Updated: March 18, 2014 22:42 IST
Sailing on blue waters
Participants practising on Laser Standard sail boats in the waters of Rushikonda Beach in Visakhapatnam on Tuesdayahead of the Asian Games to be held in April. Photo: K.R. Deepak
'Green drive': The drive to interior areas of Visakhapatnam District towards Chodavaram is a pleasant experience with the lush green fields greeting the traveller. One comes across groups of farmers with their bullocks and farm labour heading to the fields. The farm operations are in full swing with copious rainfall in September. Farmers are busy transplanting paddy in flooded agriculture plots turning them into green carpets overnight. Some are cultivating millets in small plots of land. Bullocks, buffaloes and a few tractors here and there are busy ploughing the land adding colour to the landscape. The Hindu photographer C.V. Subrahmanyam captures some of those scenes.
Vibrant Telangana culture came alive at Kothagudem on Thursday with women celebrating Bangaru Bathukamma. Traditional festive fervour marked the beginning of nine-day celebrations started by Nizamabad MP K. Kavitha. Women prepared colourful Bathukammas in an impressive array of patterns using traditional flowers. The Singareni Women’s Degree College premises turned vibrant with hundreds of Bathukammas, lights and drum beats. Telangana`s floral festival also saw recital of traditional songs in praise of Goddess Gouramma. The Hindu photographer G.N. Rao captures the grandeur.