Portraits are difficult for me. I am sure that my awkwardness in asking permission makes my subject feel awkward, and a vicious cycle is created. But occasionally I get it right.
This young woman was married to a slightly older man, and this is their second son. They kindly invited me into their home after I turned up unannounced at their wall, and let to take as many pictures as I wanted. She was shy, and wanted me to photograph only her children and her husband. But with a little persistent interest on my part, she finally stopped preparing chai and posed with her son.