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A jovial moment between the elderly in the family. Image shot in a village in Tamilnadu. The puja was about to begin and the old man did not have a 'pottu' or vermillion on his forehead. His wife applied it on his forehead, prompting laughter and teasing comments from those around. A few months later, to my utter shock, I found out that the man passed away, taking his own life.
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2017 Smitha Tumuluru
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Streets of India, Portraits from South
A jovial moment between the elderly in the family. Image shot in a village in Tamilnadu. The puja was about to begin and the old man did not have a 'pottu' or vermillion on his forehead. His wife applied it on his forehead, prompting laughter and teasing comments from those around. A few months later, to my utter shock, I found out that the man passed away, taking his own life.