Mechanical Usha sewing machine (India)
This type of crank-action sewing machines are considered "antique" in Western countries, but they are still being manufactured and sold new in many parts of the world.
Especially in places that do not have 24h electricity.
Photos taken in India in 2013
The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.
Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.
See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.