Indian Photographer Recreates Realistic Miniature Brands on His Desktop

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Indian Photographer Recreates Realistic Miniature Brands on His Desktop

Vatsal Kataria, a talented photographer creates incredibly scenes using nothing more than a camera and the miniature worlds he creates. The commercial photographer, who lives in New Delhi, India, came up with the idea for his series while simply flicking through Instagram one day. Continue reading »

People Ask This Artist To Edit Their Pics And He Absolutely Nails It

People Ask This Artist To Edit Their Pics And He Absolutely Nails It

We hear so much about Photoshop gone wrong in pics on social media that we don’t really expect much from it anymore. But the graphic designer Karan Acharya is proving that photo editing can be an art form in itself. Continue reading »

A Journalist Takes Pictures Of Mumbai’s Taxi Ceilings, And Proves Beauty Can Be Found Everywhere

A Journalist Takes Pictures Of Mumbai’s Taxi Ceilings, And Proves Beauty Can Be Found Everywhere

Some people collect fridge magnets or postcards, but Rachel Lopez has an unusual hobby. She takes pictures of colorful plastic patterns that cover ceilings of Mumbai taxis. When you’re sitting in a cab, you rarely think of looking up at the ceiling, but if you’re taking a taxi in Mumbai, you can find fruit plates, flowers, or even zebra patterns over your head. Continue reading »

Cop In Coronavirus Helmet Warns People To Stay Inside

Cop In Coronavirus Helmet Warns People To Stay Inside
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As India enforces a nationwide lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, one police officer has found a creative way to get the message across. Continue reading »

Face Masks And Rainbows As Holi Is Celebrated In India

Face Masks And Rainbows As Holi Is Celebrated In India
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The annual Hindu festival of Holi was marked with its usual riot of color across India and South Asia this year, although some participants wore face masks because of coronavirus concerns, and others stayed away altogether. Continue reading »

Indian Photographer Nitish Madan Captures Breathtaking Moments From The Lives Of Tigers

Indian Photographer Nitish Madan Captures Breathtaking Moments From The Lives Of Tigers

Nitish Madan – an Indian wildlife photographer – has a soft spot for tigers. “I have a strange connection with them,” he told one media outlet. Continue reading »

Fascinating Photographs Of The World’s Biggest Albino Family

Fascinating Photographs Of The World's Biggest Albino Family

The Pullan children Shankar, 24, Ramkishan, 19, and Vijay, 25 (back row), along with daughters Deepa, 21 (left) and Pooja, 18 (right) all inherited albinismn from their father Rosetauri and mother Mani (centre). Continue reading »

“Mumbai Stories”: Photographer Tarun Khiwal Perfectly Captures Traditional Indian Bridal Fashion With Modern Aesthetic

"Mumbai Stories": Photographer Tarun Khiwal Perfectly Captures Traditional Indian Bridal Fashion With Modern Aesthetic

Tarun Khiwal is among India’s leading fashion photographers and a true maverick. Recognized and featured internationally, his experimental style and finesse transformed fashion photography in India, and gave it a global edge while also ushering in a new era of exploration. His journey with the art form began 25 years ago, and without any formal training, his undying passion and commitment have led him to become one of the world’s leading photographers. Continue reading »

Rather Than Cut It Down, Family Builds House Around 150-Year-Old Tree

Rather Than Cut It Down, Family Builds House Around 150-Year-Old Tree
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When the Kesharwani family in Jabalpur, India, decided to expand their home back in 1994, they pondered what to do about the giant fig tree growing in their garden. Rather than cut it down, they decided to build a four-storey house around it. Continue reading »

Jadayupara, The Largest Bird Sculpture In The World

Jadayupara, The Largest Bird Sculpture In The World
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Jatayu Earth Centre – The worlds largest bird sculpture is the new attraction of India, which is in Kerala 50 kilometer from Trivandrum towards North (Cochin direction). Traveling from Cochin to Trivandrum, this is 170 kilometer from Cochin, 114km from Alleppey and is 40km from Kollam. Continue reading »

United Colours Of Holi 2019

United Colours Of Holi 2019
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Celebrated by Hindus every year, on the day of Purnima (the full moon), in the month of Falgun over two consecutive days — the first day of Holi is known as Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan and the second as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan. This year, the festival of colours will be celebrated on March 20 and 21. Continue reading »

A Photographer Travels Across India To Show How Beautiful And Diverse Local People Are, And We’re Mesmerized

A Photographer Travels Across India To Show How Beautiful And Diverse Local People Are, And We’re Mesmerized

Magdalena Bagrianow is a Polish freelance photographer based in Sharjah, UAE. She travels across India and takes amazing shots of local people. Her photographs are the quintessence of different emotions. Magdalena catches the simple beauty of this world and it’s not possible to stay indifferent to her creative work. Continue reading »

“The Statue Of Unity”, World’s Tallest Statue Opens To The Public In India

"The Statue Of Unity", World's Tallest Statue Opens To The Public In India

Right on schedule, the world’s tallest statue has officially opened in India. Standing almost 600ft (182m) tall, the new Statue of Unity depicts Indian freedom fighter Vallabhbhai Patel, and was dedicated by India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at a ceremony on October 31. Continue reading »

The Wired Beauty Of The Street Lettering Of India

The Wired Beauty Of The Street Lettering Of India

On India Street Lettering, Pooja Saxena documents street lettering and signage from India. Continue reading »

India To Use 3D Paintings As Speed Breakers To Slow Down Dangerous Drivers

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Would you slow down if you were driving towards what looked like a floating pedestrian crossing? We certainly would, and India’s transport minister Nitin Gadkari hopes that millions of other people will too. That’s why he’s proposing the use of these 3D paintings as an alternative form of speed-breaker. And as you can see from the pictures below, these optical illusions are sure to catch your attention. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos Of The Holi Celebrations In India

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A widow daubed in colours sings religious songs as she takes part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a temple at Vrindavan, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 21, 2016. Continue reading »

Instagram Helps Hide the Harsh Reality of Life in India

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Whilst Instagram has helped us all see more of the world, it’s also changed the way we view it in more ways than one. Continuing on from our recent story that revealed what was really happening behind-the-scenes of your favorite Instagram accounts, comes the eye-opening series ‘Broken India’. Continue reading »

This Amazing Village in India Plants 111 Trees Every Time a Little Girl is Born

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Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child. While we celebrate newborn girls by sending pink dresses and dolls, in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, they celebrate by planting 111 trees. Continue reading »

Meet Rammehar Punia, A ‘Rubber Man’ From India Who Has No Problem Looking Over His Shoulder

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An Indian farmer’s amazing flexibility has won him legions of fans around the world, as well as one bizarre world record.
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A 15 Years Old Boy From India Creates Surreal Photoworks

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According to young artist Martin Nittala: “I’m Martin Nittala Born November 12 1999. I started my life in India, Andhra Pradesh, Rajahmundry. I’ll bring Honor to my Parents,brothers. I recall having my brother’s phone at age of 15 and taking it to my terrace where I started photography. A few days later and being much more responsible, I bought my first camera Nikon coolpix p520 and being a photography lover my interest towards photography made me bought another camera, this time it’s a DSLR Canon EOS 60D. At that time I dont have much knowledge on operating a DSLR, and for many day I learned myself how to operate DSLR and editing by watching YouTube Tutorials.” Continue reading »

Holi – Traditional Festival of Colours in India

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A physically challenged Indian child, smeared with gulal-coloured powder, smiles at the camera during Holi celebrations at the Society for the Edcuation of the Crippled school in Mumbai on March 4, 2015. ‘Holi’, the festival of colours, is a riotous celebration of the coming of spring and falls on the day after full moon annually in March. Revellers spray coloured powder and water on each other with great gusto, whilst adults extend the hand of peace. AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Makar Sankranti Festival in India

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Hindu devotees bathe early morning at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna, to mark Makar Sankranti festival during the annual traditional fair of “Magh Mela” in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela. (Photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP Photo)
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Abandoned Asbestos Mines Still a Hazard in India

“Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind. In Roro Village and other settlements below, people who never worked in the mines are dying of lung disease. Yet in a country that treats asbestos as a savior that provides cheap building materials for the poor, no one knows the true number and few care to ask. Neither the government nor the Indian company that ran the mines from 1963 to 1983 has made any move to clean up the estimated 700,000 tons of asbestos tailings and debris left scattered across several kilometers (miles) of hilly mining area.

India placed a moratorium on asbestos mining in 1986, acknowledging it was hazardous to miners. But that was the government’s last decision curtailing the spread of asbestos. It has since embraced the mineral as a cheap building material. Today, India is the world’s fastest-growing market for asbestos. India keeps no statistics on how many people have been sickened or died from exposure to asbestos, which industry and many government officials insist is safe when mixed with cement. Western medical experts strongly disagree. The World Health Organization and more than 50 countries, including the U.S. and all of Europe, say it should be banned in all forms. Asbestos fibers lodge in the lungs and cause many diseases”. – Katy Daigle via The Associated Press.

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In this September 11, 2014 photo, Jema Sundi sits outside her home in barren hills where asbestos waste was dumped is visible in the background in Roro, India. An asbestos mine, abandoned nearly three decades ago still affects the people around it and 18 along with Jema were diagnosed with asbestosis in 2012. Tens of thousands more, some former mine workers, remain untested and at risk. (Photo by Saurabh Das/AP Photo)
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Flight Attendant Training at Indigo Airlines in India

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A prospective flight attendant uses a hair spray during a training session at Indigo Airlines’ Ifly training centre in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi November 18, 2014. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)
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Young Garbage Pickers in India

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In this November 18, 2014 photo, Murshida, 12, sits on the lap of her mother Marjina as the train leaves for their village in West Bengal, at a railway station in New Delhi, India. Six months ago, Marjina stepped off a train in New Delhi with her two children, hoping to find a better life after her husband abandoned them without so much as a goodbye. The family spent their days at a landfill picking through other people’s garbage to find salvageable bits to resell or recycle. After six months of poverty, illness and shame, they returned to that train station in New Delhi, headed back to an uncertain future to their hometown in West Bengal. (Photo by Altaf Qadri/AP Photo)
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