December 2004. I was working in the sub-zero temperatures in Ladakh, photographing Chewang Norphel for my UNSUNG project. I returned to Bangalore just before Christmas. And then the Tsunami struck. I got a call from my Polaris Images rep asking if I could go to Sri Lanka to photograph the immediate aftermath. I got onto a plane, landed in Colombo, and set off on a journey across the length and breadth of the Island nation with the first cab driver who agreed to drive me, albeit in unknown conditions and a total lack of any kind of communication. I photographed the destruction and how people coped with those conditions for several days. It was undoubtedly one of the most important assignments of my life.