Wishes for a new world – 2/ Imagination & Governance

May 5, 2020
Mahesh Bhat
Many of my posts on social media on the current situation  have been met with questions such as, “Do you have better solution?” – No I don’t have a solution for this problem other than saying we could planned better,...
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Wishes for a new world – 1

April 18, 2020
Mahesh Bhat
Unequal World. This image is symbolic of the gross inequality that we have subjected our fellow humans to. This inequality is the reason for all our problems. Foreground isn’t a slum, it’s the village that has been around even before...
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Karnataka

April 11, 2020
Mahesh Bhat
U R Ananthamurthy, 1989. I made this portrait at his room in Hotel Anshraya International, Bangalore. He stayed there for over a week and wrote the essay, Growing Up in Karnataka.   In the initial days of my career, in...
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Grassland Story, Vol-II

October 27, 2019
Mahesh Bhat
Sometime in August of 2011,  a senior IAS officer, the then  head of Bangalore Development (Destruction?) Authority, stood on the Hesaraghatta grassland and declared “Birds? What birds? I cannot even see a sparrow”. So I was told. The government of...
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My work on preserving the catchment of Hesaraghatta

October 18, 2019
Mahesh Bhat
Hesaraghatta lake, October 2019. Most of the accumulated water has flowed through the channel that we opened up in 2004. It was in the late 90s when Hesaraghatta dawned on my horizon. Later on when I got married and moved...
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Kadri Gopalnath

October 13, 2019
Mahesh Bhat
The great saxophonis Kadri Gopalnath passed away recently. A sad news for connoisseurs of Indian classical music. I had made an extensive photo series on him in the mid 80s, when he was in his 30s. I was a teenager...
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Santhi Soundarajan

May 5, 2019
Mahesh Bhat
When I read about the South African athlete, Caster Semenya, has lost her case against the athletic governing body, IAAF, and  will have to take medication to lower her testosterone levels if she wishes to continue competing internationally in running events, I thought...
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Last days of REX

January 1, 2019
Mahesh Bhat
On 30th of December, 2018, I spent an afternoon photographing at Rex theatre on Brigade Road. I had seen many movies there. I had missed photographing Plaza theatre before it shut down few years ago. Theatre was full of nostalgia...
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ILLUSION

November 9, 2018
Mahesh Bhat
In my previous blog post, I wrote about NEWSCHOOL and the pioneering work done by Advertising & industrial Photographers Association of India (AIPA) in the late 80s and early 90s. In 1990, we in Bangalore, members of the Southern chapter...
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Roundup the weedicide

October 27, 2018
Mahesh Bhat
Healthy cabbages growing amidst other plants. In Narayana Reddy’s farm. “There is no such thing as weeds. “As long as they do not grow taller than the crop all other plants are fine” says Reddy. Round up is the most...
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