FESTIVALS become more vibrant when seen through his lens. The vibrance of his pictures is in sharp contrast to the calm of his face!
HE ONCE WALKED a kilometer bare feet and barely survived the ordeal. Today his 'Feet on street' initiative is focused on providing a pair of chappals to those who can't afford them.
JUG JONES would find in her his soul mate. Up for all kinds of food- anywhere, anytime. Her love for chocolates is only super ceded by her dislike for overpriced cheese popcorn. Forthright and astute, you would want this bright kid on your side of a fight!
HAS TRAVELLED, hunted out and researched traditional Indian architecture all over the country. His aim is to bring awareness to the long forgotten architectural brilliance of India.
LOVES underprivileged children, diligently collects clothes around the year to distribute among poor kids.
PLANTING TREES and long travels gets his adrenaline revving. Catch the true avtaar of this quiet soul as he screams his lungs out in the ‘J’ block of Eden when Kohli lifts the ball to his 15th boundary!
SAMIR can really break a leg. At cricket, football or the moonwalk. He is the consistent star performer at his local puja pandal.
RATAN'S (A.K.A. CHOTU) secret passion: pigeon keeping! Keeps a herd of every shape, size and colour.
A RECLUSIVE but passionate painter. His paintings are featured in quite a few private collections.
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY is his drug; he knows the streets and bazars of Istanbul as well as he does the lanes of Old Calcutta.
HE HAS TWO PASSIONS in his life: his son and old Hindi songs!
YOGA is the balm that delivers her to the plains of bliss. Her other love: the synthesizer. Wait till she plays it for you.
SHUTTERBUG. Occasional cook. Keen designer. You’d guessed that, didn’t you?
FREQUENTLY seen stalking flighty subjects around the Rabindra Sarobar, armed with a huge camera lens. He is also a good poet!
QUIZZER and quizmaster; he has been at it for close to a decade. His words: 'answering a question gives me a high'.
A BODYBUILDER by night! Gyms regularly and also trains newcomers. You wouldn't want to mess with him.
OLD Hindi and Bangla songs keep him alive. He needs little encouragement to burst into song.
A DAILY ROUTINE of bird watching before office is nonnegotiable. Reading books and play-acting are her other passions.
CRAZY ABOUT KABADDI! Watching or playing.
JUGHEAD in all senses of the word!
A FAMILY TRIP to the mountains brings him alive with the sounds of the gurgling springs!
THE JOY of listening to Arijit Singh, eating ‘methi-kee puri’ and his passion for cricket collaborate to make life more meaningful for this young turk
from Ladari in Darbhanga!
A COOK who wants to be a chef! His Chicken Stroganoff and Black-forest cake are to die for (his words)!
THE OFFICE WANDERER! Has travelled to every corner of the country, including each of the North-Eastern states.
WORKS with the elderly; giving them companionship and arranging for help.
A PASSIONATE maker of paper lampshades and personalized theme cards, this self-taught sketch artist finds herself crunching numbers at work. Life makes strange bedfellows they say!
THE QUINTESSENTIAL BENGALI. Switches out of work to switch into a quick game of football - either on the field or on the television to keep his engine revving.
RABINDRA SANGEET on the stereo and a good book in his hand are the best turn-ons in his life.
A DISTRICT-LEVEL swimming legend. Represented Trisys at Club meets and brought home the shield.
THE INTERNET is where he comes alive. His other
turn-ons: Food and a good gamble!
HE would rather spend his leisure hours learning more about the art and science of printing and packaging. Workaholic of a different level!
NEEDS TO LISTEN only half a bar of an AR Rahman song to recognise it. Will consent to changing his name otherwise.
BIKING is the adrenaline of this founding member of a motor cyclers' club in Kolkata. A garage junkie, his possessive hands do not allow others to touch his bike. Even services it on his own!
IF HE CALLS you his friend, you will always be well-fed and well-travelled. Well ok, join the queue.
PSYCHOLOGY AND its application in the workplace and the stock market is what triggers his antennae. His favourite read:
“The Road Less Travelled”
MEG RYAN and Ayrton Senna often find themselves competing with the Chicken Tandoori to find her favour. Loves making new friends. Hates idle gossip and idol-worship!