The only difference is a heart that doesn’t beat

This picture, of  inmates at a home for the aged in Bangalore sharing their room with a recently deceased resident, shot by Selvaprakash L. on 13 May 2007, has won the India Press Photo award of the Ramnath Goenka Foundation. Selvaprakash, 30, formerly of the Tamil dailies Dinamalar and Dinakaran, is now with DNA.

Photograph: courtesy SELVAPRAKASH L.