Padmini

Aamina Nizar
Who is the modern woman?Padmini is the modern woman.Padmini is a thinker, animal rights activist, and campaigner for the voiceless and abused. She is confident, intelligent, beautiful and glamorous. Well versed in contemporary issues and politics she stands for truth and justice despite being outcast by her family.In her eyes, animal or man, everyone is equal.God is her best friend ...

Saffron Green

Aamina Nizar
Kithulgala, Sri LankaWent to my hometown Nawalapitiya last week on holiday. Kithulgala is about 40 minutes away. Known for its rapids and adventure sports Kithulgala is a pretty spot with neat guest houses and hotels. I shot this at 'Rafters Resort' a lovely property by the river. More pictures of the ancestral home on the resort in the next post.

STEEL BLUE

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STEEL BLUE is retail clothing store catering especially to upmarket office wear for men and women. They also have a line of evening wear for women. They also take custom orders for those who want somethign specific. This picture if part of a collection I shot for the re-launch of their women's office wear. Do check them out. You can't ...

The Yellow Line

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Remnants of the war. We can read them. Too bad elephants and other animals can't.

The Red Line

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A girl cycles outside the walls of the Nallur TempleCycling is the most common mode of transport here. All the women I saw were accustomed to cycling it. That's a rare sight in Colombo where it would probably invite cat calls from the city's ever present rasthiadu (jobless) fellows.

The Green Line

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Clothes line where Sri Lankan soldiers have dried their clothes. Jaffna town has many abandoned homes because of the war. These once glorious houses were used by the LTTE when they were present in the town. They continue to be used by the SL army today. These clothes lines will always see a bit of ...

Rio Ice Cream from Jaffna

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Mega Special only Rs 100/=The Rio ice cream parlour is legendary in Jaffna. I was in Jaffna covering the Jaffna Music Festival and had been told that Rio's is a must experience in Jaffna. We were leaving Jaffna on Sunday morning by the 10 am bus to Vavuniya. From Vav

Roaming Lanka

Aamina Nizar
I haven't updated my blog in almost two months. Been terribly hectic since I got back to Sri Lanka. I hold multiple jobs. At the moment I am a freelance photographer and writer with Lanka Woman magazine. I shot my first two weddings a few weeks ago. Those went well. Still need to complete the albums. And I also teach ...

Colombo from the Sea

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I covered a wedding reception on the jetliner recently. This is a view of the city from the ship. ...

Mizz Nina

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Mizz Nina is a Malaysian Popstar who was in Sri Lanka promoting her album 'What you waiting for?'Shot for Lanka Woman Magazine ...

Who Turned the Lights Off?

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Sarah Kellapatha plays the role of an HIV victim abandoned by all those she trusted.Forum Theatre performance by Beyond Borders. More on the play in Chavie's post.Lesson: Don't ask your friends for advice on contraception or sex. They don't know any better. Visit the doctor instead.

Wasana

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in a designer outfit by Hafsa AmeerMore photographs in my Flickrstream here

Flutist at Prithvi : Suhas Joshi

Aamina Nizar
Prithvi Theatre Cafe, Juhu, MumbaiFor the many people who visit Prithvi Theatre, Suhas Joshi is an integral part of the ambiance at the cafe. The flutist is an architect by profession but music is his passion. You'll see him playing his flute there on most nights.He is an extremely talented guy and a brilliant personality ...

I Vow...

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At the Tomb of Salim Chisti, Fatehpu Sikri, Agra People tie threads and make vows to the Sufi saint Salim Chisti. The practice is a little controversial as many people find it contradictory to Islamic teachings where the path to God is undeterred by saints, angels or prophets. If you need God, pray to him ...

Asleep

Aamina Nizar
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India...at the door. Alone with no family in sight.