Uttarakhand (उत्तरांचल) became the 27th state of the Republic of India on November 9, 2000 after a relatively short and peaceful struggle by its people in the 1990s, having previously comprised part of Uttar Pradesh.
Soup Kitchen. Rishikesh
Some poor people waiting to get free food in front of an Ashram in Rishikesh. As you can see from the sacred thread he is wearing, even Brahmin can be poor.