Hum Sab Saath Hain: Discovering Incredible India with THE Human of New York

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!

The LSR College Magazine

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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Author: Palak

A young woman who is busy carving a small niche for herself in this huge world. People intrigue me and had it not been for a career charted out in finance I could have made one helluva psychologist. I am fond of reading fiction and equally fond of holding on to a story for a while so as to analyze the way it shaped up. Television, movies and slow music are some of my other interests. I am an obsessive thinker and observer and being an absolute coffee addict and semi-somniac leaves me with ample of time to be one. This blog is an attempt to take note of some of the thoughts that cross my mind and a few of my experiences.

4 thoughts on “Hum Sab Saath Hain: Discovering Incredible India with THE Human of New York”

    1. Oh his page is quite the rage on Facebook. Though I am not that much of a fan of his page but I liked his perspective on talking to strangers.
      About the image, thank you! I have been trying out new themes lately. I guess I downloaded the picture from this website called Unsplash.

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