In the remote hills of the Kolar region in rural Karnataka, India, this old farmer still uses one of the world's few remaining 'Persian' Waterwheels (aka. Araghatta) which he himself built 65 years ago. Its simple transmission is usually driven by a bullock and is an ancient and sustainable way of lifting water from a well, here mostly for field irrigation and to fill a nearby pond. He is one of the few farmers in this region still resisting the more and more widespread use of diesel-powered pumps bringing up copious amounts of water from deep bore-holes which adversely affect the water table, as well as creating considerable noise and pollution. As the diesel pumps in the area rapidly lower the water table, his old water wheel will soon not be able to reach the water anymore and become defunct - with it will disappear a whole water culture and history.