I noticed this man sitting quietly by the side of the road while walking down a busy street in Rajasthan. He was clearly lost in thought, engaged with what he was writing in his notebook. He didn’t notice me studying him either. I very much wanted to take his photograph but didn’t want to intrude or “steal” the shot. After walking by him and some deliberation, I turned back and asked him if I could. He smiled in agreement, did not change his posture and this is the result. It was a very easy exchange and it made my day.