Elroy Noronha days after her death in 2008. With a touch of foundation and a hint of blush, he breathed life into her body.

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  • The Hero of the Heroin Addict

    A walk on the dark side with “gardullas” or drug addicts on the lowest rung, who chase a treacherous high – where life is marked by fearlessness and death is the only certainty.

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  • MeetMyColleagueDeath-Hospital Meet My Colleague, Death

    When the hospital corridors finally fall silent, the footsteps of death somehow ring louder. And the nurse is often the last person standing between life and death.

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  • The Girl Behind the Kaala Chashma

    The gori item girl has invaded B-town, but remains a face in the crowd. Robyn, who I met during the shoot of “Kaala Chashma”, is one such invisible.

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  • The Piano Man

    Dressed to the nines, he’s invisible in a plush hotel lobby. It takes a little chit-chat for Ivan Rodericks to strike a chord with his tales of Bombay, The Beatles, and Beirut.

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  • I Cut Dead People

    Not all autopsies happen like they do on TV. In India, chances are you will wind up at your local morgue in the hands of the indifferent Balu kaka.

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  • The Earwax Cleaner of Lodhi Garden

    "I'm contributing to Swachh Bharat, I purify what people hear": Our khandani earwax cleaner has a lot to say, if only someone would listen.

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