Shimla goldsmith

12june -Gold-01
A goldsmith works on pieces of gold jewellery in the northern hill town of Shimla on Friday 12 June 2009.  The meticulous care being by the gold smith in his work is explained by the hike in gold prices on the international market. India, the world’s largest importer of gold, consumes about 25 per cent of global mined out put each year.

Amit, a painter by training with a PhD in fine arts, is a professional photo journalist by choice. Well traveled, he lives in Shimla.

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