Whilst working at India Today as a staff photographer, I was assigned to get some pictures of sex workers on GB Road, for a story on AIDS awareness and women trafficking. Three continuous days and a lot of bribing and persuasion later, I convinced one of the sex workers to let me take pictures of her with a young customer. Although sceptical, she let me hide in the balcony. I used the traditional method of photo films to get some shots, which I immediately processed. I was relieved to have some amazing results, which were used in the magazine. My reward, a hug from editor Raj Chengappa.