Vimlesh Sharma is a woman in a man's world. There are not many female bus drivers in India.
Twenty years ago, when Vimlesh lost her husband and child to typhoid, she knew no skills. "I went from door-to-door begging for work. I did odd jobs, but nothing worked out. Then I started learning to drive a truck." Why a truck? "Why not a truck?" she answers.
Words and pictures by Geeta Pandey