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.
A widow. Rishikesh
A widow feeding a calve in Rishikesh. She was climbing up the stairways for the Ganges. Widows are usually dressed up in white.