65 year old Parameshwar takes care of his 17 acre land near Saundatti in Belgaum district. He used to grow jowar, maize, grams and groundnut – the most widely grown crops in several parts of North Karnataka in India. Continue reading
Photo project on Yakshagana, a traditional music and theatre performance, is still popular in India’s state of Karnataka. Published in The Wall Street Journal.
A photo essay on a tribal group called Siddi’s who migrated from Africa and are living in India as their home for over 400 years. Published in The Wall Street Journal.
“People are desperate and if this ensures food and money to them, so be it. There is no other way of getting it to them, even if there is corruption,” said a prominent minister of the BJP government. Little does it help drought-hit farmers when they are assured of food with corruption. Thus begins the story of Karnataka’s drought.