India, as described by Time magazine, is a kaleidoscope of contrasts. The historical heritage and huge diversity in landscape, people and cultures makes it one of the most amazing countries in the world.
Immagine, a non profit organisation based in Kerala, is seeking to weave that vivacious variety in a hand-picked collection of images that showcase the wonder that is India.
The 29 images below are the award-winning entries representing every state of India from the 2014 India Weaved in Frames contest (Telangana, India’s newest state, wasn’t there in the inaugural contest).
For the photographic enthusiasts out there, India Weaved in Frames photography contest has announced the second edition of this contest and is now inviting entries from the world over.
Enjoy thse amazing photos representing 29 Indian states
Arunachali child. Photographer: Gagam Jamoh, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh
God on the Streets: A scene from Bonalu, a festival of the goddess Mahakali, celebrated in Andhra in the month of July/August.
Photographer: Sai Kiran Kotakonda, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Nashoni (female Bihu dancer) wrapped in thoughts.
Photographer: Abhigyan Sarmah, Sivasagar, Assam
Photographer: Nayanjyoti Bordoloi, Johrat, Assam
Life: Chirimiri, a small sleepy town in Chhattisgarh, mostly famous for its vast coal reserves.
Photographer: Pingal Chanda, Korea, Chhattisgarh
Dawn salute: Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, New Delhi.
Photographer: Mayank Singh, New Delhi
Inspiring fire: A beach at Goa.
Photographer: Febin Kurian Francis, Kottayam, Kerala
The duo. A pair of blackbuck from the Kanjari Deer Sanctuary near the Thol Bird Sanctuary.
Photographer: Pratikkumar A Bhatt, Ahmedabad, Guajrat
Dawn ablaze: Kurukshetra.
Photographer: Amulak Singh, Kurukshetra, Haryana
Valley of dreams. Shea Goru (Cold Valley) in Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh.
Photographer: Subhadip Choudhury, Shillong, Meghalaya
Jammu & Kashmir
Heavenly reflections: Srinagar’s Dal Lake.
Photographer: Vishnu AR, Ernakulam, Kerala
The kill. A goat taken away for sacrifice.
Photographer: Rajesh Kumar Singh, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand
Enthralling dawns: Believed to be the birthplace of lord Hanuman, Anjanadri Hills is located 3 kilometres from the famous Anegundi village between Koppal and Bellary districts of Karnataka.
Photographer: Adarsh Murthy, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Great proportions: A temple elephant.
Photographer: Subin Pullazhy, Thrissur, Kerala
Blissful aura: Jahangir Mahal at Orchha.
Photograph: Sudhir Gotmare, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Vivacious beginning. Gudhi Padva.
Photographer: Milind Bhimrao Shirsat, Thane, Maharashtra
Ima Keithel – the Manipuri Mother’s Market in Imphal’s Khwairamband Bazaar. The history of this market dates back to the 16th century.
Photographer: Maisnam Kulajit Singh, Imphal, Manipur
The causeway to heaven: This wooden bridge is the most prominent feature of the Ward’s Lake in Shillong.
Photographer: Justerwell L Nonglait, Shillong, Meghalaya
Ouranos of North East: Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram.
Photographer: Vanlalchungnunga, Aizawl, Mizoram
Eden of North East: The Dzukou Valley on the border of Nagaland and Manipur.
Photographer: Dhrubajyoti Debnath, Dharmanagar, Tripura
True reflections: Puri beach.
Photographer: Plabon Das, Kolkata, West Bengal
Photographer: Shikhar Sharma, Ludhiana, Punjab
Whirling away: Ghoomar, a traditional folk dance from Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Photographer: A Keshav Bharadwaj, Bangalore, Karnataka
The Himalayan treasure: A view of sunrise over Mt Kangchenjunga. This photograph was also the winner of IWIF 2014 award from the 29 winning entries representing each state.
Photographer: Biswajit Patra, Khardah, West Bengal
An ocean of faith: The Peruvudaiyar temple at Thanjavur.
Photographer: Madhusudanan P, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Ujjayanta Prashad, the erstwhile royal abode of the Manikya kings who ruled over Tripura.
Photographer: Abhishek Datta, Dharmanagar, Tripura
The leap of joy: The Ganga at Varanasi.
Photographer: Parag Talukdar, New Delhi
A friend in need is a friend indeed: Elephants at the Corbett National Park.
Photographer: Deep Rajwar, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand
Hidden in plain sight – the struggle unseen: A hand-pulled rickshaw in Kolkata.
Photographer: Khushiram Pandey, Jaipur, Rajasthan