The population of daily wage workers is worst hit by the national lockdown. Neither they have jobs nor a roof over their heads. Out of desperation, hundreds of them walked to their hometowns. Some people were stopped by the police and sent to relief camps. We witnessed a day unfolding the situation at one such camp.
One of the last bastions of Maoist struggle, the Niyamgiri hills houses deities of Kondh and Soura population of the region. As the government’s combing operations have slowed down in dense forests, it acts as a haven for insurgency base camps.
In his attempt to break the stereotype that “Mental Health Day” was only about people with mental disabilities, our photographer Sidharth Shankar decided to cover how the mental health of parents of children with special needs was impacted by the social stigma and constant anxieties associated with such issues.