Mansi Thapliyal

Don't call me "Aunty"
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.


By Mansi Thapliyal —


Small is Beautiful

By Mansi Thapliyal — The Van-Gujjars are a nomadic tribe originally from Jammu & Kashmir that have spread out across the Himalayas in search of rich forests and..

We Sing Along

By Mansi Thapliyal — I found a Karaoke Bar on the outskirts of Siem Reap where women are both entertainers and escorts. As different as their daily lives are from mine,..
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