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Antima Khanna

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With and Without You

Winter in Delhi is as beautiful as the Monsoon in Bombay.

My first meeting with Bombay was in 2011.
Since then, I felt a connection with this city.
This city makes you feel free, free from all the questions you have in your mind.



I moved to Bombay in 2012 with a dream to stay there, but,
for me Bombay is more sort of a ‘Touch and Go’ city.


For the first time in 2012, I experienced the rain in Bombay.
I fell in Love with the city then and there itself.

For all the time, I was there in the city,
all I used to do was to take a autorickshaw / taxi and explore the old city in rain.
I wasn’t familiar with the local trains that time.



I promised myself to visit Bombay every Monsoon
to experience that loving moment again and again.


This year also in July, I visited the city,
as fortunately, now I have got some really good friends over there 🙂


This time I didn’t get to experience the rain of Bombay
as much as compared to the previous years.
But still I did everything that I love to do in Bombay.



I wasn’t carrying my camera this time, but,
for me the equipment doesn’t matter if the moment is correct.
I just had my Iphone and tried my luck.



I had many other reasons to Love Bombay but one reason that will last forever
is my love for the ‘Monsoon in Bombay’.




As I say that I love making books, this time I tried my hand on making a Photobook.




The subject was clear in my mind 🙂

With and Without You is a collection of the moments,
I have lived till date in that city.



The book is hand-bound with a Black Canvas cover.


The pictures are in square format ( 12 x 12 cms)
The Book itself is 15 x 15 cms.


I thought of writing a caption under each photo, but then I leave that upto you to name them.
I believe a caption under the photo restricts you to think beyond that caption
but my book is just a way to show Bombay through my eyes.
Each Photo could leave a different mood to each one of you.


Last but not the Least,
To live a city you have to come out on the roads and meet the localities,
sitting in your comfortable houses will not make a difference.


With and Without You
Antima Khanna 
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6 thoughts on “With and Without You

  1. “With and Without You”, I am sure there is much to it than what actually meets the eye. The pictures have a story to tell, perhaps the one that you have had in mind. I always wanted to do something like this but my turmoil between words and pictures seldom rested in mutual peace. Love this Antima!

    1. Thanks a ton for your kind words GC.. I am so happy to have you people in Bombay that I can continue coming to my Monsoon city <3
      You,Me,Neha and Anushree should go for a photo walk in next monsoon for more pictures 🙂

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