Mansi Thapliyal

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Location: New Delhi
Nationality: Indian
Biography: Born and raised in Rishikesh, Mansi has worked with Reuters as a photojournalist covering important news events and working on stories highlighting gender-related issues. Mansi's long term projects tend to explore the nuances of intimate... read on

These images were taken during my stay with Aunty. She was my landlady from 2009 to 2013 when I lived in Delhi. It was a scattered home, stale, crumbling unpredictably. There was a part of me that was nervous being around this woman. She talked to herself, hallucinated, walked around at night. And yet, I was curious because her personality was so distinct, her madness so intimate and yet disconnected from the world around her.

I ended up staying for much longer than I had anticipated.

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