Please prefer donating in INR over USD. This helps me avoid the uncertainties and complications involved in accessing the donated money. Also, please make sure that you mention your name, unless you prefer staying anonymous.
The ultimate goal is to have a more just, more liberal and more fraternal world. But to get there, we all need to fundamentally and seriously work upon our inherited emotional distresses that way may have normalized through acclimatization of unjust, unequal and disintegrated societies. And as they say, everything begins from home. The personal is very much political. The texture and make-up of our most personal relationships including our intra-family bonds, our relationships and our friendships as well are influenced by our socio-political behaviors. And through my photographic and visual works, this is what I am trying to speak about. This is what I am trying to articulate. But most of my works demand an incredible amount of vulnerability from me in this process. To try to identify the political natures of our most intimate and personal relationships, to acknowledge, to struggle and to heal through the shame, anger and anxieties of these emotional responses around distresses induced by caste-patriarchy-class factors, is really tough. It doesn't involve only reading books and research papers and scholarships and writing and reflecting through essays and diaries, but it also involves a great deal of emotional labor. Because it's very personal nature and its continuing form, I don't always feel prepared and ready enough to share all of my work publicly. But putting them blankately behind the paywall is also not what I intend to do. That doesn't help me include more and more people in the creation and delivery of my work. Yet I need to deal with my economic insecurities as they keep coming in the way of my creative pursuits. I need to be able to stop worrying about money if I expect myself to focus on content I wish to produce and the curiosities I need to chase.
And that's where I need you to have my back. If you like the work that I am producing, please consider donating me your funds and please pledge your patronage. Help me worry less about the monetary business. The works that I have produced till now and have been still making, are a result of persistent hard-work, reading, writing, editing for hours everyday since the last two to two-and-half years. In the coming futures, I intend to inspect and explore the politics of friendships through my work. Your financial encouragement will help me invest into better technical equipment and improve the quality & delivery of my art works.
Equipment I currently have:
1. Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera Body
2. AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G Prime Lens
3. HP Pavilion dv6-6110eg Laptop
Equipment I intend to add:
1. Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera (with 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens)
3. MSI Creator 15M Laptop