Aarohi (2015)

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Finally getting around to this.

Spending my winter break in India, I volunteered at a non-governmental organisation, Aarohi located in Peora. It’s a village town up in the mountains of Nainital, and the organisation there provides healthcare, schooling by funding through donations and their own ‘livelihood’ programme. I stayed in a homestay, with a local family. What impressed me the most is the perseverance of the community, the tenacity and joy of the people. In my time there, I took some photos of them, as part of of beefing up their future publications, newsletters (e.g. corporate material), and photos for their instagram account -> hopefully, if I have the chance to go back I would be able to devise a better plan for marketing and sales, or perhaps for some academic research on my own.

Nonetheless, the photos are a tribute to the place, and many stories find themselves deeply rooted in the photos; and perhaps, would be better explained by the captions.