Visitors are seen near a sand sculpture created by sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik on the eve of World Water Day, at the Bay of Bengal’s eastern coast beach at Puri, some 65 kms from Bhubaneswar, India.
“Food Maps” is the striking series created by New Zealand-based artists Henry Hargreaves and New York-based stylist Caitlin Levin. Their food maps depict the iconic foods for each country they are known for, like spices for India, noodles for China, tomatoes for Italy.
Hindu devotees lie on the ground in front of running cows as part of a ritual during the Govardhan Puja festival in Dhar, India. Hindus believe that Lord Krishna lifted Govardhan Mountain on this day to save the villagers from excessive rains.
Ram Singh, from Jaipur – India, has record-breaking 14ft mustache which he has been growing since the early 1970s and he is very proud of it. He spends two hours a day grooming. He said, “Growing a mustache is like taking care of a baby – you really need to nurture it.”
A Hindu devotee bathed a snake with milk during Nag Panchami festival in Jammu, India. The Hindu festival of Nag Panchami is a day dedicated to the worship of snakes.
Men hold on to a goat during an annual Hindu festival ritual in Khokana village on the outskirts of Katmandu. In the ritual, a female baby goat is thrown into a pond as local men in teams compete to kill it, with the belief that whoever takes the prize will have a prosperous year.