From my window seat
Abhilasha Udaygeeth (India)

I love travelling by trains. Everything about trains excites me- the speed, the sounds, the stunning visuals, the variety of food at different stations and the people that I get to meet. All these things have always amused me.

Like most people, the window seat is my favorite place to be in a train. The uniqueness, the beauty and the reality that I get to experience, made me start – “From my window seat”

I started the project in the year 2014 and have been documenting my train journeys with photographs and videos. And I would continue to document it as long as I travel by trains.


I am Abhilasha Udaygeeth, an Indian photographer and a filmmaker. After my graduation in Commerce, I realized that making films is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I pursued my Masters in Film-making in Chennai and graduated as a Gold-medalist. I have lived and worked in Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. During my career as a Filmmaker, I fell in love with photography as a medium to express myself.

My documentary photography project “From my window seat” was exhibited at the renowned Jehangir art gallery. And the second solo photography exhibition was held at David Sassoon Library, an UNESCO heritage centre in Mumbai. I have worked on commissioned photography projects with ESPN, IOCL and CNN amongst others. And directed films for Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India, 360 DM, Eye Bank association of India. The films that I directed have been screened in National and International film festivals. They have received awards, with the United Nations media award, being one of them.