14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Living a Smokey Life...

The picture was taken at Varanasi (India), a place of religious importance for Hindus. The man in the picture is one of the many beggars who make their living on alms given by people. many a times, a handful of them land up becoming addicts. The picture is the presentation of his attitude of indifference towards the world and shows how lost he is in his own world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: India
Copyright: © Niraj Gera