Karva Chauth

Woman pray during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth  in the northern hill town of Shimla on October 7, 2009. Married Hindu women observe a one-day fast during the festival and offer prayers for the well-being of their husbands. The fast begins before sunrise and ends after they worship the moon in the evening.Woman pray during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth in the northern hill town of Shimla on October 7, 2009. Married Hindu women observe a one-day fast during the festival and offer prayers for the well-being of their husbands. The fast begins before sunrise and ends after they worship the moon in the evening.

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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