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  • Later on, when all that Gorki had written had its importance, and his commercial success was established, the whole of "Makar," which is by no means free from obscurities, was translated.

    Maxim Gorki

  • On January 14, watch the sky change colors ... like a rainbow in a glittering sun after the rain ... and bask in the glory of 'Uttarayan' (aka Makar - Articles related to Bollywood film 'Kites' rises abroad, falls at home

  • Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press A Hindu woman held an oil lamp as she offered prayers to the sun god at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers during the Makar Sankranti festival in India Saturday.

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  • Today's first Makar Sankranti exchange, banana, sugar figurines, bettle leaf and nut, berries and a mix of roasted til, jaggery, pieces of dry coconut, peanuts and roasted gram.

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  • As India's kite-flying festival Makar Sankranti draws near, a look at the array of kites made for events ranging from Anna Hazare's anticorruption crusade to India's cricket achievements.

    India's Kite Festival Preparations

  • Shown, a girl displayed kites carrying images of Indian cricketers ahead of the Makar Sankranti kite festival on Jan. 14, in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, Tuesday.

    India's Kite Festival Preparations

  • Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a law professor and senior director for advocacy with the Women's Sports Foundation, said female participation in sports is the most effective remedy against obesity and leads to more education and better employment prospects — including in fields traditionally dominated by men.

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  • Deshakalyan Chowdhury/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Another Indian festival that marks the shift of the sun's gaze to the northern hemisphere is Makar Sankranti.

    Bonfires, Kites and Sun Worship

  • Bonfires will be lit in north India for Lohri festival, while colorful kites will dot the sky as Makar Sankranti approaches.

    Bonfires, Kites and Sun Worship

  • Ajit Solanki/Associated Press A man carried kites on the back of a scooter ahead of Makar Sankranti, in Ahmedabad, Thursday.

    Bonfires, Kites and Sun Worship


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