Karsh, a 26-year-old from Mumbai, came to India as a refugee in the 1990s.
She had no idea what she wanted to do, but her father was a photographer, and she wanted the chance to work with some of his family.
“I felt like I was getting to do something good with my life,” she says.
“So I decided to try my hand at photography.”
After a year of intensive study, Karsh became a teacher, and by the time she graduated, she had earned enough to buy her own camera.
Her journey was long and arduous.
In a country that has a history of racial discrimination, her experience was especially jarring.
Karsh says she had to flee India at the age of 13, and now lives in New York City.
I am an Indian girl who was born and raised in a country where I never thought I would go to school and then become a teacher.
I feel like a prisoner here, she says of her country.
When I look back on it, I feel really sad and disappointed, and that’s a shame, says Karsh.
“There were many times when I was scared of my life.
And then when I saw what the world could be, I felt so happy and so happy.
And now I feel sad and frustrated, and I don’t know what to do about it.”
In a new documentary, “India’s Girl” about her childhood, she tells the story of her father and her childhood in Mumbai.
She has since started a new project to promote education in India.
She wants to tell the story in a different way than a narrative of a “black child” and “white girl” coming to India.
“In the last year or so, I realized that there is so much more to the story that is told in the media and that is not really in the textbooks,” she said.
“The film will tell a story that I never knew I was supposed to be telling.”
Karsh, who is from a family of traders, moved to Mumbai from Kolkata, where she lived with her parents, when she was 14.
“It was a very tough place to grow up,” she remembers.
“My mother worked hard, and my father worked hard too, and it was a family where everything was done for you.
And it was also a very difficult place to go to college.
I went to the University of Mumbai, and then I went back to my parents’ home in Mumbai, where my father was born.”
In 2010, Kaur, Keralini and I met in a hotel in Mumbai to film a documentary about her life.
I was so happy that she was willing to do this.
She said that she didn’t want to be famous, she didn to be “myself”.
But when we filmed her, it was clear that she wanted something more.
“She felt that she is a person who has to share something, and to be herself,” says Keralinis husband, Aravind, who lives in Bangalore.
“Karsh is the first person who can be a self-confessed person and a woman who wants to share what she is.
“When I was in college, I had a friend who was studying film and I was talking to her and thinking, ‘Oh my God, she feels like a woman’. “
A few years back, I realised that I was not the only person who felt this way,” says Aravi.
“When I was in college, I had a friend who was studying film and I was talking to her and thinking, ‘Oh my God, she feels like a woman’.
I was very proud of her, and very happy that I had her as a friend.
But now that I have her, I think I feel a lot more connected with her.
And that’s the thing.
I want to have her as my friend.”
Karsh had been doing a lot of volunteer work in the country.
She worked in schools and also at a photography school, and was looking for work.
“One day I saw a post in the magazine about a girl who is in India, and her face is a bit of a mystery to me,” she told me.
“That’s when I started to think, what are my chances to be noticed?”
In the documentary, Keshwar explains that it is the “biggest challenge” for a young woman in India today.
Keshwari, an assistant professor of media studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, says that young women are often “stuck” in jobs, and there is “a huge stigma around them”.
The film also asks Karsh about her thoughts on her life since her arrival.
“What have I accomplished?” she asks.
“But what I want is to be able to show people who are young, and have not experienced anything like this.
And I hope that this film will help change the mindset of young women.”
Karsh also shares that