Indoor pollution from the smoke of earthen cookstoves (called chulhas in Hindi) used for cooking and heating, is the primary cause of respiratory diseases in rural and poverty-stricken areas of India. I volunteered with an Indian non profit organisation, Smokeless Cookstove Foundation, which conducts workshops to teach a technique of creating a costless, smokeless cookstove.

These new cookstoves are made with available resources drastically reducing the amount of smoke produced and also requiring much lesser firewood. At these workshops I captured the activities at these workshops, conducted across three different villages over the period of a week.