Nisha Pahuja on why she couldn’t have guessed the response to “The World Before Her”

Nisha Pahuja on why she couldn’t have guessed the response to “The World Before Her”
Nisha Pahuja

A few days ago, on my way back to the suburbs from South Mumbai, I witnessed the worst pollution I’ve seen in India. Just below the Bandra flyover some work had shrouded the area in a dense, chemical fog. Shadowy people emerged ghost-like, cars were swallowed whole and the moment was as beautiful as it was haunting.

I asked my driver to let me out. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, all I had was my iphone and not much in the way of skill — but there was something about that scene I wanted to capture and so I sat on a ledge and waited.

The fumes were oppressive and the heat stifling; but both my mind and body were alert and filled with the hope of witnessing and capturing some kind of a transcendent moment. That moment never came. Or if it did,
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