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Rajesh Yadav, 25, who identifies as a gay cross-dresser and lives in Bilaspur, in central India, says she has been gang-raped multiple times and beaten with a brick because of her sexuality.
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Photo: Atul Loke For @nytimes shot couple of months back.
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A British-era law that makes homosexuality a crime will be up for re-examination today by the Supreme Court, which pointed out seven months ago that "social morality changes from age to age". A five-judge constitution bench will hear a bunch of petitions that demand the scrapping of Section 377. On Monday, the court refused to adjourn the hearing despite Centre's plea for more time to file its response on the issue. The top court was asked to re-examine the issue after it set aside a Delhi High Court verdict of 2009 that held Section 377 as "unconstitutional".
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#gay #crossdresser #gayrights #humaninterest #constitution #section377 #india #photojournalism #documentaryphotography @panospictures

Twenty three year old Suman Pramanik grew up in a farming family in West Bengal and worked briefly in his village cutting hair at a salon. Two years ago, in search of a better life, he moved to Raipur, taking up a job at the city’s coffee house as a waiter.
#raipur #chattishgarh #coffee #indiacoffeehouse #people #migrants #worker #dailylife #photojournalism #shotoniphone #blacknwhite #india

On a road trip since last few days to visit the tribal communities in Odisha & Uttarakhand, to shoot a short documentary for Oxfam Canada
#odisha #uttarakhand #india #oxfam #documentary #photography #tribal #community #onassignment @panospictures

Comfort session with ‘Coco’ at Khar, Doollally Mumbai with Animal Angels.
Coco has been volunteering as a therapy dog with Animal Angels for last 9 years. He started his first session when he was a six month puppy with 80 mentally and physically challenged children's and went on to give his services to Juvenile Kids at remand home as well as book reading sessions, at Crossword library, where children's would read books to Coco so as to initiate them into reading.
Coco is a natural at Therapy sessions, he willingly goes and greets people and his calm temperament makes them open up.
I have noticed that being around Ami through her chronic pain, has not only made him more sensitive but very good at understanding people. He can also sniff if someone is having some pain in their body and he has even comforted people who were paralysed, by licking that area of their body which can't feel.
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#therapydogs #comfortdogs #AAT #humananimalbond #stressbuster #AnimalAngelsFoundation #doollaly #mumbai #india #dailylife #pet #petsofinstagram #love #happiness @panospictures

Comfort session with ‘Coco’ at Khar, Doollally Mumbai with Animal Angels.
Coco has been volunteering as a therapy dog with Animal Angels for last 9 years. He started his first session when he was a six month puppy with 80 mentally and physically challenged children's and went on to give his services to Juvenile Kids at remand home as well as book reading sessions, at Crossword library, where children's would read books to Coco so as to initiate them into reading.
Coco is a natural at Therapy sessions, he willingly goes and greets people and his calm temperament makes them open up.
I have noticed that being around Ami through her chronic pain, has not only made him more sensitive but very good at understanding people. He can also sniff if someone is having some pain in their body and he has even comforted people who were paralysed, by licking that area of their body which can't feel.
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#therapydogs #comfortdogs #AAT #humananimalbond #stressbuster #AnimalAngelsFoundation #doollaly #mumbai #india #dailylife #pet #petsofinstagram #love #happiness @panospictures

Flying over Pir Panchal mountains on route to Kashmir for an assignment, today late afternoon. According to an elderly fellow passenger from Srinagar, Pir Panchal mountains are very secretive and many sages go there to live in solitude & experience enlightenment
#kashmir #mountain #onassignment #shotoniphone #travel @panospictures

THE TAMIL QUARTERS – THE QUAINT HERITAGE TOWN OF PONDICHERRY
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There is a Pondicherry beyond French India, beyond the crepes and the colonial flavour, beyond the beautiful villas, the beaches and the gardens, that is the old Tamil town, which is now a Pondicherry Heritage Town.
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Posting some of the pictures and videos shot during my ongoing first ever solo motorcycle journey from Mumbai to Southern India.
#pondicherry #tamil #tamilquarters #heritage #heritagetown #culture #dailylife #photojournalism #southindia #india #travel #solotravel #motorcycleride #fujifilm #fujix100t @panospictures

THE TAMIL QUARTERS – THE QUAINT HERITAGE TOWN OF PONDICHERRY
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There is a Pondicherry beyond French India, beyond the crepes and the colonial flavour, beyond the beautiful villas, the beaches and the gardens, that is the old Tamil town, which is now a Pondicherry Heritage Town.
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Posting some of the pictures and videos shot during my ongoing first ever solo motorcycle journey from Mumbai to Southern India.
#pondicherry #tamil #tamilquarters #heritage #heritagetown #culture #dailylife #photojournalism #southindia #india #travel #solotravel #motorcycleride #shotoniphone @panospictures

Flower market of Pondicherry.
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Posting some of the pictures and videos shot during my ongoing first ever solo motorcycle journey from Mumbai to Southern India.
#flowers #market #flowermarket #pondicherry #color #dailylife #travel #photojournalism #fujifilm #fujix100t #motorcycleride #solo @panospictures

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