Postcards from our July 2018 issue

KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL: Colours of culture: Holi, the festival of colours, is truly a cultural adventure in every Indian's life. It’s a day that brings people together; creating a bond that celebrates our culture. People celebrate this festival with vibrant colours that indicate joy, love and happiness. I found many faces around me during this festival, but this particular one, painted in different colours, complete with a dramatic expression, caught my eye. I really liked the uniqueness of the expression.
Photographer: Reader Soumyabrata Das

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LAKE NAM, LHASA, TIBET: Up above: Nam Tso in Tibet is touted as the world’s highest salt lake. About 70 km long and at an elevation of 15,500 ft, Nam Tso literally translates to “heavenly lake” in Tibetan. After visiting this beautiful lake nestled in north Lhasa, near the snow-clad Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains, I felt that the nomenclature was apt.
Photographer: Reader Amartya Mukherjee
FORT KOCHI, KERALA: Emerald escape: Together in love or simply bound together, these two boats looked like a couple, enjoying the lush greenery of Kerala's calm and scenic backwaters. The compostion radiated romance and I wanted to capture this emotion. I took this shot from the boat that we were travelling in.
Photographer: Reader Udayan Sankar Pal
DAL LAKE, JAMMU & KASHMIR: Golden glow: On our journey to Leh-Ladakh we decided to make a pit-stop in Srinagar. At the end of the day, we stopped by the Dal Lake and observed the golden sun melt into the waters.Watching the beautiful reflection of the sun combined with the shikaras (boats) floating around had me feeling overwhelmed in the best possible way. The scene left a lasting impression on me and I wanted to preserve it in a photograph as well.
Photographer: Reader Santanu Bose