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Reflection of people seen on a photoframe of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on the day of 62nd Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Divas at Dadar Chaitya Bhumi, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Diwas is observed every year on Dussehra to mark the anniversary of Dr Ambedkar embracing Buddha religion in 1956.

#everydaymumbai #diwali #dusshera #ambedkar #mumbai #jaibhim
Photo @prashant_waydande
Girls riding a horse during sunset at versova beach in Mumbai, India. #everydaymumbai #mumbai

Photo @chiragwakaskar
Photographer @smitashrm for her #BicycleCampaign is our #followsunday this week. ・・・ Today is the International Day of the Girl. A day for all of us to ponder and recognize the importance of girls in our society. 
This photograph taken last year during the "Bicycle Campaign" where I donated five bicycles to abused survivors who were shamed, ostracised and deprived of education. The campaign was organised in association with non-profit #PVCHR #leninraghuvanshi  in Varanasi. 
The campaign this year renamed to "Wheels Of Change" will be held on 15th October at Vasai, Maharashtra, where 100 girls of tribal and dalit communities will be given the bicycles. This was possible by organising a campaign with my photographs by Caroline Dugast, Josephine Leroux and Frank Dn in France earlier this year. The second-hand bicycles donated generously have been shipped to India by @carolinedugast and have been finally cleared by the customs.

Hundreds of girls in India brave long distances and dangerous conditions to get to schools everyday. During this commute, girls are kidnapped, assaulted, raped, tricked and trafficked. The idea of this campaign was to reintegrate them in their communities so that they can lead a life of respect and dignity and don't have to drop out of school because of shame and fear.

My heartfelt thanks to all those who donated to this campaign and to PVCHR who will oversee the distribution of the bicycles and execution of the campaign. #dayofthegirl #girlseducation #notmyshame #everydaymumbai
A boy demonstrates his acrobatic skills at Worli Koliwada, Mumbai. 
The word ‘Koliwada’ roughly translates to a ‘village or colony of the Koli community’. Worli Koliwada is one of the seven original islands that made up Bombay until they were all joined into one landmass over the years from 1782 to 1838. Home to one of the oldest fishing communities in Mumbai, Worli Koliwada now overlooks something far younger - the iconic Bandra Worli Sea Link, a 5.6 km long concrete bridge, which opened in 2009. #everydaymumbai #worli #koliwada #nba 
Photo @amandeshmukh
Fr. Joe D’ Souza blessing  pets at the St. John the Evangelist Church in Fort. 
Fr. D’Souza has been conducting this special blessing service every year for 20 years. Across the world, several churches follow the practice in honour of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, on his Feast Day which falls in October. But Fr. D’Souza is perhaps the only one doing so in the city. Fr D’Souza sprinkled holy water on each animal before blessing them individually as they approached the altar. A large mug of water near his feet served thirsty visitors, some of whom wiggled and squirmed while others jockeyed for place. #everydaymumbai #mumbai #dogs #dogsofinstagram #christianity #church

Photo @emmanual_09
Drivers wash their Auto-rickshaws with water from a pond as clouds hover over buildings in the background during monsoon in Mumbai. #everydaymumbai #everydayindia #autorickshaw #india #monsoon #photojournalism #dailylife

Photo @ronnavras
Cosplayer dressed as Joker from Batman gets last minute touch up done at Comic Con held in Mumbai, India.
#cosplayer #mumbai #cosplay #joker #batman #everydaymumbai 
Photo @hharisinghani
Reconnecting History dots 
Did you know there is a Gujarati church in Mumbai where prayers, song and sharing is in Gujarati!! Nestled in bustling Grant Road, The foundation of this church was laid in 1878. The land was donated by two Parsis Merwanji Mehta and Manekji Modi who also raised money and gave the community the roof to pray. 
Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church has followers like Vaghelas, Parmar's,  Sarkarias who have settled from Gujarat. 
#Reconnectinghistorydots #Mumbaiheritage #gujarati #church #christianity #Mumbaitrivia #mumbai #everydaymumbai

Photo  @myweekendodysseys
Streaks of lightening fall over Mumbai Skyline, seen from Elphinstone on 07th October 2017 in Mumbai, India. #EverydayMumbai #Mumbai #lightning

Photo @shashishekharkashyap
Our #followsunday this week @everydaykandahar 
Kandahar (/ˈkændəˌhɑːr/) or Qandahar (Pashto: کندهار‎ Kandahār; Dari: قندهار‎‎ Qandahār, known in older literature as Candahar) is the second-largest city in Afghanistan.
@suneengel -  Juma Khan showing off his prison tattoos to fellow patients at a drug rehabilitation clinic in Helmand. Afghanistan's rampant drug business leaves a trail of abuse in its wake, and Helmand is the center of the trade. Juma Khan began smoking opium when he was displaced by fighting 10 years ago and lost his job - and quickly graduated to heroin. He ended up in prison when his brother turned him in, in an attempt to get him clean, but to no avail. When I met him, he had been at this clinic for a little over a week. The worst pain of withdrawal had subsided, now it was just boredom. The elderly man next to him, Mohammad Rahim, has just been admitted two days earlier and was still suffering from violent convulsions of withdrawal. #helmand #afghanistan #drugs #addiction #prison #tattoo #everydayasia #everydayafghanistan #everydayeverywhere #Kandahar #everydaykandahar #everydaymumbai
Dawoodi bohra women in their traditional 'rida' sit on the promenade wall at marine drive in Mumbai, India. #everydaymumbai #mumbai #dawoodibohra #bohra

Photo @mumbai_streetphotographer
Davids vs Goliath

It happens too often when it comes to wildlife. You end up going to a place, trying to see something, but you don't. But sometimes you get incredibly lucky, seeing something you wouldn't even have imagined. Take this case, I was visiting the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary in Mumbai, India, almost always a very rewarding place for birding. We saw Baya Weavers, the flamingos themselves and while waiting for a friend at a particular corner, I noticed some tiny movement from the corner of my eye which revealed itself to be a big carpenter bee. Seeing it at such close distance, tempted, I lifted my zoom lens (Thank God for the Nikkor AF-S 80-400's close focusing distance) and snapped the bee hovering over a giant milkweed flower. Except it wasn't alone. Amazingly, a platoon of ants seemed to be repelling the efforts of the bee. And it was only after I shared an image of this moment with senior entomologist @vshubhalaxmi, that I found out that the ants were actually nectar thieves, and the bee a pollinator for this plant. In some ways, a reversal of the old classic of David and Goliath, except in this case, one could probably argue the 'davids' were the villian and Goliath the hero :) #shashankwildlife #mumbai #thane #everydaymumbai

Photo @birlashashank