30 Harsh Realities of Shadow Lover

#NizhalKadhalan series is purely an experiment to convey stories through shadows.

Aditya Krishna
5 min readMar 20, 2018

In Psychology, The Shadow represents our alter ego. Our shadow, contains every one of the parts of ourselves that we have attempted to stow away or deny, the parts we believe are not adequate to our family, companions and, in particular, ourselves.

So, what is this Shadow made of?
It is made up of everything that annoys, horrifies or disgusts us about other people or about ourselves. It holds all that we endeavor to avoid those we adore and all that we don’t need other people to think about us or find out about us.

The first thing we need to keep in mind is that we exist within the realm of Duality. In the realm of Duality, nothing can exist without its exact opposite: its alter ego; its doppelganger… its Shadow.

“There is strong shadow where there is much light.”

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Pet Projects can be a great source of motivation for creative people. Its much more than just hobbies. In a time where so many people are talkers and so few are doers, pet projects can be the factor that sets you apart from the rest of the crowd.

Sometimes these projects feel like a time suck. But its a great creative exercise.


Instagram Fest by a renowned photography club in the city called Chennai Weekend Clickers.

“What began as an informal meet between a couple of curious shutterbugs, has grown leaps and bounds to become the largest and the most active photography groups based in Chennai.

We feel that it is our duty to contribute back to the photographic society. As part of that, we have been conducting extremely successful exhibitions for the past 8 years.

This provides a platform to amateur photographers to showcase their pictures in a gallery which would not have been possible for them otherwise.”

Checkout the whole series:
Archive: Year 2017

Archive: Year 2016

Archive: Year 2015

Special Mentions

It won’t be fair if I fail to mention few people who inspired me through out the #CWCInstafest series.

Amutha Hariharan
Arun Ganesan
Banu Priya
Jagadish D
Kaushik SLR
Meganath V
Naveen Gowtham
Nivetha Natrajan
Vinith GR
And lot more…

We are all different. It doesn’t matter what you did or where you were; it matters what you’re doing. The more you fill your mind with positivity, the more you attract great things into your life.

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Thank you for reading 🙏 .

Aditya Dhotre is a self-taught designer who specialises in visual design, He is fuelled by curiosity and passion for design, technology and life.

When he is not busy breaking down design, he works on pet projects and short films.

Adi always believed that the “Creative” arena will be his best playground.



Aditya Krishna

Exploring the world through art and design. Always on the hunt for new inspiration and adventures.