In Photos: India This Week
Boys walk down a snow-covered path at a village in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir on Wednesday, 2 January. 
Boys walk down a snow-covered path at a village in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir on Wednesday, 2 January. (Photo: PTI)

In Photos: India This Week

Beyond the headlines and behind the scenes, The Quint brings you snapshots of India this week, from 29 December 2018- 4 January 2019.

People release balloons as they celebrate the New Year 2019 outside a church in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, 1 January 2019. 
People release balloons as they celebrate the New Year 2019 outside a church in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, 1 January 2019. 
(Photo: PTI)
Sadhus of Shri Panchayti Niranjani Akhada during the Peshwai procession for Kumbh Mela 2019 in Allahabad (Prayagraj), on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.
Sadhus of Shri Panchayti Niranjani Akhada during the Peshwai procession for Kumbh Mela 2019 in Allahabad (Prayagraj), on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.
(PTI Photo)
Buddhist monks from Bhutan perform Black Hat Dance at Bhutanese Temple in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya on Saturday, 29 December 2018. The Black Hat dance is an elaborate ritual that is believed to help eliminate one’s obstacles in life.
Buddhist monks from Bhutan perform Black Hat Dance at Bhutanese Temple in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya on Saturday, 29 December 2018. The Black Hat dance is an elaborate ritual that is believed to help eliminate one’s obstacles in life.
(Photo: PTI)
LGBT community members and supporters raise slogans in protest against Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018, during their Rainbow pride walk, in Kolkata on Sunday, 30 December 2018. 
LGBT community members and supporters raise slogans in protest against Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018, during their Rainbow pride walk, in Kolkata on Sunday, 30 December 2018. 
(Photo: PTI/Swapan Mahapatra)
India captain Virat Kohli walks up the player race during play on Day 5 of the third cricket test between India and Australia in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday, 30 December 2018. India won the Test to go up 2-1 in the four match series.
India captain Virat Kohli walks up the player race during play on Day 5 of the third cricket test between India and Australia in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday, 30 December 2018. India won the Test to go up 2-1 in the four match series.
(Photo: AP/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
Celebrations for Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti started across the country with many places seeing Sikh youths perform Gatka, a martial art, and holding religious processions to mark the birth anniversary of the Sikh guru.
Celebrations for Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti started across the country with many places seeing Sikh youths perform Gatka, a martial art, and holding religious processions to mark the birth anniversary of the Sikh guru.
(Photo: PTI)
People take part in the funeral procession of eminent film director Mrinal Sen  in Kolkata on Tuesday, 1 January. The auteur, who started the new wave of Indian cinema with <i>Bhuvan Shome</i>, was one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the country.
People take part in the funeral procession of eminent film director Mrinal Sen in Kolkata on Tuesday, 1 January. The auteur, who started the new wave of Indian cinema with Bhuvan Shome, was one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the country.
(Photo: PTI/Swapan Mahapatra) 
A commuter waits for transport on a road enveloped with early morning smog in New Delhi on Tuesday, 1 January 2019. Air quality in the capital region, already the worst in the world, is hovering between ‘severe’ to ‘poor’ category.
A commuter waits for transport on a road enveloped with early morning smog in New Delhi on Tuesday, 1 January 2019. Air quality in the capital region, already the worst in the world, is hovering between ‘severe’ to ‘poor’ category.
(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Members of Ayyappa Dharma Samrakshana Samithi  attack an effigy of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan with slippers during a protest over Sabarimala issue on Thursday, 3 January. The protests erupted after two women of the menstrual age entered the temple on 1 January.
Members of Ayyappa Dharma Samrakshana Samithi attack an effigy of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan with slippers during a protest over Sabarimala issue on Thursday, 3 January. The protests erupted after two women of the menstrual age entered the temple on 1 January.
(Photo: PTI/Manvender Vashist)
Youth Congress activists hold cutouts of Rafale fighter planes during a protest against the Rafale deal issue, in New Delhi, on Thursday, 3 January. The Opposition and the government were involved in a bitter war of words on the Rafale issue in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Youth Congress activists hold cutouts of Rafale fighter planes during a protest against the Rafale deal issue, in New Delhi, on Thursday, 3 January. The Opposition and the government were involved in a bitter war of words on the Rafale issue in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
(Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to those who lost their lives in the 2004 tsunami, at a memorial in Car Nicobar on Sunday, 30 December 2018.&nbsp;
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to those who lost their lives in the 2004 tsunami, at a memorial in Car Nicobar on Sunday, 30 December 2018. 
(PIB Photo via PTI) 
Hindu Mahasabha leader Nand Kishore Mishra flashes a victory sign after a hearing on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute title case in SC, on Friday, 4 January. The next date of the hearing has been fixed as 10 January.&nbsp;
Hindu Mahasabha leader Nand Kishore Mishra flashes a victory sign after a hearing on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute title case in SC, on Friday, 4 January. The next date of the hearing has been fixed as 10 January. 
(Photo: PTI/Ravi Choudhary)

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