‘If you dare to dream, you should have the courage to chase it’ – this is how I see my life. Born in a low middle class family when I completed my graduation I could have opted for a normal ‘settled life’ but I decided to take the challenge- the challenge of working for a Newspaper/Agency Magazine where I need to wheten my skills regularly. I am not a photographer by default but it is my passion, which has driven me here.
If fortune favours the brave is true then I am perhaps favoured with the bounty of the fortune. Leaving apart my hard days freelancing in some Bengali dailies I formally started in Business Today as a business photographer and now I am working as the photo editor of The Telegraph and in between had the experience of working in Gulf News, Outlook as feature photographer then in Outlook Traveller as a travel photographer / Photo Editor.
If in Gulf News I have learnt the lesson of survival in an alien country then Outlook Traveller has certainly provided me the opportunity to learn the religion, custom and socio-political situation of nearly the entire world. Naturally I have tried to give my photographs a universal language without restricting it within the limits of regional boundaries.
Not only that during my sting with Telegraph I am responsible for distributing assignments and this has given me the opportunity to learn the art of man-management which I think is very important in handling a department.
What is important to me, is meeting new people, facing new situations, pioneering new avenues and wrestling with fresh political state of affairs. I have the credit of shooting some of the best situations and incidents of the country, which I shall mention in my curriculum vitae below. I want to humbly say that I have the courage, passion and confidence, only I need the opportunity.