35 Moving Photos That Perfectly Capture India

We are so lucky to call this home. Photos courtesy of Humans Of India.

1. Three women display their henna-covered hands.

2. Powdered colors laid out for Holi, the festival of colors.

3. A cyclist, a rickshaw, and pedestrians share an alleyway.

4. Street children pose for a photo.

5. A woman carries a pot of water balanced on her head.

6. Siblings laugh in the back seat of a rickshaw.

7. A fishmonger shows off his catch.

8. The photographer captioned this “The Mendicant’s Bling.”

9. A family looks out the window of an inter-city train.

10. A child’s eyes, reminiscent of this famous portrait.

11. A sadhu – a sage or ascetic – meditates at dusk.

12. Young boys pose for the photographer.

13. A sari-clad woman waits to cross a busy street in Kolkata.

14. A modern woman wanders around an ancient palace.

15. Dipping a stick in henna is a popular method of application.

16. A pot-seller with his daughter.

17. Pedestrians and animals share a bridge.

18. A little girl peeks from underneath her veil.

19. Pouring tea from one container to another from a height is a step in the traditional process of making chai.

20. A sadhu’s forehead, covered in turmeric and red tilaka.

21. A girl smiles in the sun.

22. School boys peek through a window, making faces for the camera.

23. A camera-shy girl.

24. A street-side tailor works while a woman in a bandhani sari drinks bottled water.

25. A girl, presumably the daughter of a fisherman, smiles from atop a boat.

26. Children wearing bindis and kohl in their eyes.

27. A junction of roads in the city of Varanasi.

28. Two young men play a casual game of chess.

29. An array of snacks and spices laid out for sale.

31. Two men share a motorcycle at sundown.

32. A girl wearing a bindi poses for the lens.

33. Two fishermen set out for a day’s work.

34. A niqab-clad woman in Varanasi.

35. A turbaned man smokes a beedi.

For more photos by Humans Of India, visit their blog.

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Rega Jha is the editor of BuzzFeed India and is based in Mumbai.
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