An old man offering a garland to the huge Nandi statue at Puthumandapam junction, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

An old man offering a garland to the huge Nandi statue at Puthumandapam junction, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
An old man offering a garland to the huge Nandi statue at Puthumandapam junction, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A group of pilgrims walking past a smaller old palace building, Tirumalai Nayak’s Palace, at Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India

A group of pilgrims walking past a smaller old palace building, Tirumalai Nayak's Palace, at Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India
A group of pilgrims walking past a smaller old palace building, Tirumalai Nayak’s Palace, at Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, India

An young parrot-astrologer by the street, waiting for his customers, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

An young parrot-astrologer by the street, waiting for his customers, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
An young parrot-astrologer by the street, waiting for his customers, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Young street vendors selling toys, masks and cotton candies. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Young street vendors selling toys, masks and cotton candies. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Young street vendors selling toys, masks and cotton candies. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A cook frying parotas in the charcoal stove at a roadside food-stall, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

A cook frying parotas in the charcoal stove at a roadside food-stall, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
A cook frying parotas in the charcoal stove at a roadside food-stall, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

A young parrot-astrologer waiting for his customers, with his parrot and tarot (like) cards, beside a woman fortune teller, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

A young parrot-astrologer waiting for his customers, with his parrot and tarot (like) cards, beside a woman fortune teller, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
A young parrot-astrologer waiting for his customers, with his parrot and tarot (like) cards, beside a woman fortune teller, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

An old woman shepherding her goats grazing over bushes, Alagar Kovil, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

An old woman shepherding her goats grazing over bushes, Alagar Kovil, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
An old woman shepherding her goats grazing over bushes, Alagar Kovil, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Students seated behind pillars of the Arunachalesvara Temple for an essay competition, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

Students seated behind pillars of the Arunachalesvara Temple  for an essay competition, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
Students seated behind pillars of the Arunachalesvara Temple for an essay competition, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

An old agricultural laborer on his way home from the field after a day’s work, carrying firewood in his bicycle, T.Kallupatti, Tamil Nadu, India

An old agricultural labourer on his way home from the field after a day's work, carrying firewood in his bicycle, T.Kallupatti, Tamil Nadu, India
An old agricultural labourer on his way home from the field after a day’s work, carrying firewood in his bicycle, T.Kallupatti, Tamil Nadu, India

Kids playing the street game, kitti-pul (Gilli-danda) in a narrow lane, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Kids playing the street game, kitti-pul (Gilli-danda) in a narrow lane, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Kitti-pul is a popular street game for kids and young men, played with two sticks.

Kids playing the street game, kitti-pul (Gilli-danda) in a narrow lane. Virudhunagar, India

A mother with her baby, from a nomadic tribe, on her way to their tent near the Railway station, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

A mother with her baby, from a nomadic tribe, on her way to their tent near the Railway station, Virudhunagar,  Tamil Nadu, India
She was so happy to be photographed and her laughter was so unforgettable. One of my favorite shot.

A mother with her baby, from a nomadic tribe, on her way to their tent near the Railway station, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India