Dive Bars are an ubiquitous part of society in India yet frowned upon. I was keen on exploring more of this apparently hidden world which provides a safe escape zone for many a working man.
For around a month, I went around Hyderabad, spending time at various dive bars and permit rooms, looking out for moments and people that would represent the environment there.
This required me to blend in the environment so as to not stand out amongst the other revelers in these establishments. I went undercover wearing old clothes and dusty jeans and shot most of the images with a compact mirrorless camera that would not attract attention.