Delhi’s sacred Yamuna river is one of my favorite places during the winter season. I was born and brought up here, and still enjoy the chaos and changes of this diverse and cosmopolitan city. The atmosphere along the river bank is full of peace and spirituality along with our migratory winter guests, Siberian gulls, covering the whole sky.
Every weekend bird lovers, travelers, and photographers gather here in large numbers before first light to witness the drama of birds above Yamuna. The place is divine, as lots of Hindu rituals are performed on various auspicious occasions. Hence, the Yamuna bank is very rich in culture and character.
But the holy river is getting more polluted every minute, and this is the saddest concern. As a photo artist, it’s my duty to bring out the real story through my images.
This photo essay was a finalist in the 2018 World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship.
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