Prisoners within the central jail within the Indian union territory of Puducherry briefly overlook their worries once they begin dancing.
The “dance remedy” is a part of a rehabilitation programme provided to them by jail authorities.
It is an unconventional possibility – many Indian prisons are grim, overcrowded and violent areas that supply few alternatives for inmates to rebuild their lives.
However Puducherry jail officers say the programme is a success with prisoners – who’re all serving life sentences – and that there’s a seen discount of their stress ranges.
Ravideep Singh Chahar, Inspector Basic of prisons in Puducherry, says they now hope to make dance remedy an integral a part of the jail reform programme.
Video by BBC Tamil’s Natarajan Sundar; edited by Debalin Roy