Coming up next, a deeply personal story photographed by @lokeatul , one of the senior members of the Mumbai photojournalistic fraternity. In his series titled #lovesprinklers, Atul, member of @panospictures documents the relationship between his ailing wife Ami and their dog Coco.
In his own words, "Love sprinklers; to me is about that subtle aspect, of being there, of loving and accepting each other with all of our limitations. My wife, an artist, has been living for years with a lot of physical pain, due to an undiagnosed illness. Over the years we tried many therapies, endless tests and visited many doctors, but to no avail. She has spent months on bed and at times is unable to walk for days, but, Coco's arrival has had a rather positive impact on not just her but me too.
The episodes are still there, but it's like coco has lifted her. She had her first exhibition just within two years of Coco's arrival. Far greater than his therapy sessions with children of special needs, what he has done to both me and my wife is something I can never put in words.
I've been a witness; a strong and silent one, through the last 14 years of our life and its been traumatic for me to see my loved one undergoing such pain, but through these pictures, I've felt, I finally have a window, to let my feelings be spoken, through these day to day moments."