Riding into Hindu New Year

Indian women dressed in traditional attire riding motorcycles in a procession celebrating Gudi Padwa, or the Maharashtrian New Year, in Mumbai yesterday. Gudi Padwa is the Hindu New Year for people in India's Maharashtra state and marks the end of a
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Indian women dressed in traditional attire riding motorcycles in a procession celebrating Gudi Padwa, or the Maharashtrian New Year, in Mumbai yesterday. Gudi Padwa is the Hindu New Year for people in India's Maharashtra state and marks the end of a harvest and the beginning of a new one.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2017, with the headline 'Riding into Hindu New Year'. Print Edition | Subscribe