A Splash of Indian Lifestyle
An Indian Muslim devotee, who is on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti for Urs, performs a stunt during a procession at Ajmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan May 11, 2013. Urs is an annual festival which is held for over six days at Ajmer, commemorating the death anniversary of Sufi saint Chishti.
Indian school children with their faces painted take part in the “Save Tiger Campaign” organised by the environmental magazine ‘Sanctuary Asia’ and conservation program ‘Kids for Tigers’ in Bangalore.
A Hindu devotee in a monkey’s attire participates in a procession on April 25, 2013 for Hanuman Jayanti in Delhi, outside the Hanuman temple. Hanuman is a Hindu God worshipped for his strength and devotion to Lord Rama.
AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA
A labourer walking by the roadside near a wholesale vegetable market with tomatoes old parts of Delhi on May 14, 2013. Indian inflation slowed down to 4.89% in April. The central bank found this suitably persistent in monetary easing for revival of a flagging economy. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
An Indian seller with bunches of alive frogs for sale in a Dimapur market on April 3, 2013. Frogs, being a delicacy for the tribal Nagas are found in Nagaland especially between April and October. Part of the tribal population, earn their livelihood by selling frogs.
The visitors in Khapoli, posing with an employee of the ‘Adlabs Imagica’ theme park, dressed as a dinosaur on April 20, 2013. An 80-acre theme park, Adlabs Imagica, with a construction cost of$294 million is available to people from April 18, 2013.The park has 21 attractions, film shows and live acts.
Hindus dressed Lord Hanuman pose at a religious procession in the premises of Amritsar’s Durgiana temple on October 24, 2012 during Dussehra, symbolizes the victory of good on bad. Dussehra is celebrated by the end of nine nights or Navratri. On Dussehra night, fire-crackers stuffed into Ravana images are set ablaze in open grounds.
Participants in Palamedu, on January 15, 2013, trying to hold back a bull in the traditional
festival ‘Jallikattu’ near Madurai, 500km to south Chennai. Jallikattu played in Tamil Nadu is a part of the Pongal festival.
Children in Mahatma Gandhi attires arrive on to participate in Kolkata’s peace march. 485 kids from the Training Resource and Care for Kids participated in the march on Sunday for creating a Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people in Gandhijis attire. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
A Sufi Kalandar in Ajmer involved in self torture act at the death anniversary of saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti or Gharib Nawaz (‘Benefactor of the Poor’), established the Chisti order in India. AFP PHOTO
A boy waiting backstage to perform in the annual harvest fest of Onam at Kochi. This festival celebrated for 10 days in Kerala commemorates the reunion of the great King Mahabali with his subjects. REUTERS/Sivaram V
At Frankfurt an Indian dancer performing at a press presentation of the show named “India”. Produced at 7 million euros, the show had 75 dancers, artists and musicians taken to Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Vienna and Brussels. AFP PHOTO/ THOMAS LOHNES
An Indian kid playing on the street after monsoon splash in New Delhi. Playing a key role in Indian economy, was welcomed across the country but amounted to a 23% below average according to official reports. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN
A street audience in Mumbai, waving at “Cyril”, the American-Japanese illusionist during his stunt in which he seems to be suspended from a street lamp post. This stunt was a promotional road show for Cyril’s new TV program. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
Indian performers decked up as Avathar in the 11 day festival of ‘Bonalu’ for the Goddess MahaKali at Hyderabad’s Sri Akkanna Madanna Mahankali Temple. Women worship the goddess during this festival by dancing and giving food. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM
Boys in a fishing harbour enjoy a dive into the sea on a hot day in Chennai. On Friday, Chennai’s temperatures were 38 degrees Celsius, according to the website of India’s metrological department website. REUTERS/Babu
Hindu devotees in India forming a human pyramid on Janmashtami jubilations to break the dahi-handi in the air. The event of Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna. The boys breaking the dahi handi get a prize money for the human pyramid that should be tall enough to reach the curd pot tied high up. AFP PHOTO/Punit PARANJPE
A villager balancing his bike in a boat while crossing the Bhitarkanika river at the Gupti village in Orissa. BRICS group’s plan of a joint development bank will face a lot of struggle to elevate its expertise to the World Bank’s level according Robert Zoellick, the President of the World Bank. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma
Hindu priest in Ahmedabad, sitting in a cauldron of water and praying to the fire god during the “Parjanya Varun Yagam”, which is a special prayer to bring rain. According to Hindus this prayer is done to appease the Varuna, the rain God. REUTERS/Amit Dave
A man in India participating in the 71st Rural Olympics Games 2006 in the Kila Raipur village in Punjab. The games combine sports and cultural events. The games include bullock cart race, kabaddi, loading-unloading of tractor and wrestling, while cultural events feature musical and drama shows.
Men in Mumbai attempting to repair a water submerged taxi. Mumbai is India’s financial capital as well as the entertainment hub and during the monsoons the city got an overnight burst of rainfall that flooded few streets and homes.
AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEE
An kid in India carrying carries the Mahisasura’s head after the immersion of Durga idol in the Mahananda river on Vijaya Dashami or Dusshera. The goddess Durga killed the Mahisasura in Hindu mythology. AFP PHOTO/Diptendu DUTTA
Indian commuters in Hyderabad riding through a heavy Monsoon downpour. A prime factor in the global commodities markets, Monsoons improve crop growth in India that can help provide relief to the third largest economy in Asia, battling with extreme food prices. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM
Indians sitting by the sea as dark clouds linger on Mumbai’s skyline. Indian agriculture benefits and gets 60% of its water and nourishment from the rains and a less rainfall means financial downturn for 235 million Indian farmers. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE
Corruption activist (IAC) wearing PM, Manmohan Singh’s portrait (wearing blue turban) and BJP president Nitin Gadkari’s portait on his butt and his feet at a New Delhi based protest. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN