photos

WTF

An idol of Lord Swaminarayan dressed up in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s uniform at the Swaminarayan Temple in Surat, Gujarat.

PTI Photo(Facebook)

Hindu Sena activists organise a havan in support of Republican US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Subhav Shukla

A Russian official nudges Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he walks past a guard of honour even as the Indian national anthem is being played during his arrival at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a supporter, Mary Margaret Bannister, check to see if his hair is real during his speech to supporters during a rally at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, USA.

AP/PTI

Mayoral campaign poster of Teruki Goto.

Pankaj Parekh, Vice-president of Yeola Municipal Council and NCP activist is seen wearing shirt of gold, containing 4 Kg gold at a function in Nashik

PTI Photo

Mumbai Rains?
Commuters of the Mumbai Metro had a surprise as water started pouring from an AC vent in a carriage. The issue was reportedly soon corrected, with @MumMetro tweeting an apology to the passengers, "Dear Mumbaikars, we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. This issue was reported at 11 30 a.m. It has already been rectified." They also went on to claim that the trains' "quality tested by Indian Railways. Our trains are not faulty", and that the "technical issue witnessed today is not uncommon".

Courtesy: @abhishektelang on Twitter

A woman is rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a storm drain while trying to retrieve her mobile phone in Dover southeast England. Sixteen-year-old Ella Birchenough squeezed down the hole to try to fetch her phone, but she became stuck fast in front of a group of amused onlookers, including her mother.

AP Photo/Tim Richards/PA

Joan Collins, the veteran TV actress gathered a flock of random recognisable subjects together at the Prince's Trust And Samsung Celebrate Success awards at the Odeon in Leicester Square, London, for what is being termed as the lamest celebrity selfie of all time. While His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, managed to save himself, Collins roped in Sir Ben Kingsley, Pixie Lott, Phillip Schofield, Anna Williamson, Laura Whitmore, Luke Evans, Tess Daly, Sam Bailey, Vernon Kay, Dominic West, Jools Holland, Jeremy Irons and Gabby Logan.

Courtesy - Twitter

Barack Obama the poster-boy of contraband Viagra in northern Pakistan.

Courtesy - @AFP on Twitter

"Stop Showing Your Knees," was what Queen Elizabeth II reportedly said to granddaughter-in-law Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, here seen at the Calgary Airport, in Alberta, Canada. According to reports, Kate has irked the Queen with her short skirts, who has since demanded "lower hemlines" and that she stop "dressing like a harlot". Reports say that the Queen has even lent her personal dresser Angela Kelly to Kate.

TV Grab

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda slapped by an unknown youth during a road show in the state.

TV Grab

Shankar Rao, a Congress legislator from Andhra Pradesh and his daughter with a clay model of the bronze statue of Sonia as 'Telangana Talli' (Mother Telangana) which he intends to install as a mark of gratitude for being the mover behind UPA government's decision to create a Telangana state.

Shankar Rao, a Congress legislator from Andhra Pradesh and his daughter with a clay model of the bronze statue of Sonia as 'Telangana Talli' (Mother Telangana) which he intends to install as a mark of gratitude for being the mover behind UPA government's decision to create a Telangana state.

Shankar Rao, a Congress legislator from Andhra Pradesh, has decided to install a nine feet statue of Sonia Gandhi as 'Telangana Talli' (Telangana mother) as a mark of gratitude for being the mover behind UPA government's decision to create a Telangana state. The statue is slated to be installed at what Dr Rao intends to call the 'Sonia Gandhi Shanti Vanam', near the Bangalore-Hyderabad highway.

A model displays a Spring/Summer design by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada during Madrid's Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain.

AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Participants of the ' Mudflat Olympics' play in the mud in Brunsbuettel, northern Germany. At the Mudflat Olympics teams of different disciplines, such as mud soccer, mud handball and mud sledding, compete against each other.

AP Photo/dpa, Axel Heimken

The dog who underwent a successful emergency surgery in New York after it ingested 111 pennies (down at right). The surgery was performed to recover the 'loot'.

PTI Photo

The capsule and attached helium balloon carrying Felix Baumgartner lifts off as he attempts to break the speed of sound with his own body by jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon in Roswell, New Mexico. Baumgartner plans to jump from an altitude of 120,000 feet, an altitude chosen to enable him to achieve Mach 1 in free fall, which would deliver scientific data to the aerospace community about human survival from high altitudes.

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Magician David Blaine stands inside an apparatus surrounded by a million volts of electric currents streamed by tesla coils during his 72-hour "Electrified: 1 Million Volts Always On" stunt on Pier 54 in New York. The stunt, sponsored by Intel, is the latest of daredevil endeavors by the magician whose previous stunts included being encased in ice for over 60 hours in Times Square.

AP Photo/John Minchillo

B K Monu pulling the truck shaped as train engine with his teeth's at N I T Dussehra Ground in Faridabad.

PTI Photo

MLA Samresh Singh who tore off his shirt over demand for regularising of para-teachers, returning land acquired from villagers at Nagri situated on the outskirts of Ranchi and setting up a commission for the displaced. The Jharkhand assembly was adjourned for the day after the MLA ripped off his shirt amidst din in the House.

Sunita Chaudhary, the first woman auto rickshaw driver in north India mounted on a horse, poses for photos as she leaves to file nomination for the vice presidential race in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi

A 3-year-old poodle, looks at visitors touring a pet fair in Bangkok.

AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

A Pakistani monkey along with his handler joins a rally, called by Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party headed by former Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan, to condemn power cuts in Lahore, Pakistan.

AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary

An exhibitor speaks on his phone as he wears special camouflage while standing at the Saab booth at the 7th International Land and Naval Defence Systems Exhibition in New Delhi. The event, which is a showcase for global defence hardware manufacturers and suppliers, is said to be the largest of its kind in Asia with delegations from over 90 countries.

AP Photo/Kevin Frayer

A dog walks the ramp displaying a creation by designer Mulberry during a fashion show at London Fashion Week.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Visitors surround the carcass of whale shark in Karachi, Pakistan. Qasim Khan waged the unlikeliest of battles with Pakistani authorities over the right to charge hundreds of curious visitors 20 rupees each to see a roughly 40-foot whale shark he bought from a fisherman.

AP Photo/Fareed Khan

A pug shows off his winter wear as he strolls on a street in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on a cold winter morning.

AP Photo/Martin Meissner

A man stands in his boxer shorts as he waits patiently for his pants to be altered on a sewing machine by a street tailor in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Kevin Frayer

Models present creations by fashion brand Von Bardonitz at the Fashion Week in Berlin.

AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

A fashion fanatic dog dressed in camouflage jacket is held by his owner during a cold winter day in Sofia.

AP Photo/Valentina Petrova

"To all those who messaged me about the atrocious front page ad in The Hindu‘s Delhi edition on 1 Jan, my view as editor is that this sort of crass commercialisation compromises the image and reputation of my newspaper. We are putting in place a policy to ensure the front page is not used for this sort of an ad again,” Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor of The Hindu, on his Facebook page. The jury is still out as to what would be deemed atrocious and "crass commercialisation" compromising the image and reputation of different publications.

Shinto priests Masaki Kaji, left, and Kenji Kaji perform purification rites for the dogs at Ichigaya Kamegaoka Hachimangu in Tokyo. The shrine specially arranges the dates for pet-owners and their pets to offer the New Year's prayers together.

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

Goats show off their winter clothing on a cold morning in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Saurabh Das

Elaine Davidson, who, according to Guinness World Records, is the 'Most Pierced Woman', performs on the Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

AP Photo/David Cheskin, PA