INDIA weaved in FRAMES : Tripura

The Hookah Lady; a rural travel project through Tripura State Rifles

This is one of the rarest moments that can be captured only when one goes into the remotest of the tribal villages of Tripura(Northeast India). This picture was taken during our visit to Bhagirath Reang Para of Gandacherra subdivision, Dhalai, Tripura. People in these villages use bamboo hookah as they have very little access to cigarettes or bidis. The picture is a special one for us because of the subject: in a state like Tripura, the scene of a lady relishing on a hookah, would otherwise be considered a taboo!

Picture by Sumitabh Debnath
Nikon D5100 | f/4.2 | 1/60 | 720