Never Say Goodbye
The Indian fishermen along the Palk Strait that separates the country from Sri Lanka are forced to fish in Sri Lankan waters. Overfishing has reduced the Indian waters to a desert. They are allowed to fish on the other side of the imaginary border, 3 times a week. However, they come under constant attack from Sri Lankan navy. It could be because the Indian fishermen use illegal nets and overstay their welcome. But sometimes they are attacked unprovoked.
In these images, we see the wives of the fishermen as they see their husbands set off to work, early in the morning into troubled waters.
In Tehelka, Rohini Mohan investigates why 72 Tamil Nadu fishermen have been shot by the Sri Lankan Navy in the past six months fishing in these waters. Yet they keep going back to the same strip of sea. The full story here:
You may also like
Playgrounds of Mumbai
British Hangover at Dewar's Bar, Bangalore.
Memory Makers of Konark.
Bangalored - Portraits of immigrants in Bangalore
Night Life in Old Ahmedabad
Newspaper Reading In Mumbai
The Mumbai Anti-Party Party
Storm Chasers. Mumbai Ultimate Frisbee Team
The Colours Of Ulsoor Lake
The Instant Photographers Of Gateway Of India