This Photo Series Shows How Instagram Photos Of India Can Hide The Big Picture

“A bit of negativity is essential for positive change.”

1. Limitless, a Singapore-based tech company, uploaded an album entitled Broken India, which depicts a stark difference between an Instagram photo and the rest of the picture.

Limitless / Via Facebook: media

2. The Limitless team told BuzzFeed India that the photo series was done in order to highlight how India is a country of contrasts.

Limitless / Via Facebook: media

“While we have 5-star hotels on one side, we have slums on the other. While children are seen as the future of the country, they’re also forced into child labour.”

4. “While there has been both positive and negative response, we feel that we have achieved what we wanted, sending out a message to the audience indicating the state of affairs of the country.”

Limitless / Via Facebook: media

6. The team explained that since the use of “beautiful India” was played out, they decided to use entitle the project “Broken India”.

Limitless / Via Facebook: media

“By bringing Broken India to light, we really wanted to strike a raw nerve, because only when people realise the state of affairs and break out of their comfort zones, is when they can start to make a difference.”

8. “A bit of negativity is essential for positive change,” they added.

Limitless / Via Facebook: media

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Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.
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