Around India

A pictorial round-up of the day in India. — Photos by AFP, AP and Reuters

Hindu holy men queue up to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine, in Jammu. Hundreds of thousands pilgrims flock each year to the Amarnath shrine which contains a large icicle revered by Hindus as an incarnation of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and regeneration. A first group of pilgrims are scheduled to begin their journey Monday.  ? Photo by AP
Hindu holy men queue up to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine, in Jammu. Hundreds of thousands pilgrims flock each year to the Amarnath shrine which contains a large icicle revered by Hindus as an incarnation of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and regeneration. A first group of pilgrims are scheduled to begin their journey Monday. ? Photo by AP
Migrated tribal children play with a bicycle rubber tire near a bricks factory on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.  ? Photo by AP
Migrated tribal children play with a bicycle rubber tire near a bricks factory on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar. ? Photo by AP
This photogrph taken on February 20, 2012, shows members of local rock band ?White Fire?, 34-year-old guitarist Kenan Laishram (L), 32-year-old drummer Elangbam Kumar (C), 33-year-old bassist Akoi Konjengbam (2R) and 31-year-old vocalist Alvina Gonson (R), during a musical jam session in a practice room in Imphal, the capital of the north eastern Indian state of Manipur.  ? Photo by AFP
This photogrph taken on February 20, 2012, shows members of local rock band ?White Fire?, 34-year-old guitarist Kenan Laishram (L), 32-year-old drummer Elangbam Kumar (C), 33-year-old bassist Akoi Konjengbam (2R) and 31-year-old vocalist Alvina Gonson (R), during a musical jam session in a practice room in Imphal, the capital of the north eastern Indian state of Manipur. ? Photo by AFP
This photograph taken on February 21, 2012, shows 49-year-old Jianngam Kamei, a popular local music director playing his guitar in a room in Imphal, the capital of the north eastern Indian state of Manipur. In the far north-east of India, cut off from the rest of the country except via a narrow land bridge, perhaps the only way to make yourself heard is loud, really loud, rock music. For White Fire
This photograph taken on February 21, 2012, shows 49-year-old Jianngam Kamei, a popular local music director playing his guitar in a room in Imphal, the capital of the north eastern Indian state of Manipur. In the far north-east of India, cut off from the rest of the country except via a narrow land bridge, perhaps the only way to make yourself heard is loud, really loud, rock music. For White Fire's drummer Elangbam Kumar, that explains why their cover version of the Guns N'Roses song ?Welcome To The Jungle? has b
A young Indian girl licks an ice candy as others watch near the site of a fire in New Delhi. ? Photo by AP
A young Indian girl licks an ice candy as others watch near the site of a fire in New Delhi. ? Photo by AP
Indian villagers wait to welcome Union Finance Minister and the ruling UPA candidate for the Presidential election Pranab Mukherjee in front of his ancestral house before  his arrival in Mirati  village around 200 KM north west of Kolkata. Mukherjee went to his house where he was born and spent his childhood, before he contests for the Presidency. ? Photo by AFP
Indian villagers wait to welcome Union Finance Minister and the ruling UPA candidate for the Presidential election Pranab Mukherjee in front of his ancestral house before his arrival in Mirati village around 200 KM north west of Kolkata. Mukherjee went to his house where he was born and spent his childhood, before he contests for the Presidency. ? Photo by AFP
Indian Punjab police women commandos march during the first batch passing out ceremony in Bahadurgarh, 60 kilometers from Chandigarh. As a new beginning in the country Punjab is set to have women commandos to guard its chief minister Prakash Singh Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal.  ? Photo by AP
Indian Punjab police women commandos march during the first batch passing out ceremony in Bahadurgarh, 60 kilometers from Chandigarh. As a new beginning in the country Punjab is set to have women commandos to guard its chief minister Prakash Singh Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal. ? Photo by AP
Abdul Aziz Kozgar pours local syrup in a glass jar at his shop in down town area of Srinagar. Aziz inherited the craft of making rosewater and syrup manually, but is unlikely to pass it on to the next generation as the products are no more in demand. Aziz does not run it for money any more. His only desire is to maintain a legacy. ? Photo by AP
Abdul Aziz Kozgar pours local syrup in a glass jar at his shop in down town area of Srinagar. Aziz inherited the craft of making rosewater and syrup manually, but is unlikely to pass it on to the next generation as the products are no more in demand. Aziz does not run it for money any more. His only desire is to maintain a legacy. ? Photo by AP
Aziz Kozgar prepares local syrup at his residence in down town area of Srinagar. ? Photo by AP
Aziz Kozgar prepares local syrup at his residence in down town area of Srinagar. ? Photo by AP
Fishermen pull their fishing net from the waters of Bay of Bengal during sunrise in the southern Indian city of Chennai. ? Photo by Reuters
Fishermen pull their fishing net from the waters of Bay of Bengal during sunrise in the southern Indian city of Chennai. ? Photo by Reuters
A boy plays cricket in the early morning on the Marina beach at the southern Indian city of Chennai. ? Photo by Reuters
A boy plays cricket in the early morning on the Marina beach at the southern Indian city of Chennai. ? Photo by Reuters
An Indian family sleeps on the ground where a dwelling used to be in a shanty area in New Delhi. A fire swept through a slum in the Indian capital on Friday, destroying hundreds of shanties where residents had collected scrap plastic and rubber for resale. No one was reported injured or killed, fire department chief A.K. Sharma said.? Photo by AP
An Indian family sleeps on the ground where a dwelling used to be in a shanty area in New Delhi. A fire swept through a slum in the Indian capital on Friday, destroying hundreds of shanties where residents had collected scrap plastic and rubber for resale. No one was reported injured or killed, fire department chief A.K. Sharma said.? Photo by AP
Firefighters try to extinguish a fire that broke out in a colours manufacturing unit, amid smoke, at the industrial area of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. ? Photo by Reuters
Firefighters try to extinguish a fire that broke out in a colours manufacturing unit, amid smoke, at the industrial area of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. ? Photo by Reuters

Comments (12) (Closed)


Balaji
Jun 24, 2012 11:45pm
The last eight pictures were not being displayed properly... no one seeing this ?
varun
Jun 27, 2012 05:59pm
a very honest and balanced depiction of india
Prasun
Jun 27, 2012 08:41pm
beautiful photographs by AP. congrats. I liked ur pictures from a photographers point of view. nice colors and use of ambient light..
ttkhan
Jun 24, 2012 11:58am
Is this all you got to show in India...? India is much more diverse..and vibrant that the pictures...
vini
Jun 26, 2012 10:11am
well not a balanced/ all round version of 'around india' photo stream! good luck and work harder for next project.
Syed Imran Ali
Jun 25, 2012 10:54am
people say let them say ...cheers
BharatWasi
Jun 24, 2012 12:31pm
whats wrong with these pictures bhai?
manu
Jun 25, 2012 05:41am
Every news paper gives the readers what they want..we have to understand that fact ;)
RAGHUNATH
Jun 26, 2012 03:52pm
enjoed all
Sumit sharma
Jun 27, 2012 09:30am
appreciate the effort
Sukhdeep
Jun 26, 2012 10:51pm
Hello All India is not all about cricket, poor people, slums, sanyasis etc, Things have changed a lot we are excelling in science, technology and infrastructure. India is rising so should be our neighbors
Alan
Jul 09, 2012 05:08am
Nice Work by the photographer...Surely he can add more awesome pictures of New and young India....I must say great work..!!