"Liquid of life": Water is a vital life-line for humans particularly for those living in rural India where getting potable water can be very difficult. The villagers use sand bags to block a stream and fill water in large cans to be taken on bullock carts to the village about 5 Kms away. Jan 2007.
India: This lady is making chappatis and roti on an open fire on a flat vessel called tawa heated by fire wood. As people arrive for a village fair (called "Haat") at a village near Nagpur, Maharashtra, India these small units provide low cost meals.
India: "Simply Old": This old man was sitting at the corner outside his house and watching everyone passing by. Took permission to take his picture. Image taken in a village near Nagpur, Maharashtra. Jan 2007.
India: Close up portrait of an elderly person. This old man had a very staid expression and looked like he had seen many ups and down in his life. Sitting outside his house, he was watching as the people passed by in a village near Nagpur, Maharashtra. Jan 2007.
"The little bundle of joy". Even with major dry skin all over, with her nose running and her cloths torn this little girl was full of energy and a bundle of joy. Probably seeing a camera for the first time she was shy yet curious. With water being a key resource, every effort is made to use minimum and to conserve it. Image shot near Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Simple childhood. Living in a rural home, with the most basic of facilities has its own problems. Yet this has not reduced the enthusiasum of this little bundle of joy. She sprang to her feet and gave a smile when she saw me taking this picture.