Beyond the Indian Dream
India has enjoyed record-breaking economic growth in recent years and celebrated many other milestones, such as the eradication of polio. However, millions still struggle to share in the success.
Together with Scottish photographer Simon Murphy I travelled to Jharkhand – one of the three poorest states in India. We also spent time in the slums of Bangalore and travelled into the countryside. Just a two hour drive from Bangalore, Yeluvahalli is a far cry from the glass panelled, steel framed offices and ice white mega malls that have come to dominate the city during the technology boom. Surrounded by acres of rice fields, coconut trees and rock formations, nothing gives away the village’s proximity to one of the world’s most famous icons of globalisation.
BBC Scotland featured some of our work in April 2012.
Disclaimer: the travel costs for this trip were paid for by Scottish aid agency SCIAF and various of their local charity partners hosted us on the ground. All material has been independently produced and the charity had no control over the editorial output.