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Your Photos from our October 2019 issue

ROWING THUNDER Alappuzha, Kerala The iconic Nehru Trophy Boat Race, held annually in the backwaters of Alappuzha, is considered the pinnacle of rowing glory in India. It’s an epic event, with boats of varying sizes competing in different categories of races. Each boat belongs to a village, and the villagers worship the boat like a deity. To reduce absorption of water and thereby reduce the resistance of the hull, it is oiled with a mixture of fish oil, the ash of coconut shells, and eggs.
Photographer: Reader Malcolm Stephens

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Budapest, Hungary Hungarian Independence Day is the perfect day to be in Budapest, especially if you want to experience a wonderful fireworks display over the Danube River. People from all over the city flock to Budapest to witness this extravaganza, which takes place for about 45 minutes.The fireworks display, set against the backdrop of the Margaret Bridge and the Hungarian Parliament Building made for an exquisite and breath-taking view.
Photographer: Reader Arijit Sen
BACK IN BLACK Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka During my many trips to Kabini, I have photographed the many stars of this luxuriant South Indian jungle – from tigers and leopards to a variety of avi-fauna. But, I’ve kept returning in the hope of spotting its most elusive denizen – the male melanistic leopard, also known as the black panther. Passion and persistence finally paid off during a weekend trip, when the black cat finally granted me an audience! For my son and me, the two-minute rendezvous with this sleek black cat was certainly an experience of a lifetime.
Photographer: Reader Amartya Mukherjee