A Look at Life in India March, 2016


A farmer tries to pull a bull which collapsed on the way to a field in Karjat, India, March 1, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A laborer ties a bundle of rice saplings as others plant them in another field in Karjat, India, March 1, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



Laborers collect rice saplings as others plant them in another field in Karjat, India, March 1, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



Laborers rest during a lunch break next to a paddy field in Karjat, India, March 1, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A laborer throws rice saplings as others plant them in another field in Karjat, India, March 1, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A farmer ploughs as others plant rice saplings in a paddy field in Karjat, India, March 1, 2016. India unveiled a fire-fighting budget on Monday that seeks to win back support among rural voters for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and sustain growth against a grim global backdrop – all without borrowing more. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A street side restaurant owner holds a bundle of Indian currency notes as he stands outside his restaurant in New Delhi, India, February 29, 2016. India unveiled a fire-fighting budget on Monday that seeks to win back support among rural voters for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and sustain growth against a grim global backdrop – all without borrowing more. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



A man walks his cow in front of residential buildings under construction on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, February 29, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A labourer works at the site of residential building under construction on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, February 29, 2016. India unveiled a budget for the poor on Monday, announcing new rural aid schemes and skimping on a bank bailout, in a strategy shift that seeks to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party in coming state elections. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



An employee operates a lathe machine as he makes spare parts of crops threshing machines inside a manufacturing unit in Kolkata, India, February 29, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



An employee works inside an undergarment factory in Kolkata, India, February 29, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



An employee operates a lathe machine as he makes spare parts of crops threshing machines inside a manufacturing unit in Kolkata, India, February 29, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A man looks on as a rickshaw passes at a busy market in the old quarters of Delhi, India, February 29, 2016. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)



Labourers unload sacks of rice from a handcart at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, in this December 14, 2015 file photo. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Workers carrying tea leaves walk back to their factory after a day's work at a tea garden estate on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri in this May 11, 2013 file photo. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A farmer plucks pumpkin flowers from his field in Kolkata, India, February 28, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A farmer ploughs a field in Kolkata, India, February 28, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



People trade at a wholesale fruit market in Bangalore, India, Monday, February 29, 2016. India has pledged to invest billions of dollars to improve the lives of farmers and boost the rural economy, boost consumer demand and stimulate growth. Finance Minister Arun Jaitely proposed spending nearly $13 billion on rural development, promising higher incomes for farmers who form the majority of India's 1.2 billion. (Photo by Aijaz Rahi/AP Photo)



Hindu women collect water from the Pushkar lake to pour on idols of Lord Shiva, on occasion of Mahashivratri festival in Pushkar, India, Monday, March 7, 2016. Hindus across the world are celebrating Mahashivratri, or Shiva's night festival believed to be the day when Shiva got married. (Photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP Photo)



Indian women dry their saris after taking a dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad on March 6, 2016. (Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP Photo)



Indian boys (C) collect coins which were offered by devotees as pilgrims (L) collect holy water before participating in the Shiv Barat or Shiv wedding procession during the Maha Shivratri festival in Calcutta. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated by Hindus in honor of Lord Shiva with ritual bathing of Shivalingams and prayers. Unmarried women observe fast from dawn to dusk and pray to Lord Shiva to give them a good spouse. According to one of the most popular legends, Shivaratri is the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati. (Photo by Piyal Adhikary/EPA)



Hindu devotees dressed as different Hindu gods get ready backstage before taking part in a religious procession on the occasion of the Mahashivratri festival in Bhopal, India, 07 March 2016. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated by Hindus in honor of Lord Shiva with ritual bathing of Shivalingams and prayers. Unmarried women observe fast from dawn to dusk and pray to Lord Shiva to give them a good spouse. According to one of the most popular legends Shivaratri is the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati. (Photo by Sanjeev Gupta/EPA)



A Kashmiri woman rows a boat loaded with weeds collected from the Dal Lake in Srinagar March 8, 2016. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)



Female labourers wearing helmets take a break from laying underground electricity cables in Ahmedabad, India, March 7, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



Municipal workers clear dead fish from the Ulsoor Lake in Bengaluru, India, March 7, 2016. The reason for the death of thousands of fish remains unclear. (Photo by Abhishek Chinnappa/Reuters)



Hindu devotees offer prayers during the Mahashivratri festival in Ahmedabad, India, March 7, 2016. Hindus across the country celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A boy leaps in the air as he bowls while playing cricket in a public park in the old quarters of Delhi, India, March 7, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A boy stretches as he takes a break from work at a market in Mumbai, India, March 7, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A worker cooks on a footpath as others brush their teeth at a market in Mumbai, India, March 7, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A worker carries a bundle of sugarcane on his head at a farmland near Modinagar in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A farmer transports sugarcane on his bicycle from a farmland near Modinagar in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A man catches fish in the polluted waters of river Yamuna in New Delhi, India, March 6, 2016. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



Men play Carrom in a backstreet building in the Old Delhi area of Delhi, India, March 5, 2016. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)



A firefighter tries to extinguish a fire in a slum area in Agartala, India, March 5, 2016. Several huts were gutted in the fire but no casualties were reported, a fire official said on Saturday. (Photo by Jayanta Dey/Reuters)



Indian army recruits wearing their ceremonial uniform perform a salute as they pose before their passing out parade at a garrison in Rangreth on the outskirts of Srinagar, March 5, 2016. A total of 242 youths from various religious backgrounds were formally inducted into the Indian army's Jammu and Kashmiri Light Infantry Regiment (JKLIR) after their 49-week training, an army official said. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)



An artist paints an idol of the Hindu Lord Shiva at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Maha Shivratri in Agartala, India, March 5, 2016. (Photo by Jayanta Dey/Reuters)



A member of a local band practices playing his sousaphone before attending a wedding ceremony in the city of Agartala, India March 4, 2016. (Photo by Jayanta Dey/Reuters)



A child plays with a plastic badminton racket in the old quarters of Delhi, India, March 3, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A woman walks past the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) building in New Delhi, India, March 2, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A man prepares meat to make kebabs at a roadside stall in New Delhi, India, March 03, 2016. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



A girl pulls her younger brother sitting on a toy car as they play outside their makeshift home in New Delhi, India, March 3, 2016. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



Salesmen wait for customers at footwear stores outside a shopping arcade in Mumbai, India, March 3, 2016. Growth in India's services industry slowed sharply in February as rising prices lead to a slight deceleration in demand, a business survey showed on Thursday. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



Kashmiri Muslim women wail during the funeral of Ashiq Hussain, a suspected militant, in Charsoo village in south Kashmir March 3, 2016. Three suspected militants including Hussain were killed in a gunbattle with Indian security forces and a residential house was damaged on Wednesday evening in Dadsara village in south Kashmir, local media reported. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)



A masseur gives a massage to a customer on the banks of the river Ganges in Kolkata, India, March 3, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A man combs his hair on the stairs on the banks of the river Ganges after taking a bath as he prepares for his day's work in Kolkata, India, March 3, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Hindu devotees offer prayers next to the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, ahead of Maha Shivratri festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, March 2, 2016. (Photo by Jitendra Prakash/Reuters)



A man pushes a bicycle loaded with empty cooking oil containers at a road side workshop in Kolkata, India, March 2, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Men work with empty cooking oil containers at a road side recycling workshop in Kolkata, India, March 2, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A boy plays with a goat at a roadside market in Kolkata, India, March 2, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Children play as they sit on a broken sofa outside their makeshift home in New Delhi, India, March 2, 2016. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



Chickens sit atop a cage at a roadside meat stall in New Delhi, India, March 2, 2016. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



A man bathes by the roadside in a slum area in New Delhi, India, March 2, 2016. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



An elderly Indian woman listens to a speaker as she participates in a protest on International Women's Day in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Activists were demanding that the Women's Reservation Bill, which would reserve Indian legislative seats for women, be passed by the Parliament among other demands. (Photo by Altaf Qadri/AP Photo)



Indian woman Bileswari Deka, 42, carries her three years old daughter Sagarika, sleeping on her back, and collects money from a man as she sells country liquor on the bank of the River Brahmaputra on International Women�s Day in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Deka is still recovering after she suffered severe burn injuries on her left hand in a cooking gas cylinder blast last year. (Photo by Anupam Nath/AP Photo)





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