The Road to Rio

In Ahmedabad, school children use colourful dupattas to form the five-ring emblem of the Olympic Games in Rio

All That Remains

Graves of those killed during an ISIS suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on 22 July (Photo: Getty Images)

Writer At Home

Award-winning novelist Amitav Ghosh was a resident at the President’s Palace from 10 to 14 July as part of


The Grave Side

Lehlu Savino of the Angami Naga tribe stands next to the grave of his grandparents at Khonoma village, about

On Your Marks

Greyhounds chase a dummy rabbit at the Kila Raipur Sports Festival, Punjab. Popularly known as India’s Rural

So There You Are

BJP leader and Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti in conversation with Congress President Sonia Gandhi

Light on the Hill

The North and South Blocks at Raisina Hill in New Delhi are lit up in the days leading up to India’s 67th

Call of the Cranes

Keechan, a world heritage site, is a small town in Jodhpur district, Rajasthan, which sees many visitors

Indira Gandhi, 1969

It was said of Indira Gandhi that she was ‘the only man in her cabinet’. Here she is in a meeting, surrounded

Seeking Ambedkar

Villagers with a statue of BR Ambedkar at a sporting event in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. India celebrates

Chennai Underwater

The worst rainfall in Chennai for 100 years has left the city battered. Over 190 lives have been claimed by

Riding High

Tourists enjoy a camel ride at the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan. Drawing nearly 100,000 people and 40,000 camels

Ethereal Light

The 260-year-old Safdarjung’s Tomb, New Delhi, in evening sunlight. The last such monument built by the

The Pink .303 Revolution

Women certainly made their presence felt in the Bihar elections. Armed women security personnel were seen

Fine Loss, Finer Verse

Mappings, Vikram Seth’s first book of verse, bears translations of poets Heine, Nirala and Faiz Ahmed Faiz;

Divine Holiday

The reason his teachers didn’t see 10-year-old Ajay in class during Dussehra was because he was selling masks

The Initiation

Students learn about ancient Vedic traditions and scriptures at the Sri Sringeri Jagadguru Mathiya Sadvidya

Indelible Ink

Harprakash Rishi, a 70 year old man from Delhi, holds the world record for the most number of flags and maps

Behind the Mask

A Kummatti performer gets his make-up done during Onam celebrations in Thrissur, Kerala. Kummatti kali is a