All eyes were as India as it celebrated its 66th Republic Day on Monday with United States President Barack Obama as its chief guest. The mood was upbeat across the country. Rediff.com brings you glimpses of the not so blue Monday.
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus lights up for Republic Day.
Children run with the tri-colour as Indians celebrate on Republic Day. Photograph: PTI
The Bombay Stock Exchange building lit in tri-colours one the eve of Republic Day in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI
A view of illuminated Rashtrapati Bhavan on the eve of Republic Day celebrations. President Pranab Mukherjee hosted a banquet from his US counterpart Barack Obama, the chief guest at the parade on Moday. Photograph: PTI
A Kashmiri girl sings during the Republic Day celebrations at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie/Rediff.com