A Ravanahatha player in Rajasthan

Black and white portrait of a Ravanahatha player from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Farmer in Mangulam

A farmer standing in the fields in Mangulam village, Madurai, while fertilising the field

Peekaboo

Portrait of a cute young girl in Hemis Monastery, Ladakh, peeking from behind a pillar

Mudugar tribal woman of Attappadi

Black and white portrait of a Mudugar tribe woman from Attappadi in Palakkad district of Kerala

Coffee at Shree Ram

A man serving coffee at Hotel Shree Ram in Mahalaxmi, Mumbai

Mehndi painted hands

Black and white photograph of a lady’s hands painted with mend for a wedding

Kattai koothu make-up

A Kattai koothu performer putting on his make-up at the Mylapore festival in Chennai

In darkness

Black and white fine art nude of a woman in darkness

Veena specialist

Photo of an old man in his musical instrument shop in Mylapore, Chennai, holding a Veena

Naga Sadhu with trishula at the Kumbh Mela

Black and white portrait of a naga sadhu with trishula at the Kumbh Mela 2010 in Haridwar

Hunched over

Black and white portrait of an old woman sitting inside a train in Haridwar

Minukku vesham in Kathakali

Portrait of a Kathakali performer in Minukku vesham

Behind the scenes of a wedding

Black and white photograph of a bride getting her make-up done, shot on a Yashica-A TLR camera

Etched in wrinkles

Black and white portrait of an old man in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Making Achappam

Achappam (Rosette cookies) being made at a Kerala home

With grace

An old Halakki tribal woman in Gokarna wearing traditional jewellery

Freshly steamed corn

A man selling freshly steamed corn at Chennai, India

Portrait of an old man from Mylapore

An old man in Mylapore, Chennai with Vibhuti smeared on his forehead