School children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to perform during celebrations on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh, India. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India on Saturday.
Indian men wait for transport on the side of a road in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on Wednesday. Millions of workers across India held a 24-hour strike in protest at right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies
A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, smokes hashish inside his tent during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher festival, at Trimbakeshwar, India.
An Indian Naval soldier pays respect at the India Gate war memorial during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, in New Delhi, India. In New Delhi, leaders marked the anniversary of the 1965 war fought over Kashmir that ended in a ceasefire and a return to front lines that predated the conflict. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since independence and partition in 1947.
Indian women perform rituals on the banks of the Godavari River at Kumbh Mela in Nasik, India, Thursday Thousands of devout Hindus began splashing into the west Indian river at one of the country’s largest festivals
Hindu devotees take holy dip in the River Godavari on the first official day of bathing as part of Kumbh Mela celebrations in Nasik, India
Pedestrians are reflected in a puddle after a rainfall in the northern hill town of Shimla, Indian
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An Indian Parsi girl prays near relief figures of knights at a fire temple on the Parsi New Year ‘Navroze’ in Mumbai. Parsis, followers of Zoroastrianism, a small religious community which exists largely in Mumbai, were exiled from Iran in the 7th century AD during religious persecution by the Muslims. The Indian followers of Zoroastrianism are called Parsis because the religion arrived in India from Persia.
Members of India’s Tripura State Rifles (TSR) take part in the full-dress rehearsal for India’s Independence Day celebrations in Agartala, India, on Thursday. India commemorates its Independence Day on Saturday.
Indian government employees are sprayed with dyed water by police, during a demonstration in Srinagar. The employees are demanding their long pending payment arrears and a regularisation of temporary jobs.
Members of the Jammu and Kashmir police forces clash with activists from the Jammu All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Coordination Committee during a strike in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, on Monday
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Indian devotee dressed as Hindu God Lord Shiva dances with ‘kanwarias’, carriers of holy water as they walk from the historical temple of Ram Tirath, to the Shiv Temple in Amritsar.
Indian school children light candles in front of a portrait of late Indian former President APJ Abdul Kalam, as they pay their respects at a school in Bhopal, India.
A worker sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Chandigarh, India on Friday. The price of Indian onions, a staple that has sparked protests in the past and toppled state governments, has jumped to its highest in nearly two years and could fuel food inflation as scant rain delays plantings
Indian police detain a Youth Congress activist after they storm a barricade during a protest against the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Government near parliament house in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. Members of Indian Youth Congress protested against the Ministers of BJP led Government for their alleged involvement in various scams including the recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board and helping former cricket official, Lalit Modi
An Indian woman walks holding an umbrella during monsoon rains in Jammu, India, on Tuesday. India receives the annual monsoon rains from June to September
Fishermen tend to their nets near the Kasimedu fish market at the Royapurum fishing harbour in Chennai, India
A Kashmiri villager cries for his missing relative after a cloud burst at Kullan village in Ganderbal district, on Friday. At least four people were killed in a series of cloud bursts that were reported from several parts of Kashmir during heavy rainfall
Men push their bicycles through the flooded banks of the river Ganges after heavy rains in Allahabad, India, on Thursday
A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi