Category Archive for "Stories"

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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They built a barrage across river Krishna

May 5, 2016
Mahesh Bhat

It was 1988.. a year after I had moved to Bangalore. I wanted to shoot for India Today. Their office was on the corner of St.Mark’s and Residency Roads, in a small building next to the iconic Cash Pharmacy. Chidanand…

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Lakshmi

April 25, 2016
Mahesh Bhat

This is a story from three decades ago. I had just begun doing photography, in my hometown, Mangalore. My father who was a lawyer, had his office in a one storied BF building, at Kodialbail. It was made of wood…

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1992 : Reporting from Silicon Valley

February 26, 2016
Mahesh Bhat

It was 1992. I was going to the United States to attend a workshop by Hans Neleman at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. It was a one week affair but I had planned to stay in the US for about two…

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Ajja’s House

October 4, 2015
Mahesh Bhat

Last Monday on 28th of September, I was driving from Mangalore, the city of my birth to Bangalore, where I have lived now for over 28 years. I took a small detour from the usual road to visit a town…

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