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.