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Chhattisgarh (an Indian state) is called 'Dhaan ka katora' or 'Bowl of rice' and was, until recent times, India's primary producer of rice. Farmers, here, depend mainly on monsoon for irrigation, use age old methods of farming and are, generally, unaware of the agricultural advancements. Almost a decade long drought has worsened the situation.

This guy was coming out of his fields - worried, lost in his thoughts, praying to god for help; when I made this image. The click of my camera brought back his smile. We chatted for a while and he told me that he loves being photographed. When he saw himself in my camera's LCD screen, he virtually forgot all his worries. He was a happy man again.

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