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.

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

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

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4. Street children pose for a photo.

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

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

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7. A fishmonger shows off his catch.

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

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

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

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

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12. Young boys pose for the photographer.

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

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14. A modern woman wanders around an ancient palace.

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

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16. A pot-seller with his daughter.

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17. Pedestrians and animals share a bridge.

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18. A little girl peeks from underneath her veil.

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

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

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21. A girl smiles in the sun.

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

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23. A camera-shy girl.

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

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

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26. Children wearing bindis and kohl in their eyes.

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

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

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

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30. Fruit-sellers.

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31. Two men share a motorcycle at sundown.

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

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

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34. A niqab-clad woman in Varanasi.

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35. A turbaned man smokes a beedi.

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

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