In Pics: India This Week
Bum Nongrum, 91, smokes a beedi, tobacco rolled in an indigenously available leaf, at her house in Nongpoh, Meghalaya. 
Bum Nongrum, 91, smokes a beedi, tobacco rolled in an indigenously available leaf, at her house in Nongpoh, Meghalaya. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

In Pics: India This Week

Beyond the headlines and behind the scenes, The Quint brings you a snapshot of India this week, from 11 to 17 May 2019.

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A Muslim man sells  halwa during the holy month of Ramadan in Mumbai.
A Muslim man sells halwa during the holy month of Ramadan in Mumbai.
(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Khasi tribal woman Lona Syngkli carries firewood in a basket swung around her head in Nongpoh, Meghalaya. 
Khasi tribal woman Lona Syngkli carries firewood in a basket swung around her head in Nongpoh, Meghalaya. 
(AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party stands with his body painted as he attends an election rally addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Mathurapur. 
A supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party stands with his body painted as he attends an election rally addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Mathurapur. 
(AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Kashmiri villagers watch funeral procession of slain militant Naseer Pandith, in Pulwama,  Kashmir. 
Kashmiri villagers watch funeral procession of slain militant Naseer Pandith, in Pulwama, Kashmir. 
(AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
Kashmiri women participate in a protest against the rape of a 3-year-old girl from north Kashmir at Mirgund, outskirts of Srinagar.
Kashmiri women participate in a protest against the rape of a 3-year-old girl from north Kashmir at Mirgund, outskirts of Srinagar.
(AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
A bolt of lighting illuminates the night sky as it rains in Jammu.
A bolt of lighting illuminates the night sky as it rains in Jammu.
(AP Photo/Channi Anand)
An elderly man reads the Communist Party of India-Marxist  party newspaper pasted on a wall next to party candidate’s election posters in Kolkata.
An elderly man reads the Communist Party of India-Marxist party newspaper pasted on a wall next to party candidate’s election posters in Kolkata.
(AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Karbi tribal woman Aloti Tumung, 65, carries vegetables on her shoulder at a marketplace in Sonapur, east of Gauhati.
Karbi tribal woman Aloti Tumung, 65, carries vegetables on her shoulder at a marketplace in Sonapur, east of Gauhati.
(AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Temple priests perform ‘Ganga Aarti’ during dawn at Assi ghat, in Varanasi, 
Temple priests perform ‘Ganga Aarti’ during dawn at Assi ghat, in Varanasi, 
(PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)
A woman displays indelible ink mark on her finger after casting vote standing in front of a mural depicting a scene from the  Mahabharata in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
A woman displays indelible ink mark on her finger after casting vote standing in front of a mural depicting a scene from the Mahabharata in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.
(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
A pedestrian takes shelter under a shrub during a sudden rainfall, in New Delhi.
A pedestrian takes shelter under a shrub during a sudden rainfall, in New Delhi.
(PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)
A polling officer puts indelible ink mark on the index finger of a differently able voter, carried by another man, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. 
A polling officer puts indelible ink mark on the index finger of a differently able voter, carried by another man, in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. 
(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
BJP supporters wave at the helicopter carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he leaves after an election campaign rally ahead of the last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Buxar.
BJP supporters wave at the helicopter carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he leaves after an election campaign rally ahead of the last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Buxar.
(PTI Photo) 

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