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Postcards from our November 2017 issue

GANGTOK, SIKKIM: Fire in the mountain: During my journey from Tsogmo Lake to Zuluk, we stopped at a place from where I could take a picture of the Silk Route. I decided to take a long exposure light trail of the route. The weather outside was chilly and my fingers were starting to go numb after waiting for 15 minutes. After an hour’s wait in the harsh weather, a few cars appeared at the turn. That was my signal, and I finally took the photograph.
Photographer: Reader Sandip Chakraborty

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TROMSØ, NORWAY: Blue is the warmest colour: This image was taken in Tromsø, in the northern-most part of Norway. We had just checked into our hotel when I looked out the window, and was met with this beautiful sight – the image features the city centre and the church.
Photographer: Reader Ravi Dokania
RAJA AMPAT ISLANDS, INDONESIA: Green day: I came across this particular lagoon on the Raja Ampat Islands when we were searching for the red bird of Paradise. We had left our resort on a small fishing boat at 4am, with only the eerie green glow of luminescent plankton to light our path through the water. It is only when we returned to the boat after a hike that we realised what a dazzling place we had chanced upon.
Photographer: Reader Kunal Gupta
BANGALORE, KARNATAKA: Rock of ages: This photograph was taken around dusk, at Bangalore's Cubbon Park. Watching this lady enjoy the natural beauty inspired me to take this shot of her against the stony floor of the park, which turned into the perfect backdrop.
Photographer: Reader Atanu Paul