Photo Essay | Sleeper cells

  • The street light gives a fiery glow to the trees, but this man sleeps blissfully under a mosquito net. Photographs by Dhruv MalhotraThe street light gives a fiery glow to the trees, but this man sleeps blissfully under a mosquito net. Photographs by Dhruv Malhotra
  • A construction worker, wrapped up in a blanket, sleeps on his makeshift bed of two chairs.A construction worker, wrapped up in a blanket, sleeps on his makeshift bed of two chairs.
  • Against the backdrop of this wedding venue, some workers settle in for the night, stretching out on chairs.Against the backdrop of this wedding venue, some workers settle in for the night, stretching out on chairs.
  • These rickshaws double up as beds at night.These rickshaws double up as beds at night.
  • In this shot, one man continues to sleep, while another has woken up and is staring at the camera.In this shot, one man continues to sleep, while another has woken up and is staring at the camera.
  • The sound of a passing train does little to disturb those asleep in this photograph, which captures their surroundings as much as their fatigue.The sound of a passing train does little to disturb those asleep in this photograph, which captures their surroundings as much as their fatigue.