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18 October 2018

Durga Puja sideshow at Delhi's Chittaranjan Park


People stand in a long queue to enter a Durga Puja pandal at Chittaranjan Park, or CR Park, in New Delhi.

5 October 2018

Rajdhani Express - An observation


Few people have time to travel by train these days. Those who do, especially younger millennials and even the not-so-young ones, would be seen taking a train only because they have no other choice.

24 September 2018

People walking on the tracks, as seen from inside a Rajdhani Express


Adding to the there-are-two-kinds-of-people-on-Earth cliche that you often hear in the movies, we have another two-kinds-of-people thing - those who walk for leisure and those who walk because they have to.

17 September 2018

Homes by the tracks, as seen from inside a Rajdhani Express


It’s like an old, plastic device with a glass window where photos of some monuments roll by as you see through the pinhole.

11 September 2018

Burdwan at night


People offer prayers at Sarbamangala temple in Burdwan, West Bengal. This old temple sees thrice the number of visitors on moonless nights, considered auspicious for worshipping the Goddess Kali.


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