23 March 2009
Name : Kruti Kothari Date Of Birth : 22 March 1983 Place Of Birth : Mumbai, Maharashtra Meet Kruti Kothari. When i first started looking for my subjects, i found that what i was asking for was permission to invade into their privacy. It is not often that we come across characters who are confident and comfortable in being the person they are. Well, i believe Kruti is one of those. Someone who has the courage to be herself. Kruti at her workplace flaunting her new hair-do. She has an obsession. Her mobile. Like the many hundreds of girls who are stuck to their mobiles chattering away sweet nothings to their boy friends, Kruti is seldom seen without it. I was taking her picture when her collegue decided he wants to be part of the frame too. Corporate meetings are (most often than not) a very informal affair. One of the best feeling one can have after a day's/week's worth of hard work is the prospect of getting out of the office building to spend the evening with a friend sipping cutting chai. Late shifts are part of the corporate life. Kruti waits for her cab to take her back home at 9.30pm. She has never really stopped explaining how wonderfully safe Mumbai is (or was). "You could be out at 2am, alone; and the taxi wallas will safely take you home without any fuss. I don't think i can say that for Bangalore." During a dinner with her friends Sowmya and Sony. (Note : She is too busy with her mobile to notice! ) To come back to an empty house, to the echoing rooms... to a home far far away from home...I wondered if she ever felt safe in that house. Whenever Kruti decides to be separated from her first love (her mobile), she is a transformed person. She is opinionated, independant, daring, observant, fun loving..... and reminds you that she is all of that even when she is on the phone. She can afford an apartment, but choses to sleep on the floor. Meet this Indian Woman. Meet Kruti Kothari.