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Rahul Zota is a fine art landscape photographer and astrophotographer from Bhuj-Kutch currently based in Ahmedabad. He also specializes in architectural photography and candid photography. His love affair with astronomy and space sciences dates back to 1998 and one of the most significant events in this affair was the purchase of his first telescope in 2004. He feels there is something about the night sky dotted with stars carefully preserving in its realms countless secrets of the galaxies which has enamored him ever since he could remember.
During the holy and auspicious month of Ramzaan one particular neighbourhood in the heart of the city of Surat explodes to life every evening with the aroma of countless delicacies lingering in the evening sky. This neighbourhood famous for the delicious foods which it serves during the evenings of the month of Ramzaan is better known as Rander Ramzaan Bazaar which over the years has attained an iconic status for its famous Iftar market widely known for its countless food stalls, succulent kebab joints, traditional sweet shops all cooking up hundreds of delicacies catering to the taste buds of thousands of those who throng these narrow alleys every evening. Some accounts suggest that the Ramzaan Bazaar at Rander dates back to 1938 when it was organised for the first time at the exact same location where it has been organised over all these years. The same alley near the Chunarwad Masjid has been hosting these celebrations.
They are a huge workforce which is often overlooked. They almost never take the centre stage in the society yet we reap the benefits almost on a daily basis of the hard labour they put in. More often than not, they don’t receive their dues; their craftsmanship doesn’t bear any name on it and these artisans remain in oblivion throughout their lives. Such has been the story of working class people for centuries now.