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Varanasi's Brick Kiln Workers

... It was a heartbreaking revelation that most of the brick kiln workers died at an early age due to lung disease as an occupational hazard. Ironically, those bricks that will be used to build someone else homes, are made by people who remained homeless, themselves.....

Girls education in India

Educate a man, you educate one person, educate a woman, you educate a complete family. So basic education of a girl child is the first step of women empowerment

A Story of Faith

This is a reportage of one of the less known religious festivals of Bengal. This is the celebration of one of the less popular Hindu Goddess, Setala, celebrated believing the Goddess will keep people away from...
A Sannyasi show a severed Skull to the villagers

Faith of Life

In different part of West Bengal, traditional and macabre rituals are being celebrated by local population during the week of Gajan festival. In the remote village of Bardhaman this practice has been going on for more than a hundred years.
Kids and beggars in Varanasi river at dawn

Youth in India

Every year more and more children in India become orphans and are found abandoned. This photo essay draws a portrait of kids with their families and of orphans forced to make a living.

Text and photos by Francois Razon
Last Kushti Wrestlers

Last mud Kushti wrestlers

The ancient tradition of Indian wrestling, known as kushti, thrives in Wrestling gyms, or akhara, scattered around the city are of the few places where Hindu men from different casts...

Photos and text by Suvra Kanti Das