India will remain the land of festivities, colors, action and of course lots of stories for its varied social classes and political scenarios. Boston being one of the legends in creating impact with mass journalism has had their prominent say when it comes to covering a photo-story against global issues. This post is one such corresponding to their year long analysis and some wonderful collectives over the issues and activities in Indian country. A contrasting collection with such vastness and versatility, these stories clearly shows the transformation of a country, its practices and some areas of worry.
Let us take this short travel to this beautiful country and make sure to witness some of the special moments and majestic symbolisations which are prone to happen nowhere other than India.
What happens in India during the 60th anniversary of India celebrating its adoption over the constitution of India. Some beautiful moments on Republic day celebrations here in some stunning color pictures.
Holi celebrations 2013
Festival of colors, known to celebrate the beginning of spring in the country. A wonderful ritual practiced across the country with full of colors, light, emotion, and energy combine in a surreal vision of spirituality.
The start of the Monsoon season
Beginning of the monsoon, some working works from the photographers of various press agencies clearly showing various signs and reactions from the public over the cry of rain.
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Diwali 2012: Festival of Lights
The most important festival of the Hindu religion, this photo collection shows some of the beautiful pictures of Diwali celebration. Known as the festival of lights, it is no wonder these pictures are spectacular.
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Maha Kumbh Mela
Held only once every twelve years, the cleansing ritual of the Maha Kumbh Mela sees up to a hundred million Hindu devotees symbolically bathe away their sins in the holy Ganges River. It is thought to be the largest gathering of humanity on earth. For 55 days devotees wade into the river to bathe, and join other religious observations on the banks of the Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers.
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Amarnath: Journey to the shrine of a Hindu god
Every year thousands of pilgrim take their journey to this sacred place in himalayas known as the shrine of god. This Amarnath cave has been the place of worship for thousands of years. Know more on this story from the pictures here..
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Lathmar Holi festival
Again some of the best and legendary captures on the festival of spring and colorful delight with everlasting happiness.
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This is an annual 5 days festival meant to sell and buy livestocks mainly camel in Rajasthan,India. A huge turnaround of numerous traders has made this very special for tourists and gathers more foreigners as well.
Children and adults dress as the Hindu God Krishna and his consort Radha in bright, elaborate costumes and jewelry. Human pyramids form to break the ‘dahi-handi’ or curd pot. The large earthenware pot is filled with milk, curds, butter, honey and fruits and is suspended from a height of 20 – 40 feet. Participants come forward to claim this prize by constructing a human pyramid, enabling the uppermost person to reach the pot and claim its contents.
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Recent Hindu festivals and rituals
Many Hindus throughout India recently celebrated Ganesha Chaturthi, a 10-day festival celebrating the birth of Ganesh, their supreme god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Hinduism, the predominant religion in India, is rich with traditional festivals and rituals, celebrated in many ways and locations around the world.
India prepares for the Commonwealth Games
A grand look at the nineteenth Commonwealth Games will officially open in New Delhi, India. 72 nations did send more than 6,000 athletes to New Delhi to compete in 17 sports in 26 different venues. Much criticism had leveled at the host city for its preparation efforts, as security concerns are high and several incidents occurred recently, including construction accidents, an outbreak of dengue fever, and reports of filthy conditions at the Athlete’s Village.
25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster
Twenty-five years ago this week, in the early hours of Dec. 3, 1984, large amounts of water entered a tank at the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, India. That water reacted with the 42 tons of methyl isocyanate inside, raising temperature and pressure so high that it began venting massive amounts of gas made up of methyl isocyanate, phosgene, hydrogen cyanide and more.
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Mumbai under attack
According to reports, upwards of 60 young men entered Mumbai in small inflatable boats on Wednesday night, carrying bags filled with weapons and ammunition, and spread out to nine locations to begin their attacks. Lobbing grenades and firing their weapons, they entered hotels, a railway station and several other buildings, killing scores and wounding even more.
Indian rape victim’s death sparks outrage
Violent protests grew in India over the death of a young woman student who was raped in New Delhi in December by several men in a moving bus. She died from the injuries she received in the brutal attack resulting in severe internal injuries. She was cremated away from the public glare, but her case spoke loudly to the general population. Demonstrators are seeking action from a government that has long been at a loss as to how to deal with rape cases in Indian society.
India suffers major power failures
Major power failures affected millions of people across India earlier this week and reached some 2,000 miles from the borders with Myanmar to the east and Pakistan to the west. Some 670 million people, which is 10 percent of the world’s population, were affected by the largest blackout in history on Tuesday. Even as power was restored today, arguments have arisen between state and federal officials over who is to blame.
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