Portrait of Aloo Baba ('Father Potato') - an Indian recluse, yogi and holy man.
Formerly a wandering sadhu, he settled in the early 90s and started extending a small Shiva temple deep in the countryside south of Pushkar, where he lives a life of great simplicity following a daily rhythm of yoga, meditation and prayer. As his name already suggests, he lives on a simple diet of, almost exclusively, potatoes - when asked 'why' he sums up his simple philosophy in one sentence: "Many choice, many problem - no choice, no problem". He also explains that potatoes are the cheapest food and available anywhere. He has a deep connection with 'prakriti' (nature), having planted all the trees around the temple. As a guru, Aloo Baba is supported by local villagers and visitors (who he welcomes), offering in return simple teachings on God, consciousness and nature.
south of Kharekhari nr. Pushkar, Ajmer District, Rajasthan, India