A Look at Life in India April 2016


Fishermen prepare dinner before they go fishing in the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, Assam state, India, Wednesday, April 20, 2016.Brahmaputra is one of Asia's largest rivers, which passes through China's Tibet region, India and Bangladesh before converging into the Bay of Bengal. (Photo by Anupam Nath/AP Photo)



Indian youth walk on the water pipeline coming up from Tansa dam, one of the seven sources of drinking water to Mumbai and Thane city, in Thane on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, 20 April 2016. According to reports, 21 districts in Maharashtra are drought-affected. The drought, which has been ongoing for the past five months, prompted 11 states to declare a drought in 2015 and has now choked the growth of kharif (monsoon) crops, including sesame, millet and rice, for the second monsoon season in a row. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA)



Indian Naga Sadhus (holy men) take rides on a swing during the one-month long Simhastha Kumbh Mela festival in Ujjain, some 180 km from Bhopal, India, 21 April 2016. Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage which occurs every twelve years and rotates among four locations. The festival is being held from 22 April to 21 May. (Photo by Sanjeev Gupta/EPA)



Hindu devotees watch as a 12 meter (40 feet) high statue of Hindu monkey-god Hanuman is washed during Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of Lord Hanuman in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 22, 2016. Hanuman is one of the most popular gods in the crowded pantheon of Hindu deities, and devout Hindus ascribe great strength and valor to him. (Photo by Mahesh Kumar A./AP Photo)



Villagers carry illegally scavenged coal from an open-cast coal mine in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India on December 6, 2014, trying to earn a few dollars a day. Indian government lead by Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to double its coal production by 2019. (Photo by Kuni Takahashi/Getty Images)



A man fishes from the algae-covered Nigeen Lake in Srinagar April 22, 2016. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)



Ragpickers collect recyclables from a dump yard in New Delhi, India, April 22, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A ragpicker collects recyclables from a dump yard in New Delhi, India, April 22, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A boy somersaults as he practices diving on the banks of the Yamuna river on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, April 22, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A woman bathes at a roadside municipal tap in a slum area on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, April 22, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Men jump into the Ganges river to cool off on a hot summer day in Kolkata, India, April 22, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Boys jump into the Ganges river to cool off on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, April 22, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A Hindu devotee carries his disabled friend after taking a holy dip in the waters of the river Shipra during the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India, April 22, 2016. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)



A Hindu holy man prays as he takes a dip in the waters of the river Shipra during the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India, April 22, 2016. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)



A Hindu holy man looks on as another holds a trident after taking a dip in the waters of the river Shipra during the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India, April 22, 2016. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)



A Hindu holy man displays his hair after taking a dip in the waters of the river Shipra during the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India, April 22, 2016. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)



A retail shop owner speaks on his mobile phone outside his closed shop shutters painted with an advertisement for Vodafone at a market in the southern Indian city of Chennai December 30, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Babu)



A vendor selling “paani puri”, a traditional Indian snack, walks past closed shops displaying an advertisement for Vodafone in Jammu May 22, 2012. (Photo by Mukesh Gupta/Reuters)



Children play on sacks of discarded clothes at a slum in Mumbai, India, April 20, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A man rests on sacks of discarded clothes at a slum in Mumbai, India, April 20, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A girl sits on a sack of discarded clothes at a slum in Mumbai, India, April 20, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A boy wearing a plastic sack plays in an alley in a slum in Mumbai, India, April 20, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)





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