Postcards from our April 2015 issue
Photographer: ELBA ISLAND, ITALY by BHARAT RANJAN
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SILENCE OF THE LAMPS, BONGAIGAON, ASSAM:
The festival of Kati Bihu is celebrated in Assam when the crops are growing. In the evening, offerings are made to the tulsi plant in the courtyard, the granary, the farm equipment and paddy field with a special kind of traditional lamp made from elephant apple (ouu shaki in Assamese). Farmers light the ouu shaki on a stick over their paddy plants and chant mantras to ask for a bountiful yield.
Photographer: SADIQUR REHMAN
Photographer: PUSHKAR, RAJASTHAN by ANKITA HAZRA