Saurabh Parsad

Delhi – 6

I worked as a salesperson for Vodafone in Darya Ganj, Old Delhi for a year. On the very first day in Old Delhi, or Delhi 6 as it is popularly known, I was enamoured by it as it was reminiscent of Srinagar, the city where I was born. I have long left that job, but I have been photographing this part of Delhi ever since. This visual exploration also serves as a research opportunity for me when I visit people’s homes, get a glimpse of their traditions and cultural practices and be a part of their festivities.

Many aspects of Old Delhi remind me of Srinagar – its people, markets, residential spaces, etc. Through this ongoing body of work, I am attempting to bring forth these points of intersection.