35 Moving Photos That Perfectly Capture India
We are so lucky to call this home. Photos courtesy of Humans Of India.
Three women display their henna-covered hands.
Powdered colors laid out for Holi, the festival of colors.
A cyclist, a rickshaw, and pedestrians share an alleyway.
Street children pose for a photo.
A woman carries a pot of water balanced on her head.
Siblings laugh in the back seat of a rickshaw.
A fishmonger shows off his catch.
The photographer captioned this "The Mendicant's Bling."
A family looks out the window of an inter-city train.
A child's eyes, reminiscent of this famous portrait.
A sadhu – a sage or ascetic – meditates at dusk.
Young boys pose for the photographer.
A sari-clad woman waits to cross a busy street in Kolkata.
A modern woman wanders around an ancient palace.
Dipping a stick in henna is a popular method of application.
A pot-seller with his daughter.
Pedestrians and animals share a bridge.
A little girl peeks from underneath her veil.
Pouring tea from one container to another from a height is a step in the traditional process of making chai.
A sadhu's forehead, covered in turmeric and red tilaka.
A girl smiles in the sun.
School boys peek through a window, making faces for the camera.
A street-side tailor works while a woman in a bandhani sari drinks bottled water.
A girl, presumably the daughter of a fisherman, smiles from atop a boat.
Children wearing bindis and kohl in their eyes.
A junction of roads in the city of Varanasi.
Two young men play a casual game of chess.
An array of snacks and spices laid out for sale.
Two men share a motorcycle at sundown.
A girl wearing a bindi poses for the lens.
Two fishermen set out for a day's work.
A niqab-clad woman in Varanasi.
A turbaned man smokes a beedi.
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