#instaessay – New photographic landscapes from the #KhasiHills

We discovered जिम माउलांग (ador JM) (@khunimei) via his picture of the whitewashed monoliths on instagram. Amidst all the silhouetted monoliths with some profoundly obvious poetic disasters, his monoliths were white-washed and fenced in, inviting not some tourist disappointment but an insider’s curse. Resisting the cliches which pass off as photographs of #Shillong #Meghalaya – जिम माउलांग (with a very few likes) plods on with his low pixel mobile vision. Unlike, those HDR happy hands, brandishing their lovely DSLRs, जिम माउलांग has been engaged in a search for the common, a history of the obvious. Like any good photograph, his images are not just about the technical or ‘eye-candy’ but about meaning, resolutely defying coffee-table gloss in favour of the historical complexity of truth

Rampant #deforestation in West #Khasihills #Meghalaya. #charcoal

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#Rural #transport in #Meghalaya.

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#Traditional #hut #family #khasihills #meghalaya

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A #yummy #Khasi #putharo #snack #baked in a #earthenware #pan @ #Mawlai #Umsaw #Shillong #Khasihills #Meghalaya

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“Hello” #Village PA System somewhere in #Khasihills #Meghalaya

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A #meat #seller somewhere beyond #Mawkynrew #Smit #Khasihills #butcher #beef

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Fill in the blank #Coloring #Painting #Singage #Name

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#Shillong #football #fans #soccer

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#roadside #clothes #washing #Policebazar #Shillong

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#Monopoly #business #entrepreneur #khyndailad #Policebazar #Shillong

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#Small #local #entrepreneur @ #Shillong #selling #fresh #vegetables

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#fruity #business #Motphran #Shillong

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#Garo #market #polo #bazar #Shillong #achik #vegetables from #Tura A photo posted by जिम माउलांग (ador JM) (@khunimei) on

 

Hot #puri #roadside #tea #paratha #sabzi #vendor #Policebazar #Shillong A photo posted by जिम माउलांग (ador JM) (@khunimei) on

Memories soon to be forgotten #Motphran #Bridge #Shillong #Meghalaya #Iewduh A photo posted by जिम माउलांग (ador JM) (@khunimei) on

#co-existence #SengKhasi #Catholic #church #religious #freedom in #secular India. A photo posted by जिम माउलांग (ador JM) (@khunimei) on

#Signage bearing #Bible #verse John3:16 in #English #Hindi & #Khasi A photo posted by जिम माउलांग (ador JM) (@khunimei) on

#DurgaPuja & #Id #celebration #goat #market @ #Rilbong #Shillong #Hindu #Muslim #religious #festival A photo posted by जिम माउलांग (ador JM) (@khunimei) on

Yes, please give #change Everybody wants #change #BeTheChange you want to be. A photo posted by जिम माउलांग (ador JM) (@khunimei) on

A #pair of Military #deer @ 101 Area #UpperShillong A photo posted by जिम माउलांग (ador JM) (@khunimei) on

#Whitewash #tradition. #monolith #culture #ancient #Khasi #Khasihills #Meghalaya A photo posted by जिम माउलांग (ador JM) (@khunimei) on

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जिम माउलांग is from Upper Shillong

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