Ignorance is bliss. Or so it seems, sometimes.

KPN photo

Govanakoppa village was created in what is now Bagalkot district at the time of the reorganisation of States in 1956. Today, over half the houses in the village lie damaged in the recent floods. Children of the village pose for the cameras on Monday, blissfully unaware of what is going to protect them from the next shower—and the next summer.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News