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Whirlwind of Colour

Photo by contributor Roshni Ravi, a 24-year-old mental health professional based in Bangalore, India. She is interested in the exploration of existential ideas of hopehappiness, meaning, presence and being in therapeutic practice. Roshni also lives with a diagnosis of clinical depression. She finds negotiating her roles as both a mental health service provider and user an empowering and challenging experience. Her photographic work reflects her idiosyncratic attraction towards birds, the rain and bright colors. When she is not obsessing about life’s eternal quest for meaning, she enjoys baking, dancing and watching wildlife.

About this photo: “Location: Juhu Beach, Mumbai, India. A visit to the Juhu beach on any weekend will overwhelm your senses.

The sounds of hawkers selling roasted corn and chai clashes beautifully with the smell of vehicle exhaust and rotting fish as you wrestle to find room for you and your camera.  

But that is not all, there is the pink cotton candy on a stick, a small soapy bubble that lands on your nose and pops, and of course, the colourful ten rupee paper-windmill, that continues to thrive alongside the shiny plastic toys.”


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5 comments on “Whirlwind of Colour

  1. Tip
    October 10, 2014

    Hello Roshni. This image, the colors and your description made me smile. Great photo!


  2. bluebrightly
    October 11, 2014

    It’s brave to admit to depression as you work in the field, and so smart to make those connections and to think hard about them – bravo to you!


  3. Alexa Jean
    October 13, 2014

    gorgeous photo!


  4. roshni
    October 14, 2014

    Thank you, everyone.


  5. enemech
    November 3, 2014

    When light breaks, it splashes on to our canvas-like lives and creates colours as beautiful as the ones in your photograph. I didn’t know paper windmills could generate so much energy. Keep lighting up our lives with photographs such as these.


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