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I-Day photos: We, the people of India

Last updated on: August 4, 2011 19:15 IST

Photos: Independence Day Special - We, the people of India

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A group of teenage novice monks at the Thikse monastery, near Stagmo, about 19 km from Leh, Ladakh, where about 100 monks live.

Thikse, a monastery belonging to the Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism, is the largest in central Ladakh.


Image: Ladakh
Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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Dhanaram Bhil's 4.5 foot moustache!

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Dhanaram Bhil, with his 4.5 foot moustache, is a tourist attraction all by himself in Jaisalmer. He is stationed smack next to the town's most famous Patwon Ki Haveli and follows a hereditary trade -- showing off a moustache; his dad's moustache (Karna Bhil) was once equally famous.


Image: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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Sugarcane highway

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Sugarcane produce heads, or rather races, to the market, not far from Virgaon, in the heart of the largely agricultural Baramati taluka in western Maharashtra.


Image: Baramati, Maharashtra
Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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Desert stroll

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A villager on a stroll near the dunes of Sam in the Thar desert, close to the Pakistan border.


Image: Thar, Rajasthan
Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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Say cheese!

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Kharwas fisherwomen at a seafood bazaar, Veraval, Junagadh district, near Somnath on Gujarat's Kathiawar peninsula.

Veraval is one of the largest fishing ports in India and trade worth about 800 thousand tonnes is done here. Seafood processing units in Veraval export to Europe, southeast Asia, the Gulf and Japan.


Image: Veraval, Gujarat
Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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The bindi and the baigan

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Sunday is a hectic market day in Devlali, Maharashtra. Vegetable sellers arrive from all over Nashik district to hawk fresh vegetables.


Image: Devlali, Maharahtra
Photographs: Nadisha Daniel
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Old friendships run deep

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Elderly citizens of the remote and wee Adachivadi village, near the town of Velhe, in western Maharashtra, sit at the door of their hut to listen to an election speech filtering through on loudspeakers.


Image: Velhe, Maharashtra
Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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The dead outnumber the living?

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Sleepy Divar island located in the middle of the Mandovi river in Goa, and accessed only by ferry, has a larger population of the dead than perhaps the living. The island's beautiful bungalows are now only thinly populated.


Image: Divar, Goa
Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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The bliss of the beach

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Window shopping at Baga beach, Goa.


Image: Baga, Goa
Photographs: Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com
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