Kalaripayattu demonstration with Gada (club)

Kalaripayattu demonstration by Raam Kumar with Gada (club)

Expectant eyes

Black and white portrait of a young boy from a street in Mumbai

Rising smoke

Portrait of Abilash Thankan engulfed in swirls of cigarette smoke

In a reverie

Azhath Rushdy sitting and enjoying the view in Hulhumalé, Maldives

A frigid winter

Portrait of an old bespectacled man in a turban wrapped in warm clothing from Rajasthan

Piercing gaze

Portrait of Abilash Thankan gazing with water dripping from his face

An endearing smile

Black and white portrait of a beaming old man holding an umbrella from Kumta in Karnataka

Portrait of a lady from Jaisalmer

Black and white portrait of a lady from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan

Portrait of a Sadhu from Varanasi

Portrait of a Sadhu from Varanasi

Guarding lives from dawn to dusk

Silhouette of a lifeguard sitting at Kovalam beach in Trivandrum

Feet of a Kathivanoor Veeran Theyyam performer

Feet of a Kathivanoor Veeran Theyyam performer

The life ahead

Black and white portrait of a bearded old man from Trivandrum, Kerala

Velakali performace in front of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple

Velakali performace in front of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Trivandrum, Kerala

Portrait of a man with turban from Kumbh Mela

Portrait of a man with turban from Kumbh Mela 2010 in Haridwar

Tholpavakoothu (Shadow puppetry)

Tholpavakoothu (Shadow puppetry) performance at Vyloppilly Samskriti Bhavan in Trivandrum, Kerala

Portrait from Maha Kumbh Mela

Portrait of a bearded man with spectacles from Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad (Prayag)

Fierce looking bearded man

A fierce looking bearded man from Jaipur

Mesmerizing look

Portrait of Alexandra Pisetskaya