Photographer's Note

This photo was taken on September 22, 2010 in Kumirmari, West Bengal, INDIA, using a Nokia 5130c-2 cell phone.
Kumirmari is a small village surrounded by creek and rivers at the Sunderban. The village was devastated in a deadly cyclone in the year 2010. People lost everything. One year after the devastation, little has been changed. Most of the villagers are still living in tents or shanty. The land once fertile still submerged in saline water and thus become infertile. Most of the land either became salty or permanently under shallow brackish water. The devastation changed the entire lifestyle of the villagers. After losing the land to the mother nature the farmers become fishermen for their livelihood just within a few days.
In Sunderban, the boats are the main and the only source of connectivity. We buy car but the people of Sunderban buy boat.

It was at the end of the monsoon in Bengal. The sky was not so clear when I was taking the picture.

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