At a time when many villages boycotted the swinging machines owing to danger they pose, residents of Gilakaladindi have erected four machines this season. Enjoying the freedom they granted by their parents, boys and girls turned up at the game of swinging machine in which boys strive to impress the girls during the entire evening. The week-long celebrations concluded on Tuesday as part of Atla Tadde festival. Text and photographs by T. Appala Naidu.
The Begumpet Airport was full of activity on Wednesday with a number of planes making sorties for various reasons, but the most attractive was Indian Air Force C 17 Transport Plane that was loaded with relief material like essential goods to be sent to Visakhapatnam. The relief material was distributed among the Cyclone Hudhud victims in the north Andhra Pradesh districts. The Hindu photographer Nagara Gopal captures the glimpse of mammoth flying machine from different angles.