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Your Photos from our April 2019 issue

STEP IT UP, Chand Baori, Rajasthan: A reservoir and a refuge from searing heat, stepwells, or “baoris”, are quite common in North India. These spectacular architectural marvels are seen across Rajasthan, Gujarat and even in New Delhi. This stepwell is called Chand Baori, named after King Chanda, and is one of the deepest stepwells in the country. It is located in the sleepy town of Abhaneri near Alwar, Rajasthan.
Photographer: Reader Vasanth Gopalakrishnan

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FREEZE FRAME Brahmatal, Uttarakhand: This is a picture of Brahmatal (‘tal’ means lake), situated at an altitude of about 12,000ft in the lower Himalayan region of Uttarakhand. I captured this picture after trekking to the lake. While the cold here is unforgiving, Brahmatal looks other-worldly during winter, between January to February.
Photographer: Reader Anil Prabhudev
SILHOUETTES ON THE SAND Dapoli-Karde Beach, Maharashtra: This photo was captured at Dapoli –- Karde Beach at dusk. I noticed a young boy seated in his sister’s lap, enjoying a camel ride, as their mother watched. As the sun set, the silvery sand turned golden and the beach transformed into a tranquil haven, making it the perfect place at which to get away from the humdrum of city life.
Photographer: Reader Janetri Dave
FACE OFF Bacolod, the Philippines The MassKara Festival is an annual festival held on every fourth Sunday of October in Bacolod, the Philippines. It is also known as the festival of smiles because of the traditional smiling masks worn by participants. The idea behind this festival was to create a community event to combat the grief caused by the sugarcane trade crisis of the early 1980s.
Photographer: Reader Sirsendu Gayen