Photographing the Prime Minister not prohibited, only photographing the airport

(India’s first Prime Minister ,Pandit Nehru besides a ‘Photography Strictly Prohibited by order’ signboard at Delhi’s Palam airport.-Photo by Homai Vyarawalla, one of India’s early women photo-journalists who has recently passed away at the ripe age of 98 )

The iconic photograph of India’s Prime Minister posing beside the “photography prohibited” signboard outside the Delhi airport is one of the finest examples of how the lady could make an amazing story out of a routine news item of the day.The Prime Minister getting in and out of the Airport is just a routine event for a photographer-journalist to cover. Photographing the Prime Minister was not prohibited but only photographing the airport. It is a masterstroke of the photographer to arouse interest of the viewers by making the Prime Minister pose beside the signboard.