Advertisement
Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
Outlook.com

The Flash Is Off

He loved his art. But most of all, he respected his craft.

The Flash Is Off
The Flash Is Off
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

It was a summer evening in Goa. Humid, sweaty, holed up in a crummy hotel room and guzzling cans of beer, we sift through racks of clothes to finalise the ‘looks’ for our cover shoot. Prabuddha Dasgupta, our photographer, and our cover girl (his muse, in the photo on below) Lakshmi Menon, were on their way, we were told. Prabuddha wanted to do the fittings himself. “That’s how he works. He likes to do everything himself,” said Zubair, his assistant, rolling a fag, a lesson he claims his mentor imparted.

Finally, Prabuddha arrives, rolls a cigarette, and gets down to the job. The airconditioning in the room has conked off, and the humidity is at an unbearable 90 per cent. He asks our stylist Nidhi Jacob what she has in mind, and she gives him the brief: sporty, chic, natural. Prabuddha meticulously sits through the process, as Lakshmi gets in and out of the outfits,...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

China Must Be Held Accountable For Aggression Against India: US Lawmaker

China Must Be Held Accountable For Aggression Against India: US Lawmaker

Top US diplomat Nicholas Burns told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday that the US will challenge China where it must.

LIVE: Uttarakhand Floods | Amit Shah To Undertake Aerial Survey Of Rain-Hit Areas, Toll Touches 52

LIVE: Uttarakhand Floods | Amit Shah To Undertake Aerial Survey Of Rain-Hit Areas, Toll Touches 52

Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Dehradun late on Wednesday to take stock of the situation after over 50 were killed in rain-related incidents in the state.

‘Cosmetic Surgery’ Won’t Help Pakistan Cricket: Misbah-ul-Haq

‘Cosmetic Surgery’ Won’t Help Pakistan Cricket: Misbah-ul-Haq

Misbah-ul-Haq, former Pakistan captain, also criticised the PCB selection committee for the way it had made changes in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup squad.

India Crosses 100 Crore Vaccine Doses, Celebrations At Red Fort To Mark Milestone

India Crosses 100 Crore Vaccine Doses, Celebrations At Red Fort To Mark Milestone

A series of events have been lined up on Thursday including the launch of a Kailash Kher song and a film by Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya to mark the vaccination milestone.

Advertisement