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Your Photos from our January 2020 issue

GRAIN OF TRUTH: Chandigarh, Punjab: This picture was taken at the grain market, Chandigarh. Farmers come here from nearby villages to sell produce. This man came to sell his paddy crop at the market. I saw him sitting on the sacks and started a conversation with him. He told me he was waiting for his turn (to sell) since morning and was tired. He also pointed out that there was no proper arrangement for drinking water or eateries nearby. Farmers and traders often stay in the market for a full day, sometimes two.
Photographer: Reader Manish Kumar Meena

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FIRE AND FAITH: Kannur, Kerala: Legend has it that Kandanar Kelan, an ancient warrior, was out hunting in a forest, when suddenly, the forest caught fire. With no means to escape, Kandanar Kelan climbed a tree, but soon,the fire consumed him.When a warrior god found Kandanar Kelan’s ashes, he traced his form with a bow, bringing him back to life. Theyyam celebrates both, Kandanar Kelan’s revival and his rage towards the fire which burned him.
Photographer: Reader Udayan Sankar Pal
SUN AND SAND: Giza, Egypt: I was fortunate to capture this lovely image, just as the sun was rising on a clear morning in Giza. While one has seen umpteen images of pyramids, nothing really prepares you for the sheer scale of these architectural behemoths. Each stone piece weighs 2.5 tonnes and there are over 2.3 million of them in the great pyramid alone, pieced together with unbelievable precision. Standing there, looking at this 480ft structure, one can only imagine how over 6,000 workers and engineers assembled this enormous jigsaw puzzle. Seeing the pyramids left me convinced that the human race can achieve anything, we are limited by the power of our imagination alone.
Photographer: Reader Kunal Gupta