A tricolour feather and an image of an ice-covered valley from Leh have won Indian Link’s Independence Day photo contest.
To mark Independence Day this year, Indian Link organised a photo contest titled #myIndianlink. Amateur photographers were invited to submit an image that best expresses their LINK to India or their FEEL of India.
The winning entries by Sai Krishna and Sachin Wakhare respectively are featured in Indian Link’s August 2020 edition, an Independence Day Special. Sai Krishna’s image of the tricolour feather became the cover shot and Sachin Wakhare’s photo took the prestigious centrespread.
Both win Amazon gift vouchers worth $100 each.
Sai Krishna said, “I love seeing the tricolour around me in daily life.”
Sachin Wakhare gives equal credit to his mate Mitesh Patel for his winning pic. “Mitesh and I brainstormed to create this photo when we travelled to Leh with school friends two years ago. Sadly, this region saw some conflict with China recently. As our photo depicts, the Tricolour will always fly high on our land. Vande Mataram.”
Entries were uploaded on to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #myIndianlink or emailed to IndianLink directly.
15 images were shortlisted from the 54 entries received, from which the final two were chosen.
See the shortlisted pics here.
Check out the winning entries in Indian Link’s Independence themed photo contest
A true Indian can find India everywhere
My mate Mitesh Patel and I brainstormed to create this photo when we travelled to Leh as a group two years ago. Sadly this region saw some conflict with China recently. The Tricolour will always fly high on our land.
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View of Manipur’s Loktak lake with floating phumids.
Near Taj Mahal. This cutie was waiting for his dad very patiently and this lady walked passed just as I clicked.
This pic signifies my link to India, a land of culture, spirituality and humanity.
Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, aka the ISKCON Delhi temple
Indian Tricolour in nature: the saffron of the sky indicating the strength, the white of the sun showing peace and truth; the green of the fields showing fertility
I've always enjoyed my solo travels around India, and how it quickly taught me there's beauty in everything if you just look for it.
Khamoshi ka afsaana
Seeing the sky decorated with dots on the kite festival Makar Sankranti made me nostalgic for Indian festivals, after fifteen years in Australia