"Observations in India" gives the curious and exploring traveller insights into an ancient culture and its people at the crossroads of modernity. Umberto Dindo's photographs and text capture the quotidian reality of people going about their daily jobs, resting between hours of toil, or flirting covertly during a busy domestic day. His portraits cut across class and social boundaries, providing his subjects with strength and empathy as they sift between desire and belonging in an increasingly detached urban life. His cityscapes upend the notion of India as exotic by juxtaposing ruins with messy renovations and monuments with modern detritus. Recognizing that refinement and grit go hand in hand, Dindo compels you to look at the Indian landscape anew.