India travel, Photo essays, PHOTOGRAPHY

Flying colours

January 14 is the festival of Uttarayan in Gujarat, marking the end of winter, the return of the sun and the reawakening of the gods. It is also the day of the kite flying festival. Flyers hold kite fights, attempting to send competing kites crashing to the ground. They use special string, dipped in a mixture of dye, glue and ground glass, to cut their opponents’ kites from the air. I took these pictures in the Gandhi Gate district of Baroda, where the string is manufactured and wound onto big wheels known as firkees. Angus McDonald

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  1. What delightful and vibrant photos…thank you…

    Posted by lakshmilovestoshop | 22 October, 2012, 8:22 am

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