The most amazing part of a picture is that it captures a moment that will never come again. Most good pictures are a result of good luck, good timing and observation, and some photographers master the art to get it all right. They click pictures that represent a lot more than words can ever say.

India has been a captivating subject for photographers from all over the world. While some get it just fine, some get the raw side of India which is very new to the world.

Here are 20 such award winning photographs which tried to depict different shades of India.

1. Dentist – Debasish Bhhaduri

2. Boys running towards a waterhole- Debashis Mukherjee

3. At the Indian village pond- Prasanta Biswas

4. Poonam- Alex Masi

5. Poor god- Arup Ghosh

6.  Trains- Steve McCurry

7. Colourful India- Bisheswar Chaudhary

8. Photograph by Bibek Smaran Paul

9. Photograph by Santu Mondal

10. Captured enthusiasm and love for cricket on Marina Beach, Chennai- S L Shanthkumar

11. Captured a massive fire in Mumbai- Mandar Deodhar

12. Pious Steps- Amitava Chandra

13. Black Kaali- Elangovan Subramaniam

14. A girl collecting rainwater in West Bengal- Prasanta Biswas

15. Divine Makeover- Mahesh Balasubramanian

16. Pilgrims and devotees cross pontoon bridges at the Maha Kumbh Mela- Wolfgang Weinhardt

17. Holi – Ioulia Chvetsova

18. The Morning Ritual- Nick Ng

19. Life in Colour- Anurag Kumar

20. Patrons of a traveling cinema watch a film at a night screening- Amit Madheshiya

So many shades of Incredible India!