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Postcards from our January 2016 issue

SPITI VALLEY, HIMACHAL PRADESH: Sunny side up: This beautiful view of the Chandra Taal took away our weariness after an arduous trek from the base camp early in the morning in freezing temperatures. The sun was just rising from behind the mountains on the right. Meanwhile, the shadows cast by the mountains created a beautiful contrast against the golden light of the sun.
Photographer: RAJAT GOYAL


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KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL: Up and away: In Chinese culture, it is considered good luck to release lanterns into the sky, symbolising our problems and worries floating away. Over the last hundred years or so, these Chinese lanterns have made their way into West Bengal, and are called fanush here. It is now a tradition to release sky lanterns during Kali Puja.