A woman in Indian applies colored powder to her "rangoli," a Hindu ritual design, in front of her house in Hyderabad. Rangolis are drawn in front of homes early in the morning with a beautiful motif to welcome relatives and friends to mark the New Year.
Woman making a kolam in south India: "Especially during the harvest season, you'll see many women making kolams outside their homes in the morning. Kolams are beautiful patterns made from rice flour. Besides for decoration purposes it was a way to feed birds and critters. A way to honor that all life is sacred and a tribute to harmonious co-existence."