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IN PICS: Art and graffiti on Indian streets

Last updated on: October 1, 2012 09:14 IST

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Rediff.com takes a look at graffiti captured by various photographers over the years in various bylanes of India.

A man sleeps in front of graffiti in Kolkata.

Photograph: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

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A boy breaks a wall of a closed Union Carbide factory painted with a skull in Bhopal.

More than 3,500 died soon after a Union Carbide plant, now a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co., spewed clouds of highly toxic methyl isocyanate into the city, according to government figures.

Authorities also say at least 15,000 people have died since the leak, although activists put the number at around 33, 000.

Photograph: Raj Patidar/Reuters

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Communist supporters walk by a poster painted with anti-American graffiti during an anti-war protest in Kolkata.

Photograph: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

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A man creates graffiti on a wall on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising in Mcleodgunj.

Photograph: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

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A man walks past wall graffiti lampooning former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in Kolkata.

Photograph: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

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A man walks past a graffiti about H1N1 influenza on a street side wall in Mumbai.

Photograph: Arko Datta/Reuters

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A policeman patrols a road marked with graffiti by Kashmiri protesters, during a curfew in Srinagar.

Photograph: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

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A rickshaw-puller waits for customers in front of a wall graffiti of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Mother Teresa in Kolkata. Mother Teresa, of Albanian origin, founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta in 1950 to look after the poor and needy.

The Vatican has been considering the case for the eventual canonisation of Mother Teresa, who died in 1997. Mother Teresa was voted India's greatest citizen in a recent poll conducted by a magazine.

Photograph: Sucheta Das/Reuters

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A homeless family sits in front of wall graffiti in Mumbai.

Photograph: Arko Datta/Reuters

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Schoolgirls walk past a graffiti demanding a state of Gorkhaland at Sukuna village in Darjeeling.

Gorkhas, who are ethnic Nepalis, have been demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland be carved out of West Bengal's Darjeeling region to protect their Himalayan culture.

Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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Wall graffiti lampoons former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in Kolkata.

Photograph: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

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Street dwellers take rest in front of graffiti displaying Michael Jackson at a streetside wall in Mumbai.

Photograph: Arko Datta/Reuters




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