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2009 india in images


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2009 india in images

  1. 1. presents E Awareness 2009 : INDIA IN IMAGES India has had its moments in 2009 -- some painful, some memorable. A look back at the events that captured the minds of the nation.
  2. 2. Bullet holes at Nariman House in Mumbai Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz walks in front of a wall with bullet holes at Nariman House in Mumbai on November 26, 2009. Nariman House, home to the Mumbai chapter of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish movement, was one of 10 sites attacked by gunmen during a 60-hour siege in the city that began on November 26, 2008.
  3. 3. Jaipur fire raged for seven days. Smoke and flames billow from Indian Oil Corporation's fuel depot as a body of a victim lies in Sitapura industrial area in the outskirts of Jaipur on October 30, 2009.
  4. 4. Celebratio ns on the streets. Men kiss during a rally in Mumbai on July 2, 2009. A court ruling declared that gay sex was not a crime. The verdict bolstered demands by gay and health groups that the government scrap a British colonial law, which banned homosexual sex.
  5. 5. A celestial show. People watch the solar eclipse at Dhulia Gach village, 57 km south of Siliguri on July 22, 2009. A total solar eclipse began its flight across a narrow swathe of Asia, where hundreds of millions of people watched the skies darken despite thick summer clouds.
  6. 6. 'Young' bride and 'young' groom Mamta, 9, rides pillion with her groom Ram Singh, 14, after their wedding in Biaora, in Madhya Pradesh. A large proportion of women in India were married when they were still children, a study has found, and researchers warned that such unions carried higher risks of unwanted pregnancies and female sterilisation.
  7. 7. Shoe Shocked - Jarnail Singh, a journalist, throws his shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram during a news conference in New Delhi on April 7, 2009. A Sikh journalist did so after getting angry with the minister's reply to a question about the 1984 riots in which hundreds of Sikhs were killed. The shoe missed Chidambaram, who leaned back to avoid it. He later smiled and security guards took the reporter out of the room. Chidambaram at the receiving end.
  8. 8. Rahul Gandhi, wearing a traditional headgear, waves to his supporters during an election campaign rally in Churachandpur, near Imphal on April 2, 2009. Gandhi, from India's most powerful political dynasty and touted as a future prime minister, hit the campaign trail during the Lok Sabha elections to boost the Congress party's efforts to regain power. The 38-year-old Gandhi, whose father, grandmother and great The rise of Rahul Gandhi. grandfather were all prime ministers, has become a key tool of Congress to win over youth as and millions of poor villagers.
  9. 9. Honouring a slain soldier. Not just a martyr - People carry the coffin containing the body of Shabir Ahmad Malik, a Kashmiri Muslim soldier from the Indian Army, in Dab, near on March 24. Four soldiers, including Malik and five militants lost their lives in a firefight with terrorists. People carry the coffin containing the body of Shabir Ahmad Malik, a Kashmiri Muslim soldier from the Indian Army.
  10. 10. A proud father 'Slumdog' honour: Rafiq Asghar Ali Quereshi, father of Rubina Ali who acted as the character of young Latika in the filmSlumdog Millionaire, watches the 81st Academy Awards presentation on television at his house in Mumbai on February 23. Rags-to-riches romance Slumdog Millionaire swept the Oscars on Sunday, winning eight awards -- including the prize for best picture -- in a Hollywood triumph for a movie that almost failed to get released.
  11. 11. A new experiment. Pole experiment: A pole dancer performs during a show in Lucknow on February 4. The show was organised to promote pole dancing in India, the organisers said. This is the first time such an event has been held in the country. The event drew a sizeable audience, the organisers said.
  12. 12. Taking the bull by the horns - A bull pins down villagers during a bull- taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town on January 15. The annual bull-taming festival is celebrated as part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal was banned by the Supreme Court. Courtesy: Rediff – Edited by Naresh Kapadia Jallikattu at Madurai
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