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Life in Shimla – Documenting my hometown though pictures.

Life in Shimla

A place that is so deeply entrenched in you that you could walk its streets blindfolded. That is Shimla for me. It is where I belong and it is here […]

Faces of Rajasthan – Year 2009

Portrait of Rajasthani man wearing a red turban smoking in Osian, Jodhpur

Although natives of the Indian state of Rajasthan are rapidly adopting modern culture, there are still a lot of them who prefer to live in the traditional way, specially in […]

Off the beaten path : Stories of life and land in Arunachal, Assam and Meghalaya

Women attending mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, on Dec. 23, 2013.

After a tormenting flight full of very strong tremors, landing at Dibrugarh Airport in Assam was a bit of relief for me. In fact, the flight made me care even […]

The city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Jodhpur, the blue city from Mehrangarh Fort,

February, 2009 Jodhpur, Rajasthan Five year ago, when I was supposed to pack my bag with books and notebooks to leave for my 8:40am lecture of Political Science in my […]

Finding Nino

A Mishmi man, standing outside the only eating establishment between Roing and Hunli -- locally known as "65" due to its distance from Roing. The man is holding a sword known as a "daw."

Max Bearak and I are on a month-long journey through Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya, documenting cultural  and environmental transformation in the region. Max is a journalist with The New […]

Pictures – Ladakh Flash Floods 2010

Leh Flash Floods 2010, Ladakh, India

(I found a tiny notebook in my cupboard today, with notes from my first trip to Leh back in 2010. It was the time when Leh was hit by a […]

When I wore bright colours for Allen Solly

A page from the Allen Solly LookBook 2013 featuring Himanshu Khagta

Ever since I shared my picture wearing bright yellow shirt and green trousers, my friends haven’t stopped wondering. Why am I wearing such clothes? I normally don’t wear bright colours, […]

Pictures : Snowfall in the Himalayan town of Shimla – Part II

Himachal Pradesh State Library covered in a thick sheet of snow at The Ridge, Shimla

After sharing the first batch of photographs taken in the beautiful snow-covered city of Shimla, I’m back with more! Snowfall in the Himalayan town of Shimla – Part I Today, […]

Story behind the Rewalsar cover shot for Spice Route Magazine

Cover Shot of Spice Route Magazine featuring Rewalsar by Himanshu Khagta

Spice Route, the inflight magazine of SpiceJet published a landscape I took at Rewalsar, a small town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Ending this post with just one line […]

Editorial Portraits of Rubina Singh for Femina Magazine

Editorial Portrait shoot for April 17, 2013 issue of Femina Magazine

Femina Magazine assigned me to take editorial portraits of Rubina Singh, director of Hollaback Chandigarh, a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology. I was supposed to take […]