India 60

by admin Aug 15, 2007 8 Comments

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India 60
When it comes to milestones, sushtipurthi or completion of 60 years, is special in India. Today, India has been independent from its brutal colonial rule for 60 years. In the grand scheme of things it’s a small time frame in contrast to a region rich with traditions, religions, languages and history whose lineage dates back thousands of years. But from our frame of reference, 60 years back; regardless of all our internal tussles and disagreements on various fronts, we have held ourselves together and are moving forward in gargantuan strides.

However, 60 years later, as we emulate and toil to be at par with developed nations, the real India seems to lurk in the background, whether knowingly or unknowingly, safeguarding the identity that makes us who we are. That real India of my childhood, that real India my grandfather–Marthandan Narayanan–fought the British on the battle fields of Rangoon for, and that real India which still exists in its numerous villages and towns.

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.

60 years since Nehru spoke those words, it seems we are at another junction, where we step from the old to the new. Maybe 60 years from now that real India might not exist anymore; so for this 60th Independence Day, I have put together a wallpaper of images of people from all parts of India, in a way trying to see the real India in the faces of its people.

Happy 60th Independence Day Everyone, and enjoy the wallpaper.

Download: 1920×1200 | 1680×1050 | 1600×1000

All images used in the wallpaper were found on flickr. The only place I could not find a photo for was Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

I would like to thank the following photographers for having taken such striking images of India and its people, and especially for sharing and granting me the permission to include their images in this wallpaper. There are 40 photos used in this wallpaper, and I have 32 approvals for image use. For those photographers I haven’t heard back from, I apologize for jumping the gun and releasing the wallpaper prior to receiving consent, as I had to get it out today. If you have an issue with your image being in the wallpaper, do let me know and I will remove it immediately.

Andhara Pradesh РShreyans, Arunachal Pradesh РSandeep, Assam РSanzen, Bihar РKshitiz Anand, Chattigarh РKewal Raipur, Goa РDotspiral, Gujarat Рherv̩ Blandin, Haryana РRick Quesnberry, Himachal Pradesh РNaroki, Jammu and Kashmir РJaipal Singh Bandral, Jharkhand РPrema Sagar, Karnataka РEli Shams, Kerala РJules, Madhya Pradesh РAkshay Mahajan, Maharashtra РR K Menon, Manipur РMoruoak, Meghalaya РSeema K K, Mizoram РJohn Paite, Nagaland РWalter Callens, Orissa РAaron Ohlmann, Punjab РRaminder Pal Singh, Rajasthan РMirjan Letsch, Sikkim РAbhinav Toshniwal, Tamil Nadu РKangan Arora, Tripura РRodrigo Bravo, Uttar Pradesh РClaude Renault, Uttarakhand РMar00ned, West Bengal РAlberto Lizaralde

Union Territories
Andaman & Nicobar – Sebastin Iratuza, Chandigargh – Dey Alexander, Daman and Diu – Ikuko Yamada, Lakshadweep – Sam Akhtar, Delhi – Sam Stearman, Puducherry – Yan Seiler

Tiger – Kurian Jose, Peacock – Ju Urrutia, Mango – Mahesh Khanna, Banyan – Scott Weber, Lotus – Bryan McNair, Flag – Nav a


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  • Subhash Yadav

    Mar 12, 2008 | 3:54 am

    I wish to use this image as the cover page of our in house college magazine.
    Seeking your permission for the same.
    It shall be for non commercial purposes

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  • nishant singh

    Aug 2, 2009 | 8:36 am

    Dear KD

    I wish to use this wallapaer for this year independence day in promotion event we are doing for our company at small level in varanasi.
    Since it would involve small games like hitting the target, quiz on india, antakshri but keeping in mind that it is an independence day, i decided to have some branding for india too.. and i beleive your wallpaper is great… May i use it for the purpose of adorning our stall
    I assure you that, if the proposal for activity is cleared by company (including if i can submit it in time), if your wallpaper is used, it would be solely for the visibility and feel good factor and no Sale or Profit of any kind will be generated or is intended to be generated out of it. And if someone will have any queries about it (given it’s a great looking wallpaper) we will provide them the web address of karmadude.

    Waiting for your reply

  • KarmaDude

    Aug 2, 2009 | 9:10 am

    Nishant, sounds like a fun event you are organizing, go for it, you can use the wallpaper. If possible do share some pictures of the stall.

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