The Beauty of India: 50 Amazing Photos

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Today we’d like to publish something completely different for a change. India, the country of mysterious paradoxes; the land where civilizations and times intermix, a mysterious place which attracts people from all over the world. In today’s showcase we are presenting a little showcase of this astonishing contrast between wealth and misery, contemporary technologies and ancient historical monuments, plenty of languages, cultures and traditions.

We present people, places, traditions, culture and a broad overview of the incredible beauty of India — something different and inspirational for a change. Please let us know if you are interested in seeing more similar posts on Smashing Magazine in the future in the comments below.

The Beauty of India

Heart You1

Heart You2

Feet. Jaipur3

Feet. Jaipur4

catching up!5

catching up!6

Diwali lights7

Diwali lights8

Aishwarya Rai in the making9

Aishwarya Rai in the making10

Golden Temple before Sunrise11

Golden Temple before Sunrise12

A Dreamer Among the Humblest13

A Dreamer Among the Humblest14

10 Interesting Places to Visit Before You Die15

10 Interesting Places to Visit Before You Die16

Smiling.Pali17

Smiling.Pali18

A glance inside, a glimpse outside19

A glance inside, a glimpse outside20

Dark eyes. Pushkar21

Dark eyes. Pushkar22

Prayer at the Temple23

Prayer at the Temple24

Taj Mahal, the other side. Agra25

Taj Mahal, the other side. Agra26

colors-of-india27

colors-of-india28

Sweeping. Varanasi29

Sweeping. Varanasi30

India. A table 31

India. A table 32

Colorful Masks33

Colorful Masks34

Bananiers en paix35

Bananiers en paix36

back to India37

back to India38

Silent Prayer / Amritsar, India39

Silent Prayer / Amritsar, India40

Little Red Riding Hood41

Little Red Riding Hood42

Golden Slumbers43

Golden Slumbers44

india – gujarat45

india - gujarat46

colors-of-india47

colors-of-india48

sri meenakshi sundareswara temple49

sri meenakshi sundareswara temple50

colors-of-india51

colors-of-india52

India style53

India style54

buddha from bodhgaya55

I n d i a *56

colors-of-india57

colors-of-india58

India59

India60

India Wedding61

India Wedding62

Tata Ace – The True India Truck!63

Tata Ace - The True India Truck!64

india65

india66

l’homme de mehrangarh67

l'homme de mehrangarh68

India69

India70

damsel at Pushkar71

damsel at Pushkar72

India- Faces73

India- Faces74

Mosque (Agra India)75

Mosque (Agra India)76

Mosque77

Mosque78

Lal baba79

Lal baba80

Colors81

Colors82

India83

India84

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  1. 1

    Amazing pictures…thank you :)

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    • 2

      Hmm, all i can see is dirt and poor people on this pictures.. It was not a nice feeling to watch this pictures :(

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      • 3

        You are a tool

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      • 4

        Major tool!

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      • 5

        They are poor but happy and contented.
        It is dirty, but it is full of color and life.

        That is India. Great India.

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      • 7

        If that’s all you can see, then i pity the beauty that you are missing in world around us.

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        • 8

          although they might miss out what north america has, at least they can be happy and have a grounding to themselves. it is beautiful to see this and i wish the world can come together. i think the internet has killed family values

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          • 9

            We’re not poor man, there are variety and this variety makes India. We are happy and we enjoy every bit of our culture and tradition. Today the whole world is mad about India because I don’t follow others, we lead the path. I’m proud to be an Indian.

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        • 10

          I could not understand one thing. Why every time someone talks about India, only poor people who are happy and contended with their life, are showcased. I feel it is done because it sells India ( Eg. “Slumdog Millionaire” ).

          I would just say that if there is an Indian sleeping carelessly under the open sky, there is also and an rich Indian sleeping at his/her home with all the meditativeness and calmness. What is important ; Happiness or the place where you are sleeping ?

          It is a big world; beauty and all the good things are lying everywhere. So just do not get infatuated with the one. Travel, roam around and acquaint it yourself.

          :)

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      • 11

        But its real Indian life pictures… Not saying that all indians are poor and dirty, but most of them are, and beauty is that these people still enjoying the life they have…

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      • 12

        Wow !! What made you think that people seen in photographs are poor?? I do not think that there is another place in the world where we can see some one sleeping care free under the open sky.
        Secondly, it is a photography one should see and not the people in photograph. Awesome work done by lens !!

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      • 13

        Yes dude you’re right. it’s an incredible India showing poverty. I amazed to see the image of ” Feet Jaipur, Catching Up, Taj Mahal, the other side. Agra, Colorful Masks, Tata Ace – The True India Truck!” and the winner amazing picture of the whole is colors-of-india where an old man is holding sewing machine on his shoulders..

        Thanks Smashing magazine, in sense of Beauty, you satirically showed the real face of India. We always see incredible India in movies and internet. But this post was really really smashing.

        Thanks

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      • 14

        You are right friend but this not the complete side of India. Its just a showcase of some awesome pics from India.

        If you want to know about real India than you must come once and I will be happy to welcome you and all other friends commenting here.

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      • 17

        I fell very sorry for you if that is all you see.

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      • 18

        i don think ppl in ur country are so happy as we enjoy life here in INDIA… i pity u…

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      • 19

        And a douche

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      • 20

        What an ignorant comment. If you don’t see beauty in those pictures then you must be blind.

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      • 21

        I see happiness in the photos… I see Indian culture… The people… The heritage… The diversity… And most of all Unity…. Thanks for the people for compiling these…

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      • 22

        india is beauty country. what does mean poor for u?

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      • 23

        You do not have creative side in you. So, better shut up.

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      • 24

        Truly, 45% of India is living under BPL. No culture, just dirty customs.

        Some of these are good pics, TBH

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    • 26

      I never knew, India was North India! The title of this is very wrong. It should be “The Beauty of North India”. Great pictures though.

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      • 27

        No wonder why Indians are called racist.. dude you can’t even take India as one complete nation… and you are talking about being proud of it. Anyway, I shouldn’t waste much time over these thoughts….

        @Smashing Mag- Amazing! It was fantastic! All the pictures are awesome and they truly bring out the beauty of India. Would love to see other countries for sure :)

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      • 28

        Venu, u r a stupid.

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      • 30

        ohh Mr. Venu.. i think u havent yet seen Maharashtra ( konkan, Mumbai(place with full of energy), Pune, Nagpur etc… 1st go n see konkan.. ( a place with full of beauty.. n Njoi Yummy fruit MANGO).. go dere and den compare with north..

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      • 31

        Pity,

        Guys can’t read and are easily opinionated with racism charges !

        The guy merely pointed out that the pictures came mostly from the northern parts of India and not from the whole sub-continent. You may observe that save for the Pic from Meenakshi Temple and another possibly, all the other pics are from the Rajasthan,UP zones.

        The pics are indeed great and nobody is suggesting that India is not beautiful, morons. What shall we term such incompoops? Blind ?

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      • 32

        Its completely Northern parts of India except “sri meenakshi sundareswara temple” one of the biggest temple in India which is in Tamil Nadu.. India is BIG and there are many flavors of cultures and languages.. One should need an entire life to know, to learn and to feel the beauty of India.

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      • 33

        venu is 100% correct.. This is Only “Beauty of North India”..

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    • 34

      Despite all the bad press with poverty India appears to be a very vibrant country with so much colour and life

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  2. 35

    Truly awesome, you may check some (less professional) photos of a recent visit of mine here – http://gtziralis.com/incredible-india/

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  3. 36

    Nice pics :o)

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  4. 37

    I am proud to be an Indian. :)

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    • 38

      Yes same here :)

      But these pictures still depict the view the western world has of us, and not the modern India that is slowly ushering in…

      But let me not make it political here — the pics are indeed awesome! Great work.

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    • 41

      Wonderful photos

      @Chilly: You have every reason to be proud.
      @Sanket: Modern India just makes the contrasts more extreme and more interesting. We all have modern offices, call centres and shopping malls and know what they look like.

      Only India has your culture, traditions and history and this article celebrates that and for that I am grateful.

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      • 42

        @Chilly: Same here
        @Sanket: We were at the Chandni Chowk eating paranthas (stuffed fried breads) in all time famous “Parantha Wali Gali”. We had fun but my wife did not like paranthas there and asked me if the place was over rated to which i replied, “sweety, these guyz are serving us from 1870s and back then they did not have any modern facilities like we do have now, so you should enjoy the hospitality and should be thankful that they still exists” … I have been to many parts of the world, have spoken to many people and trust me people do save money to visit India, The Real India and not another Concrete Jungle as @Drew explained and @Drew Thank you very much for your thoughts on modern v/s heritage.

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    • 44

      @Chilly
      Idiot keep your nationalism aside for one damn minute — Another Indian

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    • 45

      I’m proud to have a country like India in a world I live in :)

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    Maximilian Georg Liebscher

    March 20, 2010 11:01 am

    Thank you for sharing these great photos!

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  6. 48

    Some fantastic photos of India, thanks for sharing. Will certainly be inspirational.

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  7. 49

    Lovely images of this amazing country! :)
    A post after my own heart.
    Thanks!

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  8. 50

    Awesome Collection .. but this aint the real india now :)

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  9. 51

    Absolutely amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing this :-)

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  10. 52

    A lot of these photos have a lot of motion going on. I swear I saw some of them move!

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  11. 53

    This is real India…good collection…

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  12. 54

    nice pics… but they don’t depict the true Modern India.

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    • 55

      The photos are themselves proof that this is “real” india. These things exist and because they exist it makes India what it is. Just because you live in a different part of India doesnt mean that this one doesnt exist. And you say it like you are ashamed of it. Shame on you.
      Learn to love and appreciate what you have. You dont see americans complaining on photos of ghettos or ghost towns saying this is not the “real” america. America is not all holyywood, hot dogs and new york and similarly India is not just bombay, bangalore and call centres.
      the only thing in India that I am ashamed of is the politicians. :((

      I loved the Dark Eyes. simply beautiful.

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  13. 56

    Great Collection. Sad, the country is losing it with the time.

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  14. 57

    nice pics… amazing collection.. india is the best…..

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  15. 58

    The colour combinations are gorgeous.

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  16. 59

    Hi,

    Thank you for representing my country so beautifully. I enjoyed looking at a western perspective of India in terms of pictures. One small error, perhaps you’d like to correct it. Picture no. 39 is a mosque and not a temple.

    And yes would love to see snapshots of other countries like Yemen (I am obsessed with the Socotra Island, after I saw a picture in the Conde Nast Traveller monthly Quiz), laos, Chile, Antigua, Hungary, Morocco, Russia etc.

    -
    warm regards
    Asavari.

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  17. 60

    Lovely photos! There are actually much more beautiful places in India.. most of these photos make India look slum-ish… there are actually some really beautiful places in India like southern india, such as Kerala… beautiful rainforests and beaches and backwaters… it’s a big tourist spot

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    • 61

      Yes you are very right

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    • 62

      agree with you..
      when I saw the title, I actually expected to see some backwater and beach photos..
      this collection is no different from Slum Dog Millionaire, makes India look slumish!

      guys, you can try image search for ‘beaches India’ or ‘backwater India’ or anything other than ‘slums in India’. there are more. not just slums!

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  18. 63

    Damn man! I love in India and love this post! <3
    <3

    Gimme more (from other countries too!)

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  19. 64

    Good pictures; it appears that some of these have been photoshop’ed??

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  20. 65

    Great collection. I’m not sure if you guys have been onto the India section at CreativeRoots. If not it is definitely worth checking out. Its got everything from Packaging, Illustration to Photography. http://www.creativeroots.org/?cat=6

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  21. 66

    You can see some beautiful pics from India in Matthieu Aubry’s online gallery, a french photographer: http://matthieu.net/photography/

    India looks like an incredible place! The photos are so amazing!

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  22. 67

    Fantastic, thanks – india, the most photogenic place on earth!

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  23. 68

    i’d be interested to see a collection of ‘the new india’ thoughts?

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  24. 69

    awesome collection, thanks for sharing :)
    but, there is no pik of modern india.

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  25. 70

    Amazing pictures. I hope to shoot such similar things one day too.

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  26. 71

    Pretty amazing pictures! Would love to see this kind of posts in the future too!

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  27. 72

    Wonderful stuff, India is really one of the most photographable countries I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting! Thanks for posting these, love getting to see some great photography on here.

    We were there two years ago and were lucky enough to shoot some weddings, as well as general travel photography around the country! Feel free to check it out: http://theweddingtravelers.com/

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  28. 73

    gr8 pics.. love them :)

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  29. 74

    absolutely stunning! great work, keep it up…would like to see more of this ;)

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  30. 75

    Great photography. India deserves this kind of attention and i am sure everyone like this change :)

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    Cool – The 4th last picture isn’t a Temple . Its a Mosque, See the people praying.

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  33. 82

    Awesome! All of them amazing but some just [have no word to describe state of perfection]
    Прекрасные фотографии!

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  34. 83

    wow..amazing….India will never be the same again with those photos.

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  35. 84

    Simon Harlinghausen

    March 20, 2010 1:31 pm

    Fantastic collection of pictures.
    Stay tuned …

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  36. 85

    impressive collection
    i like it

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  37. 86

    would love to see more of them. keep up that great work SM

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  38. 87

    Inspirational images. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. 88

    Fabulous post!!

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  40. 89

    Awesome collection of pictures.
    If next time so I suggest maybe a little higher resolution, better 700px than 500px width as now :)

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  41. 90

    Sure, I want ! Foreach country !

    India is awesome, Taj Mahal is magic ! Very good photos !

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  42. 91

    Didn’t get enough? Here’s some more from India – http://bit.ly/b9OgJr

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  43. 92

    Lovely collection, thank you :))

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  44. 93

    Do you get permission from the photographer’s to show these on your site?
    Just wondering…

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  45. 94

    I think what is most mysterious and the thing that most foreigners notice about India and Indians are the difficult living conditions in most villages and at the same place they find more smiling faces than in an urban mall.

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    • 95

      very well said!

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    • 96

      @Roy: you got it right, India is developing country, and that sometimes attracts camera (who wants to click a building created by European architect in India). Same way when an Indian visits western world he/she would click which not in India.

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  46. 97

    Oh god, look at Lai Baba’s eyes! Such depth! And the little ones, they are beautiful! All the pictures really tell us much of the beauties of India. One thing is hearing it from others… but looking at these pictures is an experience on its own. Thanks for posting these for everyone to enjoy. I’m puertorican, and I have taken a liking to India’s culture… while I know my knowledge about India is limited, I have cherished every bit of cultural joy I have received from any who have been willing to teach me some. I have studied the Ghita, compared it to the catholic bible, I have followed teachings from an indian guru (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) and every bit of knowledge I’ve received, I hold dear, and I thank God, the divine, fate, and whatever force you believe in, for putting me in this path. :)

    Jai Guru Dev!

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  47. 98

    Just came back from my first trip to India. Photos can not describe, you have to go!

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  48. 99

    This is one of my all time favourites, that happens to be in Kerala, India: http://todayspictures.slate.com/20100212/images/PAR104364.jpg

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  49. 100

    Makes me proud to be an Indian :) .. Thanks to all for all ^ these good comments :)

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  50. 101

    Yes! i love this post! Interesting!

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  51. 102

    Awesome photos!!, i am very touched seeing the photos of Rajasthan fort and also the guy carrying a tailoring machine during the flood. I have taken some pics and posted on my website while i was in india, please have a look http://www.anildesign.com/photography.aspx

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  52. 103

    Gr8 Pics!!! Truly Representing India.

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    thank you for posting these stunning pictures and just like Roy (comment #46), I often wonder what keeps these people so happy even during difficult times. Look at the guy at http://media.smashingmagazine.com/cdn_smash/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/india-038.jpg who is completely immersed in water (floods? I assume) but he is still smiling! what an inspiration!

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    Wow great pictures!
    Nice to see a post focusing India! Would love to see more similarly posts.

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    proud to be a pakistani

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      what? ain’t your comment totally out of scope ? Everyone is proud of their country.. but can we discuss the theme of this post ?? all of you guys.. seriously..

      -An India

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    Fascinating Pictures! Thanks for sharing!

    If you want to see some more breathtaking pictures from India, I would like to point out 2 beautiful collections:

    1) Republic Day Celebration in India –
    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/02/colorful_india.html

    2) The Holi Festival (Festival of Colors) –
    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/03/holi_2010.html

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    these images are good, but if u are looking for real incredible work,
    visit Stevemccurry.com
    online portfolio of the great ngc photographer.

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    Awesome pics… Thanks for posting

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    J Pancras Gomez

    March 20, 2010 8:48 pm

    Nice. Beautiful. So much vibrancy.

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    Vijay Srinivasan

    March 20, 2010 8:58 pm

    Carlos,

    Fantastic pictures, thank you for putting them together.

    Vijay

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    I Love India, Thank you guys, Amazing Photos..

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    Hey

    Those pictures are awesome. thanks for sharing it. a small correction below “Mosque (Agra India)” you mention that image as temple but that’s not a temple that’s a Mosque..

    Thanks

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    Thanks SM ,for this lovely post.However, snaps of how we folks are using modern tech in our own innovative ways would have been an added attraction…and it’s not about some drab malls and matchbox concrete stilts.

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    Thank you, I’ve got a pleasure viewing these photos! Such amazing! and with love to India :)

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    Great pics.

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    Nice post!! Now I am more eagerly waiting for your showcase of Indian websites which
    a) avoid the stereotypes &
    b) still show what’s unique about it being an “Indian” website.

    Awesome!

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    Good collection and thx fr the post
    Comments by another Indian ( Proud to be an Indian :-) )

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    Wow ! that’s awesome pics. Proud to be an Indian.Thanks for posting.

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    Truly India. True color of India. Awesome collection. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. :)

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    Dont know why but there is something very magical and unique here in India (proud to be indian)

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    That why people use to say India is not incredible :)

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    i am really proud to be an Indian
    also watch my photoshop teacher Rahuls photography:

    http://www.snapsnlife.com/

    Rahul SR, currently based in Ahmedabad, India, is pursuing his Master’s in
    Photography Design from the National Institute of Design (NID), which is internationally
    acclaimed as one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field
    of design education and research.

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    Dileep K Sharma

    March 21, 2010 1:07 am

    There is still much more which is left untouched by this post. You should have focussed on brighter side of India also.

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    Great pictures from a great country.

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    Seems like there’s the opportunity for another contrasting collection of modern India. It would be really interesting to see and I’m sure just every bit as good.

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    Amazing pictures..One of the picture is in my hometown…I love my India!

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    truly representative of India.would like to see more of other countries.

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    I’m happy I saw these terrific pictures.

    I have a friend who insisted every National Geographic issue had at least one picture that would qualify as cheesecake: a topless woman, a pretty girl with a come-hither look, something like that. We had a stack of NatGeo issues around and she could always find at least one picture that fit her theory. Kind of ruined looking at the magazine for me (this was twenty years ago).

    I was reminded of her theory when I saw “damsel at Pushkar.”

    All in all, very lovely pictures.

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    Excellent collection, it’s nice to see the diversity of India getting captured through these pictures.

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    I have seen many of these photos in my extensive library of India photo books. They are copyrighted. I see no permission notification in your post. Why is that?

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    This post certainly inspired me but I am waiting for the post that showcase the Indian web design trends and technologies that are popular there.

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    Amazing comment by Gaurav Mishra above, I feel the same (proud to be an Indian), we have travelled the world enjoyed the organized world, but somehow there is beauty in the chaos in this country. Must visit before you die!!!

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    very nice photos.. !! :)

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    Thanks for posting this article…..” East or West INDIA is the Best”…..

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    I recently travelled to India as an artist/photographer with a grant from the British Arts Council, when I was there I stayed with the photography students of NID Ahmedabad (the one academic photography course in India).

    The first camera arrived in India just a few months after it’s invention! Ever since then India has been at the very peak of our perverse Western obsession with looking and ‘the other’..
    In my opinion India is by far the most culturally complex place on this Earth, yet from these photographs all I get is the same old western gaze…
    The photographs you show do not portray reality and they most definitely do not portray India… The slumdog-millionaire effect has done wonders for bringing the country to the forefront of our attention, but that too does a half-arsed job at portraying the country – a few minutes of smiling kids running through the slums does little to portray the reality of the poverty and deprivation in India…
    So much of the imaginary coming out of India is ethically and morally questionable, and photographers bear this weight on their shoulders…

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    Very nice pictures!
    Do not hesitate to visit LaPepi’s photoblog at http://www.lapepi.fr, you’ll find french black&white pictures :)

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    Excellent pictures. You should also have a look at the work of Vinita Agarwal at http://www.vinitaagarwal.com/archives/445/attachment/000041

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    This is one side of India, You must know the other side.

    if u really want to know the greatness of India see this What is the greatness of India?

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    Wonderful images of India!
    Such a beautiful and Diverse country.
    Here’s some more great shots of this incredible Country.
    http://bit.ly/9nNfWv

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    @Friends,

    Amazing photos, India is a developing country so there is all kind of people, mostly poor people try to manage there work by hook or cook to earn some money so that they can survive. So you will see amazing photos of carry overload in small cart or small vehicle.

    That only one part and second part also we need to see

    @Umesh

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    the phographs potray my india.it is so beautiful.they are so elegant

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    Proud to be Indian :-)

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    This is amazing! But to be honest I would like to see SM focusing on web stuffs…

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    Oh i love this kind of photography!
    I am photographer too and wow these are really stunning photos!
    Amazing…

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    One of my pic ‘Buddha from Bodhgaya’ is posted in Beauty of India: 50 Amazing Photos with credit to someone ‘INDIA* ‘
    You can see the original upload at my flickr stream- http://bit.ly/br3hp8 ?(this picture has all right reserved CC license.)
    Could you please give proper credit to right person- Paavani.

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    Great pix, thanx for sharing… :)

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    Yeah, Typical India !!.In short, a country which involves all types of people like good, excellent, even worst that can`t be expected.This is India.

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    Awesome!!

    Nice collection of photographs, much inspiring. Thanks for sharing it.
    Hope we will see more these kinds of post in Smashing Magazine.

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    yes absolutely fantastic. India is really a beautiful county. In these Photos we get a glimpse of the whole country. Thanks

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    India, through the eyes of some photojournalist friends
    http://www.iameye.in
    do check the website, amazing work

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    Great pics, fabulous post, i never thought smashingmagazine has such a huge fan base from India, this is what we are, unity in diversity,
    “Bharath Matha ki jai!!”

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    I actually just got back from India a month or two ago, and it really is an incredible place.
    I put up a few galleries here.

    http://www.brandknewme.com/?cat=4

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    Alejandra Herrera

    March 21, 2010 11:28 am

    Me parecen fantasticas, deseo me sigan enviando este material

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    Christopher Anderton

    March 21, 2010 11:35 am

    Geeez. All those comments complaining of not showing the “modern” india. Get over it. It’s a post about beautiful photographs. Not a documentary post about every single aspect of India.

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    No wonder Steve McCurry loves to photograph in india too.
    http://www.stevemccurry.com/main.php

    Steve McCurry is well known by the Afghan Girl Photo and has
    a full portfolio of breathtaking photographs form beautifull places and people around the world.

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      At least one of the photos in this slideshow was stolen from Steve McCurry, the men on the train.

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    This is just so much of me…beautiful colours evyday around…yet rarely noticed…thnx a lot

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    These are incredible and so inspirational thanks! Would love to see more posts like this – you can draw inspiration from anything. Makes the world seem like a smaller place too. I’m off to play with some of these beautifully vibrant colours!

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    Hello,

    My name is Charles I come from Paris. I studied photography in Beaux Arts and now I am a webdesigner in a web agency. Of course I continue to produce some work in photography, and I am a little bit shocked about this post.

    I will explain: I consider that kind of photo is meaningless, this is just a serie of images without any information. For me it is just some “beautiful images” around a theme. I understand the philosophy of Smashing Magazine and that kind of post have a good place in your blog because you linked the image together to give an idea about the theme.

    I am just shocked about the “no sequence” there is no continuity and I am lost in the middle of this image flow. Because in photography an image alone has no sens.
    But if you well mixed together and if there is like “a story”, of course it is very important to well selected the photography with the same way to take the picture, you have a sequence. And in your serie, this is the reason why I am shocked, there is too many style mixed together.

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      I totally agree with this…

      and I felt title was not justified…

      ( this is the + and – of india )

      anyways .. keep going one day you definitely catch the beaty of INDIA. (one my favorite site smashing magazine, first time … disappointed me, may be because i am an indian)

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    Anurag Upadhaya

    March 21, 2010 2:06 pm

    One of the best collection of Indian pics that I have ever seen. Truly amazing.
    Feels good to be part of such an amazing place. Proud to be an India :)

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    Just wonderful!!
    I’d love more posts like this!
    thank you very much.

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    I understand this is not a photography website, but it would be very interesting to put some details about the camera with which these pictures were taken with! Amazing article =) Very inspiring.

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    Awesome Post and worth bookmarking…

    One thing thought, Some photos of ‘Modern India’ along with these would have made a bigger impact on me… anyways a cool collection

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    Amazing Pictures !!

    Thank you Smashing :) :)

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    I really want to go there some day

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    They’re beautiful images! I just went to Calcutta, Shillong (2 days after we left, there were protests there!), Kaziranga National Park and Guwahati back in December. I fell sick, twice! And that’s in addtion to my runny stomach upsets that seems to be the norm for delicate foreigners. Yet, i cried as the plane take off from India. It’s truly a rich and wonderful experience, an eye-opener that the amount of happiness does not equate to what you hv in ur bank account or how many friends u hv.

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    I’d love to see more of collections like this. And well, with their counterpart inspired artworks.

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    fabulous!
    East or West India is the Great!

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    Great Pic. Collections.
    I proud to be an Indian.

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    I love my India.I am proud to be an Indian………..

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    Koushik Banerjee

    March 21, 2010 8:55 pm

    awesome collection of My India… I am proud to be an INDIAN and will be alwayz for it’s rich culture, tradition and the deep root it has. Thnx for sharing the pics… :)

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    Really nice pictures..

    Even though something missing,apart from these lots & lots of beauty is here…
    Jai ho!!!!

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    There’s melancholy, there’s abundance, and there’s grandeur. Every picture has a dash of glory and it was certainly pleasant to view them. Felt like revisiting India. Thanks for sharing.

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    Fantastic photos of India, thanks for sharing…..

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    Great Sharing!.. Love it!

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    Pranav Ainavolu

    March 21, 2010 9:24 pm

    soooooo cute!
    great snapshots!!

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    Loved it…

    Thx
    KM

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    So nice and lovely India. I lv india.

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    Very Nice Picture!
    India is best country of the world.

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    JingalalaDesigns

    March 21, 2010 9:43 pm

    Thank you for showing such breathtaking stories of my country.

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    Kerala is a beautiful place….
    watch:
    vythirivillage.com

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    Amazing pictures of country’s diversity. Thanks for posting

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    If they don’t know anything about Indian culture, traditions, history & heritage there is no point in giving critics or comments about Country.
    These is India these how we live. And I’m proud to be an Indian!

    Absolutely Smashing!!! Thanks for sharing this photos.

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    thanks for visual treat…

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    Now that is My Country, India, for you! Proud of my country :)

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    fantastic! I’ll go visit someday
    Cheers! SM

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      Whenever you wish to visit INDIA.
      We all are welcome the newcomers
      I am sure that you gonna enjoy the new world. and i proudly says i am an INDIAN.
      Jai ho..!!

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    Great Pics…….. I am proud to be an Indian………

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    Hello all,

    this is to those who waste their time talking about whether or not they are proud of the nation & try to defend their nation (India)

    Me: Guys, it doesn’t matter. That’s not what the post is all about. It’s about great photography. Leave your comments & stop discussing how good or bad your nation is.

    This is to SmashingMagazine:

    Me: Thanks for sharing such a great collection Indian Photography.

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    Thank you for presenting the up and down of my country….the pictures speak themselves the stories.

    Thank you once again.

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    Thanks to “Juliya Izgiyeva” for showing the beauty of India. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to see more.

    Thanks for smashing magazine who ‘ve thought of posting this.
    Thanks again

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    Great pics really! Thank you. Would love to see more of these.

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    Amazing photos. Incredible India!

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    Wonderful India……….:) nice photos

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    @juliya-izgiyeva
    Great Post!
    You awake all Indians!!
    now please focus on Indian Designers!

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    Excellent stuff!

    @smashingmagazine: why did you leave out our amazing wildlife?

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    I would like to see some posts of Pakistan pictures as well

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    Absolutely amazing pictures, takes you in. Thanks for the wonderful post.Cheers.

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    You made the ordinary look inspirational. Beautiful. Thanks!

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    I also managed to get one great shot in India, of the Golden Temple in Amritsar:
    http://christophsfotoblog.de/index.php?/P0/

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    colors from the indus valley..
    v interesting !

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    india Unleashed :)

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    Amazing shots ! The beauty of landscapes and people makes this pictures magic…

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    Tejendra Shandilya

    March 22, 2010 1:09 am

    Gr8 Photography

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    Great culture!

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    Amazing to See Indian Pics at smashing magazine

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    Superb shots. Awesome. I want to go back!!

    Some more
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bimma/sets/72157622863585802/show/

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    The mind is its own place.. it can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven!!!… Likewise… some ppl prefer to focus on the negative rather than the extraordinary ……. and its more of a reflections of ourselves when you make that choice…
    More to the point.. amazing pics…… truly captured the essence of India..!!

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    The photos were amazing! But, you should have included South India too. Also you could have shown a bit of modern India. India is far more beautiful than that in the photos. Anyway I loved the photos and I would suggest you to keep posting photos of other countries too.

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    Wonderful. Would like to see India one day, looks like a great place!

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    Dilip Kr. Shukla

    March 22, 2010 2:20 am

    Just loved It. Great!

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    Gorgeous! Makes me miss my time in Northern India in 2005!

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    WOW! Wonderful Colorful collection!

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    amazing photos…. great captured. my fav

    Dark eyes. Pushkar
    Feet. Jaipur
    Aishwarya Rai in the making
    A Dreamer Among the Humblest
    Smiling.Pali
    Prayer at the Temple
    colors-of-india
    buddha from bodhgaya
    India Wedding
    Tata Ace – The True India Truck!
    l’homme de mehrangarh
    Lal baba
    India

    though all are good, but these the best…. :)

    sudhir

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    author of this post have shown only worst side of india. what is her motto, i don’t know. The author try to show only dirty pictures to world that india is poor n dirty country.

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    What’s next? 150 impressive pictures of dead birds? Useless post.

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    I AGREE THAT THESE ARE ALL WELL PHOTOGRAPED AND PHOTOSHOPPED PICS. BUT I DON’T AGREE YOUR DEFINITION – “BEAUTY OF INDIA”. APART FROM FEW PICTURES ALL I SEE IS GARBAGES, MESSED WIRES, SOME HANDS, OLD PEOPLES FACES ETC. I CAN’T SAY IT IS A GOOD COLLECTION OF PICTURES. IT DOESN’T SHOW THE REAL BEAUTY OF INDIA.

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      I felt the same. You could have showed the “REAL” beauty of India not the garbage. I feel like Smashing Magazine is making fun of India.

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    Well first let us define what is dirt!
    I live in Germany, such a developed country, and I guarantee you that Germans, unlike most people would think (because they don’t know them) are more dirty than indians!
    Beautiful pics ! Can’t wait to visit it and wallow in it’s dirt!!!

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    Rajesh Balakrishnan

    March 22, 2010 5:36 am

    Supreb! Supreb!! Supreb!!! Collections… 1st rank goes to “buddha from bodhgaya”

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    The people who says the pictures are showing dirty India and poor India .. blah blah.
    I wish that please come only once to India and i am sure that you people know the difference b/w the other countries to INDIA. All the countries in the world had some traditions with them. But India is the mother of all.
    That made me proud to say I am an Indian and I love India..:)
    Have a nice day. Keep up..

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    Jayaho…… India…. Jayaho… Proud to be an Indian, Great stuff Juliya Izgiyeva but you shown only worst side of India, Not the real beauty of India, anyway thank you so much for this post.

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    All I can see is Ugly, Poor and Dirty People. Don’t know how indians can be proud of that. Even if you see the Taj Mahal it shows garbage aside, so what’s the magic?

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    Awesome…..great artistic photos..

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    I feel the comments are more interesting than actual pictures. very few are talking about photography aspect of it, camera, lenses etc..

    this post shows:

    1. active Indian community on the net
    2. their emotional attachment towards the country (especially when they live abroad)
    3. that they can make issue out of nothing, discuss it and finally thrash each other (last laugh is important.)
    4. look at the number of comments people- so beautiful.

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    To me these photocollection topics are always a wonder how lightly copyrights of others are trampled on. And not even the lightest of names are just brushed on a heap and presented as a collection of own fabrication. See how one would appreciate it when your photos are published without payment or even a name citation.
    Then there is even further the status of shown files. Many if not most would not be considered photographs by most newspapers and magazines photo-editors. There has been to much souping with photoshop and the like. Only the old ones are photographs in the sense that the image existed at one specific moment of time in the past.

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    Nice photos.. But > Never call yourself a photographer while using the HDR method. It’s boring and unreal…

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      The HDR technique is a valid process to compensate for the limitations of the digital medium. If overdone, it looks manipulated, but if correctly used, it represents the vision the photographer had at the time the picture was taken.

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    Gaurav Chaudhary

    March 22, 2010 7:26 am

    I am an Indian and i must say u have presented a beautiful India, it’s traditions, cultures people they all are true (and very beautiful as i see) but India is such a diversified country so modern India is also you might wanna showcase!

    Congrats on such a great post! Hope to see more…

    Gaurav

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    Great pics! Really makes me want to go back to India again. Love the people there!!

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    Whatever it may be…. These whole pictures belongs to India. The one who feels shame or pity should realize that this is the reality. These are our surroundings. Everyone in every country cannot be wealthy. The matter to be considered here is they are still enjoying their colours of life. I yet not seen anyone in those pictures holding placards saying that they need help from anyone of us. Everyone has the right to live. and who said they are poor? They are really enriched with freedom, happiness, enjoyment and that is the true wealth that a man can achieve from his life. Feel Jealous with them and think how many of those rich people are able to share those with others ?

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    I’m waiting for Smashing Magazine displays a collection of interesting photos from Indonesia :)

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    Beautiful pics! It’s the most beautiful version of india!

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    These photos have certainly stirred up the Indian community of SM followers. Without doubt, the photos are “photogenic” in the true sense and therefore been selected; whether they represent the” true India” will be debated for aeons. The reason being defining Indian culture itself is very difficult, and, in my opinion, even a thousand photos will not suffice to represent “true Indian culture.” There’ll always be one more.

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    You should credit the photographers. It bothers me that you’re taking these photos from them without compensation or credit of any kind.

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    Nice photos but what I can’t understand is why we Indians can’t keep cheap nationalism out of it. What I’m trying to understand is what prompts people to say “I’m proud to be an Indian” by looking at these photographs. It can’t be the poverty, dirt and hard life that this photos capture. Probably it is the beauty and colour. Most Indians who have commented here are from the middle-class, well-off sectors of society and are sort of ashamed of the seamy side of India and would like to brush it under the carpet, as it were. As some have been quick to comment why the “modern” India has been left out of this collection. The thing is that we Indians lack self-confidence and are always seeking approval from others and always trying to look good in the eyes of the world. Ours is an ancient country with rich history and culture and we have much to be proud of but our understanding and appreciation of it is superficial and utilitarian, and that’s what make us trumpet our nationalism by seeing a motley collection of photos. People grow up. You’re not really proud to be an Indian, this is just another opportunity for you to say to the world “we are no less”. As if the world cares. Agreed India is unique but so are other cultures and countries. They all have their place.

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    Some wonderful photos here. I’m currently planning a trip across Asia from Turkey and I’ve been wondering whether to go via Central Asia (the ‘Stans) or down through India. These photos are really swinging it for me with the magnificent photography and just all-round awesomeness! Even better than DubLi!

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    Beautiful collection of Indian cultural, festivals and faces images.

    Thanks for shearing images.

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    Feel like hopping on the next flight to India … good collection.

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    Thanxu so much From Mexico really amazing photos
    the flicks are just uncanny thanx for sharing these awesome moments from India

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    The beat of my heart became faster after saw them (:

    Hugs.. from Chile.

    http://www.flickr.com/azucarycanela

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    Great pictures, really does capture the magic of India. Please take a look at my own photos of India – http://www.shotbyjohn.co.uk/travel.html – I fell in love with the country on this trip.

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    Great Pics! There’s lot more in India to show. A regular monthly India pics post would be great.

    Thanks for this though!

    Cheers

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    Thanks you so much really insightful. I miss home :(

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    Superb compilation of snaps.. Really colorful.. n heavily inspiring..

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    I’d like to see Pakistan–many people think Pakistan and India are the same kind of culture, but they’re really not at all. I’d also like to see other Muslim countries represented, too. :)

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    Beautiful images. Beautiful country. Beautiful people. I love the images portrayed – I see nothing but a wealth of spiritual health in these images. How blessed the people of India. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Really Fabulous post … waiting for another post for BEAUTY OF INDIA!!

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    Nice collections!!! can we expect the photos of Modern India

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    Really nice to c d bunch of “The Beauty of India”. Lot more things in India to see……

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    I wish if i had a very huge brush and very huge white paint bucket, i would have painted the GLOBE with that, no india, no america, no pakistan, no london, no australia, nothing. Just enjoy and feel the essence of the post.
    ************************************************
    My blog: yayeps.wordpress.com/

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    Superb compilation thanks for sharing !!

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    Thanks for showing Incredible and colorful India.

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    Great Pictures

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    these pictures show the beauty and the ugly side of india…though they are poor..most of them are happy with what they have…you can see it frm their faces…i love these shots…especially the two kids…they look adorable..

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    very nice photos

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    For the very first time, there is no profile about the author of this post – Juliya Izgiyeva. Smashing Magazine, can you answer that question ps? How do we know whether she was eligible for the selection of photos?

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      exactly!! u r soo true….u know the same feeling i get when i clicked the author’s name, i think thrs lot much biasing going on in smashingmagazine, what you say?

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    delicacy for the eyes…

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    Good collection…expecting more attractive n sharp collection…

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    For people living in the western world some of these pictures might be disturbing but I believe one can only see if you open your eyes and look at everything. Beautiful pictures and I love to travel to this amazing country.

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    Great selection, I loved travelling through northern India and now want to visit the south too, loved the photos from the Holi festival
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/decker27/sets/72157604794521815/detail/

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    Really Amazing! Great Photography!

    Thanks for sharing!

    But, lot of beautiful locations also there in India. I don’t know why they are shown only poor and poverty kind of things.

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    Emmanna unnaya (Awesome) solid looking dude………..
    Well done keepit up…………..

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    I don’t think smashingmagazine should post these sort of things, as few people are taking it personally, and few comments shows that people are getting heart and trying to prove that india is a great country.

    But my dear friends greatness never needs to be defined. It finds it’s popularity itself.

    And everything have some positive and negative point, so does India.

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    Amazing pics!!!

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    Comments stating “Proud to be Indian” is totally unnecessary and irrelevant to this post. Why we are so overexcited about smashingmagazine publishing a post about India.

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    Wow amazing pictures!
    check out the let’s colour team who are going to Jodhpur ont he 2nd to take some amazing shots of a project they are running there with the local communtiy
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lets-Colour-India/370918713355?v=wall&ref=ts

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    Very nice images, Thanks for showcasing the country.

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    pictures are amazing,
    well about the quotes i’ll say that “beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes”
    and one universal truth is “whole world is family”
    So if someone thinks INDIA is poor than i think world is also poor,
    come out of constrained thoughts , dont be an idiot, god created only one world , not few hundred countries.
    GOD is everywhere , means he is in everyone, so if you cant love someone, that means you hate god……….

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    To ” Juliya Izgiyeva ” …and Admin.

    Great pictures… Love Mughal Era…

    You can also check a post on Lahore Fort another Mughal’s Mark in Lahore, Pakistan. Lahore is also called the ” Garden of the Mughals ”

    http://bluzed.com/about-me/designs-of-lahore/

    And yeah.. as pointed by other friends above, you might need to get that little error fixed.. THE 4TH LAST PICTURE IS A ” MOSQUE ” and not a ” TEMPLE ”

    I guess smashing magazine is a place where people come from different coutries and cultures and learn about each other as well… other than design.. so the admin should try to keep the info error free… atleast when pointed out by that many users…
    Keep up the good work SM !!!

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    INDIA = FILTH = MALARIA = HAPPINESS

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    Thank you for including shots of Amritsar (The Golden Temple)

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    Almost all images are classic; it is the aesthetics and colours; not about filth or poverty or malaria; as a highly populated country, these things are there, but India is coming to the leading role; but i don’t like over patriotism; the earth is there, so any country is there. so let us hope a great future for this globe as a whole

    About those who see only bad side of everything, there is a poetic local saying in Kerala, ” Even in the milky udder of cow, the mosquito opt for blood to suck”

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    its nice to see some really cool pictures of our own country when we are living on Europe =)

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    Great Post… luv to see more like this :-D

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    As you say in the headline, amazing photos!

    shameless plug carlrosekilly.co.uk

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    I am from India… I saw a few pictures which were well portrayed and few which were not, but on all, you had the theme in place…Good work

    I have posted about this article in my blog

    keepwrite.com/2010/03/smashing-magazine-writes-about-india.html

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    Bhaskar Varshney

    March 23, 2010 8:36 pm

    Hello Everybody,

    i really enjoyed the photostream and thanks a lot for sharing the same with a larger audience but on the other hand please donot mix your personal emotion experience with the photostream, the comment section is only to comment about the photos and not about country (LIKE THE WAY MR. GEORGE HAVE DONE ABOVE IT ABOVE) the good and bad is there in every country and if people will start writing about the same, i m sure people will not post photographs in future

    god bless and once again thanks a lot for sharing

    Bhaskar Varshney (common man)

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    Bandar kia janay Adrak ka sowad:D
    Lovely Pic and Lovely Place….

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    C’est le plus beau pays au monde!Je pourrais y revenir des milliers de fois….

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    Love the post.. Proud to be an Indian!

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    Incredible India!!! :)

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    To everyone above,

    About the photos, exceptional! Its a shame if anyone sees filth and poverty and dirt in them, because that just means you are sadly blind. Every place on this planet is great and every place has its less glam side, as an Indian Im just proud that no matter what we havent lost what the rest of the world has – the ability to have a grounded, simple and smiling life. And even if not everyone here is a rich man with a Merc and if 60% of India DOES live in villages, so what?! Get over it people! What matters is that inspite of that we are still a nation that is content with our lives. There is so much beauty in the picture of a old mans face lined with wrinkles or a face of a child with streaks of dirt. Stop arguing about whats good or bad about this place. Be happy with the land that has given you life.

    To the admin/author of this post,
    No arguing that the pictures were breathtaking.. But it would have been great if the credit was given to the photographers who actually took these pictures. And it would also have been great if you would include some pictures from down south.

    Thanks,
    Annie.

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    Very cool photo, under the impression

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    Thanks for The Beautiful Images Of My INDIA. Proud to be an Indian.

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    Really beautiful pictures….showing different colours of India!

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    Malheureusemsnt je ne suis pas indienne!Je suis fiere de connaitre ce pays-le plus beau du monde-et je pourrais y revenir des milliers de fois!!!!!

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    I really like the colors of India because its our(Pakistan’s) neighboring country.
    We Pakistani, lovers of Smashing would be really thankful , if a similar post could be posted regarding the beauty & colors of Pakistan.

    I can help you in this regard. Follow this link to take a look at Pakistan (A paradise on earth).
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/awara/sets/72057594137465620/with/105790209/

    Regards,
    321webdesigner

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    Really awesome collection….

    i am also Indian & u proud to b…..

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    True India lives in those pictures. Awesome … thank you for such a beautiful pictures.
    Incredible !ndia

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    This is the only post i did’nt like in smashing magazine. Though i am an Indian child, there are much Interesting pictures which could have been posted. There is only filthy shown. For instance there are much better pictures of the Taj Mahal then the dirty snap which is put. Diplomatic way of putting us down.

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    As a foreigner from a western culture, and a so called third world country I have been to India twice. There is no place like it on earth. My pics are here http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpbrouard/sets/72157600001194147/

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    The Photograph marked “TEMPLE” is not really a temple. Its one of the mosques in North India. Please notice the 3 people standing in the photographs they are practicing prayers in Islam.

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    This is awesome, thanks for sharing!

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    Harshit S Rathore

    March 24, 2010 5:55 am

    Amazing collection of colorful Indian beauty, I’m really thankful to you for showing the different colors of our India together.

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    Poverty is an global issue, how do you consider poverty? buying food even as cheap as it is, are they consider poverty? No, do you consider poverty the way they dress? I think not so.

    Anyway Excellent Pictures! God Bless India

    :)

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    This collection is captivating and I will definitely be keeping some of these images in my stash for inspiration. Thanks for sharing – I think its important for us to expose ourselves to visuals from all over the world and broaden our perceptions of the world and human condition.

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    Sadhvika Agrawal

    March 24, 2010 8:13 am

    Great collection of images, thank you for sharing. On our Indian Travel blog we have also done a few photography collection posts. One of our favourites was 10 photos that make you want to see India:

    http://blog.mahindrahomestays.com/inspiring-india-10-photos-that-make-you-want-to-see-india

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    Take us around the world!

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    Great to see Indian Photos up here :) Thanks Smashing Magazine.

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    Guys and gals here,

    I would like to remind you that this post is a first of its kind here at Smashing Magazine and should be appreciated with warmth. I am taking this opportunity to congratulate Smashing Magazine for trying something really different. Its a great new concept of showcasing photographs to exhibit the essence of a country.

    This is a design website for god’s sake! Stop taking everything personal and trying to prove that India’s a great country! The photographs speak for themselves – that India is definitely a country which every citizen of India would feel proud of. Why do you guys want to shout again and again that India is a great country and so on?

    Stop and try to appreciate the author of this post for the wonderful photographs. No one seems to have noticed the noble effort of the photographer to show the beauty and essence of India.

    I have always failed to understand why Indian people are so proud of themselves for no meaningful reason. Stop trying to be racist as I remind you again, this is a design website!

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      Yes friend you are right, this is a design related website and i really appreciate this post.
      “People should look at the art and photography in this not just dirt and the poverty.”

      If someone is just looking at the dirt and the poverty, than i think its on them that they want to look at positive aspects(art & photography) or just negative(dirt & poverty).

      Thanks a lot to Smashing Magazine for posting these awesome pics. :)

      Regards
      Atul

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    Well, here I have seen only beauty and color! Really cool photographs to inspire the inner eyes..

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    Proud to be Indian, love this pics

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    Awewome pitures. Thanks SM.

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    These are amazing picks of pictures…

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    its wonderful………………………….

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    Nice to see Indian Pics.. Really Great!

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    cool pics, I have also one very wonderful Portrait , at below url
    wasimshaikh.in
    feedback on same,

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    Nice to see my country’s pictures ^^ They’re amazing!

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    truely amazing pictures.. :)

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    Great pictures. Where else but Incredible India. who is the photographer.

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    Yes this is my India. Loving it very much. Good collections.

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    I love my India!

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    Pic are really nice ,,,,,but one is wrongly tagged as temple. Its a mosque with people offering namaz.

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    I proud to be an indian… I LOVE MY INDIA..

    Thanks for the post SM :)

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    An amazing collection, a real eye opener, to the good..and not so good side of India.
    Very inspritational in terms of colour as well!!

    Thanks

    :)

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    Awwwweeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssooooooooooooooommmmmmmmeeeeeeeeee pics. Hats off SM.

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    I like the photos( although a little too much Photoshop in some!) but not the post – for me photos like these belong in a slide-show (in HD large format maybe) with a black background and some information about them. I also think that India is such a huge and varied country that to put pictures of all corners and all cultures has no continuity and in my opinion serves no real purpose – there are far better ways to “display” such images – so good idea but thumbs down for overall “lazy” presentation – time to move on from this format, no? .. but hey what a country!!

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    I am so proud to be an Indian.

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    Amazing shots of India- colorful chaotic but happy country

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    Elvin González Shejab

    March 25, 2010 1:12 pm

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Loved the pics.
    Keep Spreading the good Work.

    In my words If one know the “mysterious paradoxes” it becomes easy to communicate with other world…
    Other post should be encouraged focusing on various countries.
    Let’s understand the cross cultural values of different parts of the world…
    It will make a difference.And can solve many problems …

    Cheers
    Alok Tiwari
    India

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    Carlos Zambrano

    March 25, 2010 4:20 pm

    Great pictures!!1 i went to India and stay ther 6months, amazing Country!!!

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    Good to see some pics of my country. After all the world is still interested in Indian culture & traditions. While we ignore it to the core and run behind the west. What a pity

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    amazing pictures.. thanks a ton SM. Please keep up this interesting work alive.

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    Great…..

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    Real photography should not consist of photoshop effects.

    Well you can make beautiful photo effects and “enhance” it with the photoshop. but it become artificial, the charm of the real photography looses. As for example “A glance inside, a glimpse outside”, “Golden Slumbers” etc have some layers of photoshop on the actual photograph taken. Though looking good, but it lacks the charms of photography. Even an avarage photograph can be modified to a “great photograph” using photoshop. … is not it?

    SM, next time so please select these “photoshoped photographs” in different section.

    Except few of those, others are great…… Amazing India.

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    Sorry guys i don’t agree that india is a beautifull country.. its just photoshop.. photoshop can make anything look good.. look at Taj Mahal, the other side. Agra photo, clean your country first indian people.. or use photoshop to clean it.. lol !!! sorry never mind.

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      Manaworks, most people saw beauty in the eyes of the chlidren, stories and mystery in the eyes of the bearded men , a play of colors and light , beauty in the variety and simplicity etc . All you saw was the dirt on the other side of Taj and Photoshop . Therein lies the beauty of India , it shows you exactly where you need to clean up !

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        A befitting reply
        INDIA is GREATTTTTT !! AND BEAUTIFUL too.
        I invite you, MANAworks to INDIA

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      photoshop your thoughts- manasucks.

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      @manaworks

      Thanks for your suggestions but i think you have never visited – Bangalore (IT CITY), Mumbai, Gurgaon, Ooti….

      We should look at the positive aspects of this not just negative……Anyways thanks for your suggestions

      Regards,
      Atul

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      manaworks MAY BE YOU HAVE SEEN A SOME PART OF INDIA
      I THINK SOMEBODY IS LOOKING A BAD SECTOR OF INDIA BUT THEY DON’T KNOW THAT THEY HAVE ALSO HAVING SAME BUT DIFFERENCE ONLY THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO SE ANY BAD SECTOR IN OTHERS.ALL FINGERS ARE NOT SAME IN YOUR HAND. PLZ. MIND IT

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      Tu Gadha hai

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      Tu Gadha hai
      Tu Gadha hai

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      i agree with mana he iz right,,,,,,,

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      Sorry guys i don’t agree that india is a beautifull country.. its just photoshop.. photoshop can make anything look good.. look at Taj Mahal, the other side. Agra photo, clean your country first indian people.. or use photoshop to clean it.. lol !!! sorry never mind.

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    Incredible India !!!

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    I proud to be an indian…

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    @manaworks…. Sorry to disappointed you. India is really a beautiful country.

    Tajmahal is itself so beautiful that it does not require any photoshop effect :) And there are so many things you found here amazing.

    My point is that people should not use photoshop effects to change the original picture. That does not mean all beautiful things are made of photoshop in India.

    “.. or use photoshop to clean it.. ” .. it’s a great idea. Do you people use this method to clean your country? I’m really excited… :D

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    Excellent pics . Make me want to ” Just grab my camera and start clicking “

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    Well See the comments here…
    such a varied and contrasting comments
    Anyone will just laugh on this…. AND one this is for sure that IT CAN HAPPEN ONLY IN INDIA or On INDIAN TOPICS…

    btw INDIA is Great and we don’t need any certificate from anyone…

    THANX SM !!!!

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    Hi guys !
    One of my old friend just came back from India, and she brought with her some pics…and they realy rocks !!!
    Enjoy this :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chloeesteve/

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    excellent work.all the colours and its hues of india at one place.

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    The pictures are beautiful…….Its soooooo India :) Love it

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    Hey there, I think this is an excellent work. Of course eventually we’ll surely see this kind of post on a better format, indicating exactly which pics are modyfied and which aren’t… But, it really is a great iniciative. My congratullations to SmashingMagazine for the idea, I hope we can have more inspirational posts like this one in the future.

    And yes, India, Latin america, the World in general is dirty. We humans are the only ones to blame, but instead of complaining about perception, why don’t we just clean up the mess we made? India is not the only one whith this problem… open your eyes and you will see.

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    Proud to be an Indian.

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    There is 10 pictures from India. It’s a friend of mine… : http://www.flickr.com/photos/37644754@N06/

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    wow! Thank you so much for showing real India, I proud to be Indian. :)

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    Venkataraghavan

    March 26, 2010 6:21 pm

    Some of these pictures are lovely, but some of these pictures also seem to have been heavily photoshopped.

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    Proud to be an Indian… Love the pics

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    what about pakistan ??

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    surprised to see so many indians following smashingmagazine!!

    go India go!

    :)

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    hiiiiiii
    nice india, beautiful india
    i love my india

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    Yes!!!!!! beautiful colors of India, sensational and touching. India, please welcome me, I will come this November, cant wait to see more. I agree with Robin. It is a mosque. Hope can see more of India.

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    sandeep upadhyay

    March 27, 2010 7:20 am

    Amazing collections, These collections showing heart of India.

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    The land of mystery and great culture . Loved it.The pictures are amazing and thanks for sharing. I think it’d be better to compile beautiful pic.s from all over the world. That would make a great article.

    Keep up the good work . SM . You guys rock!

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    Breathess!

    Ppl love to see stereotypical kinds o stuff, ignorance! Thers much more than that in India! She rocks, watte nation! unified in extreme diversity!

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    These are very glimpses of the great INDIA !!! We are in worlds best country to live life with maximum joy and freedom!!!

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    Lakshmi Mareddy

    March 28, 2010 9:44 am

    Great Pictures. Could not help but laugh at half the commentors. Why? This is the most number of Indians collected at one commet list.. :) And they are being true to form. For all the non Indians out there, it is very normal for Indians to be regional, diss one another etc. No apologies here, we are just being Indian..

    I have noticed quite a few westerners who are upset about being poor. In India, we take all walks of life in our stride. It is sad that “Slumdog Millionaire” kinds of movies or societal view only appeals to westerners. Some of the commentors are right. We do have so much more to offer, but is never chosen for whatever reason.

    I think in photography or story telling people like to see drama or contrasts, which is available in certain segments of society only.. Cliched but everpresent, nonetheless.. :) Thats why we only see lots of color, traditional costumes, portraits, light shadow effects etc. It would be nice if creativity also affords more interesting compositions, and not a touristy approach :) Any Indian photographers are ready to bite?

    PS: I would be also interested in learning about different cultures, places etc. To the smashing folk [Vitaly, Swen, Michael, Ursula and the nameless team] over here, good job!

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      Lakshimi, i am so glad you said what you said about only certain kinds of images being shared, ie., the most touristy kind. I am going to India later this year for my first time, and want to do it justice with my camera. From a visitor’s point of view, the things that are most often photographed are those which we do not see in our own culture … we are surprised and delighted by these sights, and want to capture them … in fact we want to capture everything! Your culture has long been known to be the most interesting and colourful culture of all, in terms of diversity and visual appeal. When i am there i will be looking for the less-seen images to capture, those that reflect daily life and personal interractions, as much as possible.

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      I agree. India has more & much to learn from about western common perceptions of reality.

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      mam, iam a graduate student from kerala. studying BMMC(bachelor of multimedia communication). i have some photographs that i clickd. i would like to upload those to the web to get better comments & critiscisms. i wd like to get good exposure. am also doing graphic designing. i had read all the comments & i noticed urs bcoz i think u are not following anyone & invading the new way. .
      am asking this to you bcoz i didnt find anyone who can show me a better way.
      pls rply, only if you dont mind. :)
      siva
      sry fr languge prblms if any

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    Chandan,

    I got to agree with the other poster, I have lived in India, take the constructive advice “CLEAN UP INDIA” there is garbage everywhere, no open space, no parks built in big cities, no town planning, all the major tourist spots have no infrastructure, look at Mt Abu and Ooty it went from a beautiful place a garbage dump, it used to have horse racing, beautiful parks, now it is chaotic and streets are dirty as hell…

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    India is a marvelous country. It’s unfortunate that some places are not kept particularly clean (referring to the river photo).

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    Who needs skyscrapers, cafe’s, clubs and art museums when you have all of this?

    Wonderful collection. India is a treasure of the earth.

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    Good photos. Would been great without Photoshop, etc., edits

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    Amazing post!

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    mental note:
    must visit india soon …

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    Great collection !
    Jean-Michel

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    hey yar superb pics dear and i proud to be an indian.

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    Shabbir Lakdawala`

    March 30, 2010 9:50 pm

    Interesting pictures…of my country

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    Very nice photos

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    Lovely photos of The beauty of India in all of its many blends and views.

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    Stunning!

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    Great Collection….. Thanks

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    Really Wonderful

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    Nice compilation. I recognize most of the pictures are taken by Nat Geo photographer Steve McCurry. Photoshop – no photoshop – INDIA is a colorful, diverse and lively country like it or not – the rest can suck it!! :p

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    While the photos are no doubt beautiful , the collection on the whole is pretty one dimensional …. colors, temples and “poor” people
    there’s more to India than this stereotype !!

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      One dimensional – I agree. These are some of the most “pushed” images into the world’s face representing the country. Almost resembles an alien landscape. Like James Cameroon’s ‘Avatar’s pagan aliens except without the tails.

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    Incredible India miss you much….

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    yuk….the same ol crap…BORING

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    Pls note that the image titled TEMPLE is not a temple so its incorrect to portray the message through its title. Infact its the inner view of the Masjid (mosque) and people are in their standing position of their prayer.

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    Really Wonderful

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    excellent.. i luv my india

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    This is my India. It happens only in India.

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    Really nice!!!

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    Sry SM but it is Photoshopped India.
    Also the photographer lacks variations. Most of the pics are of same mood and touch.
    There are many other colors and hues in India. He needs to grab more in lesser number of pics.

    But Yeah India is gr8!!!

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    YES THIS IS MY INDIA.. AM PROUD TO BE AM A INDIAN!! JAI HIND! JAI TELANGANA!!

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    Thanks. Makes wading through the day so much easier. If only India could come to me…

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    well, beautiful fotos, yes.
    But what about the photographers?? I found the originals at flickr by various authors.
    At least you should mention their names. Have a look at CC – creative commons.
    Best wishes
    globalista aka petra-hh

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    awesome place going there soon

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    hope to meet ashweri rai

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    I thought this was awesome! I would love to see one about Thailand!

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    Hanuwant Singh Rathore

    April 6, 2010 9:54 pm

    Namsate,
    Its a realy nice collection of photos.i have been to most of these places,let me tell its much more beutifull to be at these places and experince yourselves,i can guarantee you you will never regret your trip to India,only what you have to do is to plan the trip very wisely.India has got a lot but you must be clear about what you want.a variety of landscapes are there from desert to oceans and from oceans to himalaya and much more.every state has its own language and own traditions and festivals.more than 1600 dialects are there and more than 22 languages.and most of the religions of the world.i am proud to be an Indian.and thats why i am a tour escort and i take the european tourists to the different places of India and believe me i like to tell my clients more and more about India so that they can have a good picture of the Alnd in there minds.its a vast land ,no one can see the whole India on 1 trip.you have to come to India many times to know the land.but the life of rich middleclass and poor people here will give you a right attitude towards your own life,only you need to understand the land as it is.your expactations should be different ind India than the expectations in europe.
    “padharo mahre desh”- welcome in India

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    Hey ! Friend going through this post I thoroughly appreciate the hard work behind the generation of these amazing pictures….they have made me more curious to be a part of India very soon…Excellent work!!
    Wedding Marquee Hire Tunbridge

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    Great Collection………

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    India is a beauty full place, full of enrage and enthusiasm.

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  332. 422

    these photos are really wonderful .. showcasing the entire country in HDR

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  333. 423

    Ah! you promised 50 amazing pictures and put only 42! Where are the other 8 pics?

    btw.. awesome collection!! I love my INDIA.. Jai Ho!

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  334. 424

    who took these pictures ? I wont believe if its done by a single person. Also was it photoshopped ?

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  335. 425

    I dont see any pics of Hyderabad which has some wonderful monuments of its own(Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Golconda, Qutubshahi Tombs etc..). nor do i see pics from Mysore/Bangalore. I guess there are just two to three pics from South India and hence it would be apt to call it as Beauty of North India :)

    Love the pics though, they are awesome. Some of the folks out here are talking about dirt but with the GDP growing the way it is, dirt will soon become history :)

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      Hi Krish
      well, if I remember right, I took the colorful cones on a market in Mysore (or maybe Bangalore, where I lived for a year back in 2002). But you are right, no other picture is from the beautiful south.
      Wishes, G

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  336. 427

    Really nice picts!!!

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    Wonderful set of pictures, this set is just a sample, the real India has millions of more faces…

    ~

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    Really amazing pics, loved it very much!

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  340. 431

    well indeed, great collection of pictures … however, as some righteously mentioned: WHAT ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS? what about their permissions to use the pictures?

    Believe me, I know what I am talking about: two (!) of these pictures were taken by the guy writing these lines … i.e. by myself.

    Good governance would require to at least ask for permission, needless to say that crediting the pictures to the photographers would be the bare minimum. None happened …

    Your thoughts about it?

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    great collection of pictures……… Beauty of south id missing …….

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    Really Awesome……….

    Nothing to comment @ this…….Keep doing the gud job dude…..

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    LOVELY PICKS!

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    Stunning ones all those … !!

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  345. 436

    SM Guys: Did any one noticed Hina’s post regrading this image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sejal1_5/3040694778/) not being a temple its a Mosque. Please correct that, its not spreading the right message.

    Overall post is really good! Specially the children pics are too good.

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    In fact a lot of people mentioned that image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sejal1_5/3040694778/) is not a temple, its a mosque. Please correct.

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    Sudipt Bhattacharya

    April 19, 2010 3:40 am

    Gr8 Collection !!!

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    where i have to subscribe to get these kind of cute images from smcshmagazine.com

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    I LOVE MY INDIA INDIA IS A MY HEART……

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  350. 442

    how can i be not weak in the presence of all this?

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    Awesome…

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    Proud to be an Indian and a daughter of this holy land……….

    Only scope of improvement is the basic infrastructure………….but i m sure we will be there!!!

    Regards
    Rayba Baijal

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    I refer to the comment made on April 14 (Comment No 350) and a mail sent to the editors of Smashing Magazine … still no feedback or inquiry for permission to use the pictures … kind of disappointing, isn’t it?

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  354. 446

    India- very beautiful place never been there,its natural beauty,kids photo’s really cute
    gr8 collection!!!!!!

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  355. 447

    really nice photos

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  356. 448

    Thanx a lot smashing magazine,,,,,great pics

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  357. 449

    who took these pictures ? I wont believe if its done by a single person. Also was it photoshopped ?

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  358. 450

    these pictures are beautiful! just wanted to thank the person(s) who put these amazing photos on here for all your work b/c ive been trying to do a project for my health class dealing with how beauty has changed over time in different countries! and this is the most interesting and beautiful county ive looked up pictures for yet! i hope i get to visit india now!

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    Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal not in India.

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  360. 453

    It is a pleasure for the heart. Everything so beautiful!

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    jinny elizabeth

    May 8, 2010 9:08 pm

    really nice pics ash , lets us realize hw beautiful our own country is !!!!!!!1

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      The real India we feel and experience while we are living outside, Congarts to all who behind this.

      Anish Jose
      Riyadh

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    himasnhu sharma

    May 9, 2010 2:14 am

    These collections showing heart of India.

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  363. 457

    wonderful collection ……….very good job :)))))

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  364. 458

    very nice and colour full picture, i like the colours of india, peoples of inida, place of india speacialy Taj Mahalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. The symbol of LOVE.

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  365. 459

    obviously we all love our India, but just ask urself, that how many of us really take care of our country’s beauty, culture, and tradition..??

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  366. 460

    Amazing & Incredible!
    This is my INDIA.

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  367. 461

    i want to join this joint now,

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  368. 462

    i am a raper 2 like you. if you want to see me i day OK men, but i want to say some thing for you , you see 2pac is my best friend all the time, i want to you 50 cent you are a good raper like a 2pac right OK

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  369. 463

    i love them all…..!!!!

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  370. 464

    A truly wonderful collection that brings out the essence of the wonderful country of India.

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  371. 465

    wonderful collection…great job.

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  372. 466

    Great pic man………really amazing

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  373. 467

    it’s wonderful. i m feeling proud b,cause i m from taj city Agra

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  374. 468

    hello, wonderful pictures, i was in india at march, pictures from this trip you find at
    wagners-web.at

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  375. 469

    this is the best collection of india…….

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    Lovely pictures……….
    Proud to be an indian

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    Sunil Bandapally

    June 27, 2010 8:52 am

    If one thinks about India…why the poor part of it ????
    This type of photos and pictures depicts the international picture of India…infact every country has poor. So try to depict the rich assets part of India, it would be great….

    -Sunil Bandapally

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    open up your eyes people…….we need to do something to make india a clean and nice place to live……and this is true india,dnt ignore this by sayin that these pictures are great……some of the pictures looks like hell…….

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  379. 473

    wow, what a collection. This is god’s own country.

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  380. 474

    I just got up and having a cup of tea and browsing the web. I saw these photos,it is already made my day. I have seen some the places but not all of them. The camera captured the inner beauty of India or soul. Nothing like trains in India, very cosmopolitian, carrying the dreams of rich and poor, young and old, I love it.

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    Beautiful photos. It is even more beautiful to take the extra step and actually be there. After a year traveling in villages I would like to add for those who were not there yet, that this photos are everyday life, no need to search for these specific places captured here. Just go. India will find you where ever you are.

    Here is what I did with my experience from India:

    My India: Where every village is home – Experience !

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    Great ! You done a wonderful job. These pictures lead to create a good image about our country. JAI HIND !

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  383. 477

    this is great photos and they are very beautiful. they increased my love to great India. I wish i will see it one day and stay in it long time

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    Its an cool touch to eyes after long time to enjoy all 50 pics in one stretch.i love those pics-saadu with goldenwear.schoolboy.mehendi hands.holi pink stuff..many more..
    i hearty congratulate the effort of a photographer who brings out he mood in high intensity.

    love too the updates..

    Regards,
    Krishnakrishna

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  385. 479

    wow!…liked the diversity
    each picture depicts a story of India in itself…great selection
    with the variety of colors, cultures, traditions and beliefs, India is a world on its own

    -selvin

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  386. 480

    this is a poor manegment of india. but ok my india is my love………..
    thanks

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  387. 481

    beautiful tajmahal and the dirty yamuna river.

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  388. 482

    great photos!!! I love my India :)

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  389. 483

    ahhmf great photos i like it!!

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  390. 484

    > what a beautiful country .. !!

    > hope i could go there … :)

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  391. 485

    all pic is very good and so really touch to heart all india picture.

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  392. 486

    ats vereeee gooood

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  393. 487

    fantastic !

    I love it.

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  394. 488

    pls show me a better way to show my photographic & designing talents in web. pls show me a gudway to upload my works.

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  395. 489

    Great work done……….pics are amazing, the most impotant and striking point of these pics is unity in diversity. This happens only in India. Proud to be an Indian

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  396. 490

    really a very good collection ……… awesome pics

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  397. 491

    no words for these amazing pic ……. awesome pics, proud to be indian… :)

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  398. 492

    i really can’t explain how much beautiful this india.
    i proud to be an indian.

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  399. 493

    i am proud to be an indian…… such good picture i really liked…. india is really colourfull……… and we have good photographers too……..

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  400. 494

    i love india …. i am also photography ………..photo is veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy goooooooooooooooood

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  401. 495

    this is very good collection of our contry’s mirror images……….

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  402. 496

    our countery s so nice nd beuatiful.an see da amazing indian photos.

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  403. 497

    Nice pictures, love my India!!

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  404. 498

    Hi All,

    I am proved to be an Indian. We are lucky to have a great Places in India like this. These pictures are amazing to see.

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    onekia fahnbulleh

    August 30, 2010 12:08 pm

    Nice pics. they are really nice they would be great for me to use on a project. Who ever took these need a round of a applause. Keep up the good work, India is a beautiful place!

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    manish kumar ojha

    August 31, 2010 3:48 am

    it is super collection, my special thanks to all those people who once again collected the mind blowing indian culture

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  407. 501

    Very good photos, Thankyou

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  408. 502

    Wow, went to Kolkata volunteering for a while, wish i had had a chance to see the rest of that amazing country, definitely one of the most amazing places in the world. Cant wait to return…

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  409. 503

    Really Incredible India

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    Great…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  411. 505

    These photos are very nice to see and they shows the beauty of our country, there is need to add much more photos.

    From
    Hemanth Kumar H
    Mandanapalya,
    Kunigal
    Bangalore.

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  412. 506

    hey this is my india………..and i m proud to be an indian.India is heaven and i love my country

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  413. 507

    tanq so much i have seen different Indian world through this pics…….these are not only good pics………if people will go beyond the photograph.

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  414. 508

    It’s My World and It’s My Country I love My India I love My culture and traditional .
    INDIA Incredible India.

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    • 509

      It’s ur World and It’s ur Country u love ur India u love ur culture and traditional .
      INDIA Incredible India.

      then mail ur phone number hahahahaha

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    • 510

      i love ur comment…, but still some culprits born India, study in India and work for Foreign companys.., Having such mentality citizens in India we cannot become No:1 in the world..

      The Patriotism should be given to the child since it gets the first milk from his or her mother…,

      For Even one who are Indian…,

      BE INDIAN DIE INDIAN…,

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  415. 511

    thiis we call…… pure and simple india, but having all the things in it….
    all are welcome to visit my incredible india.

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  416. 512

    I know my India is beautiful & its nature seens are heart touching, rather I praise the collection & job done by website. Thanks for bringing our India in front of World.

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  417. 513

    incradebal india

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  418. 514

    very nice photo.its very amezing.

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  419. 515

    we have a lot of nice places and beautiful cultures in india. they deserve special thanks who had shoot out and collected the mind blowing pictures. thanks once again.

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  420. 516

    i like amazing photos very very goods photos i love yaar

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  421. 518

    i like all the pictures…. nice superb

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  422. 519

    This is the India I adore…

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  423. 520

    hey frds….this so india is wonderful n aa desh ma je vase 6e te manaso pan peachy kevay……its wonderful

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  424. 521

    simply out of this world man……

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  425. 522

    lovely…….

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  426. 523

    Hello everyone
    I saw the pictures wonderful
    i appreciate the photographers of this magazine
    saudi arabia

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  427. 524

    Yes this is my India. She is still young and have life in it. Good collections and congrats to all those who behind it

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  428. 525

    i liked it india is devloping but yet some made photos me unhppy for ex the taj mahal from the other side the people are throwing all the waste thing there and polluting the river

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  429. 526

    i love my india…

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  430. 527

    i really became happy that India possesses a kind of natural beauty.
    it is very difficult for me to praise that beauty. see how beautiful red building , little and cute babies and aged ones are posing there.it is accepted by me that India is richest one among all.

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  431. 528

    The photographs are out standing. the way it was presented I feel proud to be in India. The have not is more happy than that of a have

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  432. 529

    These are the amazing pics of india i like this very mutch.

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  433. 530

    its amazing

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  434. 531

    beautiful and amazing

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  435. 532

    yes thats right india is beautiful but some people dirty do that in india and they don’t care about india’s future and next generation.

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  436. 533

    my Beautiful India I love it……. ♥

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  437. 534

    Nice picture I really Like those Picture…/…………………..

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  438. 535

    one day India

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  439. 536

    Most of these are shots by Steve McCurry or Laurent Goldstein… Sad none of the photogs are given credits.

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  440. 537

    all greeting to origine towne (khane khowarisme) i am happy in morocco

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    It amazing BHARAT
    My Bharat
    Its really India undiscover……

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  442. 539

    excelent pic

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    really rare pic of indian civilization…………

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  444. 541

    Just superb !!! Thanks for putting this together…feast to my eyes. Proud to be an Indian

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    eye cream reviews

    November 23, 2010 8:37 am

    wow what i say speech less…INDIA is the best….

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  446. 543

    Woooooo Amazing India I Love My Country. This is the Best Place again I want to Rebirth

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  447. 544

    Amazing pictures, Helps people outside from INdia to learn more about our Counttry.

    GOOD innovation……

    Thanks
    Pradeep

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  448. 545

    Its awesome.. :)

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  449. 546

    I’ve seen a lot of these in india, especially the ones wherein people overload things on the vehichles they are in, especially in motorcycles

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  450. 547

    I love my INDIA.we are the main center of world. The son always rise first in india.we are the branches of our country,it is a very big tree.we born here, we young here.INDIA is best.

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  451. 548

    its great to know about great great india but little try to dispict good image of indian peoples .. jaay ho ` from ur neighbour saddam pakistani

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  452. 549

    Very nice pictures

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  453. 550

    this is new face of india for me ….. superb SPLY. THAX FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS bcs everbudy know why i ………….

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  454. 551

    Nice photos. Very vibrant. Any idea which camera has been used to click these pics. Actually I want to buy a good camera in the professional segment. I saw some very nice & clear sample photos posted by Sony India though NEX camera at http://www.flickr.com/groups/sonyindianex5/
    So how would this camera be? Any NEX user here? Can anybody guide me about its features. I want a user review.

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  455. 552

    I like amazing photos. and I like my India, I love my India besides my mother. very good photos.
    and it is traditional to see.

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    kashi nath singha

    January 12, 2011 5:12 am

    this is a nice picture and great collection.its real india. i proud to be a i am Indian.

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  457. 554

    India’s very beautiful here at the moment you have.
    I like some of India’s photos can upload?

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  458. 555

    lovely! pictures
    covering many different aspects of India

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  459. 556

    I think michele beguin photography is also good for this place.

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  460. 557

    this is a nice picture and great collection.its real india. i proud to be a i am Indian
    i love my india

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  461. 558

    Fantastic photography! But not proud to be an Indian, due to farmers suicide rate is high in India, corruption is the big virus, beggars, dirt everywhere, very few places are good maintained, In India people at home are very decent and outside they behave worst, look at “Aamir Khan in Incredible India Ads – Harassment”

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  462. 559

    Nice pics………………..but i don’t understand why whenever Indian people are shown they are either pover or some Sadhu..??……………………………don’t we have modern normal people .

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  463. 560

    India is great and i miss my india……

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  464. 561

    very inspiring…

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  465. 562

    Really very nice snap of India.. good efforts

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  466. 563

    these pictures are so nice

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  467. 564

    The reality is tragic, most of werstern people doesnt know the real face of India.
    Here I can see epic pictures, but who likes fiction ? Only the week one who can not stand the brutality of real life. In our modern society we still have slavery in one of the biggest states from the world.

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  468. 565

    India is lovely and with great history and culture, but coming to real world issues, we do have to clean the dirt and filth and poverty in cities and towns, unplanned, unauthorised civil structure, lack of proper cleaning and waste disposal systems, toilets for 1.2 billion people, unclean rivers and absolutely chaotic traffic…need more stricter administration and better management of resources, better planning, ….its better to come to reality and remove false pride… nobody is saying India is not great, all sensible people want clean, safe environment, even Indians who go abroad appreciate clean, more organised systems. Plus we will always have out great spirituality and colours…

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  469. 566

    I am proud to have been born in India (1953) I have lived in the UK since 1962. India and its people have a very proud heritage. Many great things have come from this ancient civilisation. India is full of beauty and its people full of knowledge and wisdom. We can do anything we put our mind to. My story is inspiring for those who wish to be inspired. My blog is searchasyoutype.wordpress.com/about and I there have been many recent articles about me.

    techeye.net/business/british-man-accuses-google-of-nicking-instant-search
    wwwery.com/?p=10694

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  470. 567

    Beautiful photos – Thanks for the opportunity to get a view of some of the culture! :)

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  471. 568

    i love u r curnty

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  472. 569

    i feel this is one movie about the india.

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  473. 570

    nice pics ,please also add the other modern pics of india

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    I LOVED ALL THESE PICTURES.. I WISH I COULD LEAVE AMERICAN FOR THIS INDIA… PYAR PYAR PYAR AMOR AMOR IS ALL I CAN THINK WHEN I SEE AND READ ABOUT INDIA .. SO AMAZING COLORS AMAZING CULTURE.. KEEP IT AND CARRY IT FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The masks are in Kathmandu, Nepal. Not India.

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  476. 573

    Well absolute fantastic mind-blowing picture i have seen here about our nation a big salute for that……

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    This are pics of my friend Rishab

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  478. 575

    india is increadble

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    I LOVE MY INDIA…….

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  480. 577

    Check out Master Indian photographer Pradeep India work here – pradeepsanyal.com

    Truly awesome stuff.

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    We r very proud to be a Indian.. Our Community and culture makes Different then other country..we r very grateful whatever we r INDIAN.
    So we r the best………INDIAN

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/21888412@N07/2236592292/ – l’homme de mehrangarh

    i took this photo in july 2010: http://ankitmoves.tumblr.com/post/805791825/rajasthani-smoking-sheesha

    of the 1.2Bn people in the country, WHAT are the chances that this guy and I take a photo of the same person? i just thought that was absolutely phenomenal. really special.

    thanks for putting this post up. these photos are gorgeous.

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    excellent ……those photos r visionary….mind blowing…..

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    such a nice collection………
    I LOVE MY INDIA…….

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    Vandana Bhagwat

    March 14, 2011 1:05 am

    thanx for clicking my daughter’s photograph & posting it in 50 amazing photos-beauty of india ( i.e. aishwarya rai in the making)

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    This was an amazing photo journal! I have a sudden taste for Indian food! I want to go to there – Liz Lemon

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    i love my india………..superb collection

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  488. 585

    Such a beautiful pictures thats the reason i LOVE MY INDIA and M PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN…………………..

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    Rayomand Bagwalla

    March 20, 2011 8:09 pm

    Too much of photoshop!!!! The idea of photography is to leave the picture the way it is…capture it on camera is what makes it ART…this is Graphics…..some of the shots are stunning…..

    Really helps u remember the wonders of Our country…the passion and the play of colors….everywhere we look, there is life……

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  490. 587

    Lovely collection of powerful images.

    Good job….

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  491. 588

    Amazing India ! I proud to be Indian

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  492. 589

    ohhh, this is nice collection of superb photos of india.
    thanks for sharing….

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    jayantilalparmar

    March 31, 2011 8:24 am

    these are the outstanding images- showing the culture heritage-everybody do use photoshop-why complain-in fact you should be happy to see such magnifciant collection from one source-these images are taken by renowened world famous photographers of india and abroad-congrads

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  494. 591

    Real Indian Beauty

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  495. 592

    Superb! Congratulations.

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  496. 593

    really wanna see my grandma’s hometown!!!!

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  497. 594

    Yes its really awesome, its the way you look at India that matters a lot . Not only the colors reflects a lot but it depicts the indian culture also.

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  498. 595

    simply great………

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  499. 596

    Absolutely breathtaking! Keep up the good work! Loved it!

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  500. 597

    atulya bharat….!!!!!!!!!!

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  501. 598

    Awesome pics……I proud to be an indian….

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  502. 600

    Terrific job boss

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  503. 601

    Samasing Magazine thanks a lot.. Gr8 Collection !!! No words for these amazing pic ……. awesome pics.. thank you verymuch…

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  504. 602

    how illogical is the world, the most beautiful places on earth are poor to keep the rich part beautiful.

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  505. 603

    mai apne country ke beauty ke bare me kuchh nahin bolunga malum hai Q log kahte hai apni sundarta ke bare me bolne se apni hi najar apno ko lagti hai so………

    i don’t want to say any thing about indian beautry

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    Nice….

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  507. 606

    great pictures…mere india ka koi jawab nahi.
    i love my india.

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  508. 607

    guys go to indian streets,indian villages..

    u all will see what incritable INDIA is……

    -3
  509. 608

    beautiful :)

    -2
  510. 609

    i don’t want to say anything,just i’m proud to be an indian guys.there is no place in the world better than india.

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  511. 611

    I love my motherland ! I am proud to be an Indian ! I would always want to be born here if it does happen at all !

    Sare Jahan Se Accha Hindustan Humara :)

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    • 612

      Are you a muslim? if yes then you never ever born again don’t think like that,you should be proud on muslim not on indian .

      And you will have to try live like those who were symbol of success and proud of islam.through millions and millions people become Muslim and accept islam as religion.

      Make your life stylish accept life style on which islam proud on you.

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      • 613

        its not good that you are talking about religion,,, its all about patriotism (love to your nation),, if i belong to india then must i love india,, either i love my country from where i belong,, where is the matter of religion in this,, a person who belongs from pak ,, america,, russia,, n he loves his country,, is he muslim….? i have so many friends ,,those are muslim,, but for them the country is first,,, n those are known as a indian……………………………..not (religion)

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      • 614

        u should respect all the religions…..so, don not hurt to another religion’s people. bcoz all the religions are true,as a muslim i believe that kind of speech……but most of religion’s people,they don not know the true,we should study on every religion than we can put coments on somethings……thnx

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      • 615

        to be a real muslim, you should love ur mother land

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        • 616

          go you fuck boy.we should love our country or yours?and if you are a real muslim then come to our pakistan and see the beautiful places of pakistans.i am proud to be a pakistani

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      • 617

        Faiza get lost. Anyone who puts religion before country ought to be banished from the country. If you are an Indian and proud of being muslim before being Indian then there is a place called Pakistan you can go there. But beauty of India is, she tolerates unpatriotic and fundamentalist like you.

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      • 618

        My Answer to Faiza

        What do you know about islam. I am muslim too and India is my motherland and I love to born their again and again. My forefather came along with Babur the Moghul from Afghan and settled in India Rajasthan and dedicated their life to this beautiful land. And i will be grateful to my father who stayed back in India after partition coz he loved his matrabhumi. Religion is not bigger than motherland and its culture. Only Pakistani muslim (so called) tarnished the islam image and become pain in the ass of India due to their blind faith. Both nation got freedom at the same time but look where is india and where is Pakistan. Instead of developing their education and economic they start developing hatred and today result is in front of them. Islam is such a beautiful religion which teaches beautiful things not be a human bomb. So stop the wrong preaching about Islam and love India and its people. Trust me you will never regret.

        Shafique Khan

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        • 619

          Really Shafique..! I appreciate ur opinion .. as only u r d person who can change the image of your community to d world.. I realy like ur thought..

          3
      • 620

        get lost.if u are so proud on being a muslim,not indian why are u seeing this site.bcoz of fundamentalists like u,the patriotism of muslims around the world is being questioned.learn to be proud of ur country which has given u life,safety,everything.

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      • 621

        To Faiza.

        are you proud of being son of your mother .. ?

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  512. 622

    dude that is absolutely amaaaaaazin….. great work buddy…..more photos beku(kannada word for “want(ed) “)

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    Preeti Ravindra

    May 5, 2011 6:34 am

    Nice collection!! Luv 2 see more of it..WIsh U can get Urban, Rural and Semi-urban India all together in a nice collection.I have always seen works of rural India..Hope 2 see all aspects of India- to form a total real India!!!! Kudos 2 d Smashing team!!!

    1
  514. 624

    semma.., chance ye illa… lovely pix… still there r a lot of places uncaptured by camera lens.. my eyes longs to uncover the “INCREDIBLE INDIA”….

    3
  515. 625

    How beautiful the places and persons.
    We are not keeping the things in ship shape condition
    let us learn from others in keeping up otherwise they die
    let us not allow it

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  516. 626

    awesome pics get me……. some more

    -3
  517. 627

    proud to be an Indian…..

    2
  518. 628

    buty paelllllll nam bo0yt

    2
  519. 629

    india is great i love my india

    Nothing to say because our india is a awesome wow………….
    Pls load more picture

    2
  520. 630

    These R TRADITIONS……..
    INDIAaaa…LUV U…

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  522. 632

    this is really indias buty……………………. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i love india

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    ravindra vaidya

    May 14, 2011 4:09 am

    while seeing india will know the meaning of ‘amazing’

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  524. 634

    harmanpreet kaur

    May 14, 2011 5:08 am

    i love my self

    -2
  525. 635

    oseom….truth of india

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  526. 637

    FOR THIS INDIA IS DIFFERENT AMONG ALL THE COUNTRY

    -1
  527. 638

    i love india…..

    1
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    Ahmad Magaji Abubakar

    May 19, 2011 1:30 pm

    I personaly i am interested in indian just the way you act on stage and your environment also.I love to see Aishwarai because i like her whole heartedly. I am a NIGERIAN.

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  529. 640

    colorFull india…………

    -2
  530. 642

    To love India One has to see India. Real India is not in Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore but scattered bit further.

    0
  531. 643

    hope to see India this year…

    -2
  532. 644

    siddhartha sbi

    May 22, 2011 6:05 am

    its fabulous its realy amazing

    0
  533. 645

    Very beautifull pics. But you missed kerala nd back waters of kerala. You also missed wonderfull Rajastan Villages. Please include it next time

    0
  534. 646

    cisile a/p sagadavan

    May 23, 2011 5:55 pm

    wow…fantastic wat a creation……..

    0
  535. 647

    i feel great about to be an indian. east or west india is the best. awesome pics , please get some more.

    0
  536. 648

    suresh kumar Ahirwar

    May 26, 2011 10:44 pm

    very nice photograph. I love real photograph of India.

    0
  537. 649

    Nice photographs its called my incredible India….

    1
  538. 650

    Amazing pictures!

    -1
  539. 651

    proud to be indian………………

    2
  540. 652

    fantastic awesome picutres

    -2
  541. 653

    Nasheem Sheikh

    June 1, 2011 4:07 am

    wow………….Pls load more picture……really gooooooood.

    -1
  542. 654

    bharat bhushan

    June 1, 2011 9:21 pm

    its india my land……………………WOW!!!!!
    please upload more

    -2
  543. 655

    nice pictures

    -1
  544. 656

    Superb

    -1
  545. 657

    pictures are fantastic

    -1
  546. 658

    we see but fail to observe.

    1
  547. 659

    really amazing scene……of indian culture

    -2
  548. 660

    this is preety good to see this is india

    -1
  549. 661

    amazing!!!!!!

    -2
  550. 662

    india is a heart of world

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    M.Rizwan Ansari

    June 15, 2011 10:12 am

    india is beautiful countary also pakistan.good images

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  552. 665

    beautyfull of indian photos

    1
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    Rajesh Kr. Swyambhu

    June 15, 2011 10:52 am

    These are not only pictures but soul, face, body and colors of India…….

    -1
  554. 667

    RamachandraRao Vizag

    June 16, 2011 9:15 am

    very nice snaps, but too less to enjoy. pl add some more.

    -3
  555. 668

    very nice images but some images can be made more beautiful by including point of interest(i.e. Golden Mean Rule) in the images.

    -1
  556. 669

    waseem farooqui

    June 20, 2011 1:24 am

    superb photos its really good keep it up

    -1
  557. 670

    Stunning. This is India as I remember it, as it felt.

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  558. 671

    proud to be an indian, jai hind, sabse acha hindosta hamara

    -1
  559. 672

    Hello,
    Ye hai India, india cluctrical world best pictural

    -1
  560. 673

    nice photos realy good

    -1
  561. 674

    I proud to be a bhartiya….i love my country……….these pics are very much to near every one hearts…

    -1
  562. 675

    i love my country this is orignal india dekh kar acha laga
    Amazing pictures!

    -1
  563. 676

    uttam priti bhaskar

    June 30, 2011 10:52 pm

    amazing yaar plz upload more pics plz……..

    -1
  564. 677

    My India is always beautiful
    I love you India I proud of you

    -1
  565. 678

    post some other picture

    -2
  566. 679

    really its very stunning pics…

    -2
  567. 680

    I proud to be an INDIAN………………iNcReDiBlE INDIA……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -1
  568. 681

    what i say.lips is close only eye is open.wonderfull

    -1
  569. 682

    ashutosh sharma

    July 9, 2011 11:34 pm

    realy india is a rainbow. which contains many colour. A PERFECT INCRADIBLE INDIA………. THANKS 4 SHOWING THIS IMAGES………………….

    0
  570. 683

    Great. Pic…
    Great. India

    -1
  571. 684

    !!! Incredible INDIA !!! “I Proud to be an INDIAN”

    -1
  572. 685

    mahendra kanakhara

    July 17, 2011 9:57 pm

    very nice photo collecton.

    -1
  573. 686

    i love ma country soooooooooooo much

    0
  574. 687

    pancham singh jatav

    July 20, 2011 6:50 am

    INDIA’S culture makes it awesome country in the world……..
    i m realy glad to watch these photos.. thanks a lot.

    -1
  575. 688

    nice..proud about india………….

    -1
  576. 689

    MO.RIYAJUL KAMAR

    July 21, 2011 12:11 pm

    Just i’m proud to be an indian guys.there is no place in the world better than india.here is many types languages .meray inda ka koi jabab nahi.I LOVE INDIA

    -1
  577. 690

    Laxmi Narayan Patnaik

    July 23, 2011 11:15 pm

    lovely,awesome,amize,this is called Incredible INDIA.

    -1
  578. 691

    amazing that is india mera bharath mahan

    -1
  579. 692

    I loved watching and treat to my eyes ………

    India is Colorful

    With Love,
    Muruga Ganesh K

    -1
  580. 693

    My beloved country have beautiful colours, ofcourse it is beautiful.

    -1
  581. 694

    now what should i say…….yeh hai india meri jaaan…..

    -1
  582. 695

    mind blowing plzzzzzzzzzzzzz upload more pic……………………..:)

    0
  583. 696

    …………………………..uncommentable beauty.

    -1
  584. 697

    i love my INDIA

    -1
  585. 698

    bhavani chaithanya

    July 30, 2011 6:32 pm

    i just love my country…. and am an indian

    1
  586. 699

    Beautiful …. :)

    -1
  587. 700

    its Really fantastic mind blowing i love india………………..

    -1
  588. 701

    Bhargav Pancholi

    August 3, 2011 12:38 am

    Hi,

    This is awesome post!
    Please feel free to use images from my photo blogs for such an interesting cause and keep me posted.
    My photo blogs:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhargavpancholi
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shivampancholi

    Cheers!

    -1
  589. 702

    gud thought…..gud photography……i wish also will go again best

    -1
  590. 703

    Suket Brahmakshatriya

    August 4, 2011 3:59 am

    Its really nice to know the unknown faces of our own country…..
    Great INDIA…..

    -1
  591. 704

    oooooooo

    -1
  592. 705

    Nice pic l love india

    -1
  593. 706

    First of all I am an Indian then I am an Assamese. I am proud to be an Indian as well as an Assamese. My India is the most beautiful amongst the all country of the mighty world.
    Please come to my India and visit my Assam, Assam will give you the heavenly peace .

    2
  594. 707

    Those are some amazing pictures of India. There is another photographer that has taken some very vivid images of that beautiful country.

    http://www.horschgallery.com/tproductlist.aspx?catId=%C5%A1E

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  595. 708

    syed rizwan ahmed naser

    August 13, 2011 8:59 pm

    i saw real INDIA in the above collection of pictures. it reflects INDIA as unity among diversity in any human being’s mind…JAI HIND

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    praful mudholkar

    August 14, 2011 9:20 am

    sach me bahut amezing hai iiiiiiiiindddddddddiaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    -1
  597. 710

    every think is good when,we will manten the roul of nature.

    -1
  598. 711

    nice pix ……

    -1
  599. 712

    rare images but nice & real India . hamari india ki koi javab nahi .I LOVE MY INDIA. I AM PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN

    -1
  600. 713

    Simply Awesome!!!

    -2
  601. 714

    sharadchandra g. lawatre

    August 23, 2011 12:34 am

    Dear friend, wow amazing photos, i need a details of photographer, wants to congratulate for the same and i am highly impressed with indian flever photos, i want to do oil painting work of few shoots, hope will grant me the same to fullfil my cherished dream. kindly request please help me out the situation & do the needful please…best regards…..sharadchandra g. lawatre.

    5
  602. 715

    ye photos hame hamare india ke vo tasveer dikhate hai jis par hame fakar hata hai india is a colour full country

    9
  603. 716

    i proud to be indian and m vry happy tht god had gvn me birth in india where ths type of culture generate ,nd hd gn me the oppurtanioty to me a part of it. I LOVE MY INDIA

    10
  604. 717

    i proud to be indian and m vry happy tht god had gvn me birth in india where ths type of culture generate ,nd hd gn me the oppurtanioty to me a part of it. I LOVE MY INDIA

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  605. 718

    The Beauty of India

    12
  606. 719

    Wow.. What a photography..??? I lv uuuuuuuu Indai….aye

    1
  607. 720

    I wish to be there to witness the beauty of India, And i seek for help to be there thanks

    4
  608. 721

    If am opportune to be there i will be the happiest person on earth.

    4
  609. 722

    India is great n Indians are unmatchable………………………….jai hind

    16
  610. 723

    my india my people my sweet babys. my great india

    6
  611. 724

    Nice Snaps.

    6
  612. 725

    what a great pictures of my Lovely India

    4
  613. 726

    hi,
    tha amazing photos of india makes every indian proud to become an indian.

    -6
  614. 727

    really proud to be an Indian,thans to smashingmagazine

    0
  615. 728

    mahro rang rageelo rajassthan(among) um proud to be an indian

    0
  616. 729

    i was proud to be an indian i am form hyderabad india

    -1
  617. 730

    VEEEEEEEEEEEEERY NICE, GREAT INDIA

    5
  618. 731

    its really amazig…

    7
  619. 732

    iiiiiiiiiiii llllllllooooooveeee myyyy indiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    1
  620. 733

    World’s best

    3
  621. 734

    This Colorfull nation never find any ware

    4
  622. 735

    Shambhavi Shukla Tripathi

    September 22, 2011 5:41 am

    It arises the sense of proudness towards my motherland. Doesnt feels like coming out of this feeling..

    5
  623. 736

    good job man……….

    9
  624. 737

    east or west india is the best

    ausom pics,i love to be an indian

    7
  625. 738

    this is our real India ……………..

    3
  626. 739

    thanks a lot .. you show Indian that we should be proude to be indian .. i am Indian and proud to be Indian.. the colors of india can not be seen any where else in the world.. u posted India on th page… like it

    2
  627. 740

    thanks a lot .. you show Indian that we should be proude to be indian .. i am Indian and proud to be Indian.. the colors of india can not be seen any where else in the world.. u posted India on th page… like it

    3
  628. 741

    amazing pic……incrediable !ndia

    4
  629. 742

    very nice photos

    -1
  630. 743

    how unpredictable the nature is…!
    see…and feel…..

    2
  631. 744

    These are the pics every Indian will be proud of !!!!!!!!!
    The beauty of India lies in its colours

    3
  632. 745

    Incredible India

    Fiji Islands

    4
  633. 746

    not very beautiful.
    PAKISTAN IS KING OF BEAUTY.
    i only love my PAKISTAN.

    -44
    • 747

      why u post here,this is our country blog..u dirty peoples always put ur legs on others property like terrorism in the whole world…i think after 2 to 3 yrs ur country will vanished…and dont tell about ur country.everyone in the world knows about that.so shame on u ..

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    • 748

      You are right Pakistan is beautiful, but how do you care about the natural beauty of Pakistan, or how may people in the world know the beauty of Pakistan.
      If one think about Pakistan the result comes only terrorism and people bline faith about religion. Pakistan is a country where decision of government and army taken by blind religious people.
      still i say Pakistan is beautiful because its our culter that we never underestimates anyone.

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  634. 749

    Dat’s Called Incredible INDIA…..

    9
  635. 750

    I LOVE INDIA….

    5
  636. 751

    these picture represents the real beauty and condition of india some are incourages and some are giving peace so these are lovely photos

    2
  637. 752

    realy am proud to be an indian

    3
  638. 753

    I truly love everything about india aur indian people . Truly magical to me

    9
  639. 755

    Proud am born in INDIA mere bharath mahan

    5
  640. 756

    Real Gud Pics of Our INDIA……………..

    2
  641. 757

    its amaging. bcz of u i see d very amaging pic on ths side which i dint c till now

    1
  642. 758

    Really interesting and informative pictures. Please keep me on your mailing list for such beauties, if possible.

    1
  643. 759

    I Love my India……..

    lovely pics…

    4
  644. 760

    Truly amazing work!!. Dark eyes, colors of India!! so perfect.

    4
  645. 761

    dis is only little presentation of INDIA.India is really much more greater dan dis.love u india from core of heart.JAI HIND.

    1
  646. 762

    incredible lovely indiaaaa

    4
  647. 763

    no words to say just awsome..
    incredible india incredible photography

    4
  648. 764

    sare jahan se achha hindustha hamara

    3
  649. 765

    really very nice pics. i love india

    7
  650. 766

    very nice job 4 collecting and clicking India’s amazing pictures and sharing these.
    Thank you very much

    1
  651. 767

    truely…… it happend only in india.
    its a natural beauty reflect trust, faith, honesty.
    i proud im indian.
    i love india.
    selut to my india.
    i pray for india….

    3
  652. 768

    india charh gya mra lund pa gando ka mulk

    -13
  653. 769

    very very nice India

    1
  654. 770

    i love my india …………..nice pictures..i like it..plz upload more pictures

    3
  655. 771

    VERY NICE PICTURE

    3
  656. 772

    Raviahekhar Jaiswal

    November 3, 2011 10:27 pm

    An Awesome Collection
    Truly India :-)

    1
  657. 773

    I love my india …………..nice pictures..i like it..plz upload more pictures

    2
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