It was quite a day when the man behind Humans of New York came looking for faces among humans of Delhi. Aishwarya Kali recounts what Stanton Brandon had to say about unearthing the stories of strangers, cultural differences and the act of chasing perfection. Makes for an intriguing read!
Article by Aishwarya Kali – English (H.) Ist Year
Video by Priyanka Kali – English (H.) Ist Year
edited by Dipanjali Roy – English (H.) IInd Year
When photographer Brandon Stanton of the wildly popular Humans of New York posted on Facebook at 3:03 p.m on the 12th of September that he’d be “…saying hello…” in Connaught Place, New Delhi at 6 p.m., it’s fair to wonder if he really knew what to expect.
Amongst the many things that amazed him, I’m sure, was the Delhi crowd’s over-punctuality. No really, what do you call getting to a place at 5 p.m. for something due to start at 6? I was, alas, late, and didn’t manage to reach before 5:20…
There were already some fifty-odd people sitting, crouching and standing at one end of the “amphitheatre” of the Central Park in Connaught Place. At the centre, there was a clearing. There, walking…
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