Winning with a Diya

At the recent¬†iDiya National Social Venture Ideas Competition, there was a photography competition too. And the below photos of Diyas (oil lamps) laid out to dry won a prize. I received a memento form¬†Saina Nehwal herself. ūüôā

The image was taken at Pottery Town, Bangalore in a dimly lit room with only reflected sunlight  to illuminate the shot.

Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing more pictures taken by the photographers at Noisy Pilgrims that have won or been recognized in other ways.

Diwali is coming


A Candle Light Vigil for the Rape Victim

The pic shows just one of the many Candle light Vigils for the terrible tragedy that has unfolded over the last few days in India.

The brutal gang rape of a young girl in Delhi has resulted in shock,¬†despair¬†and shame on what it means to be Indian in a country that can’t treat its daughters right. Countless reports of rape have been pouring in from other parts of India validating the view that this country just¬†doesn’t¬†keep its promise when it comes to women’s safety and their freedom.

The patronizing reaction of the Central Government and the Home Minister have only contributed to revulsion and disbelief on how the Rulers of this country view themselves as Royalty. Peaceful protesters have been assaulted with water canons and lathi wielding policemen.

The death of the rape victim has set in a solemn and hopefully introspective mood throughout India as we enter 2013.

Read More here about the case. Great pictures of protest here by Boston Big Picture Blog.

Guest Pic by Ankur Tiku

Text by Ravi Kaushik

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