In Pictures: India This Week (18 March 2017 to 25 March 2017)

Beyond the headlines and behind the scenes, The Quint brings you a snapshot of India this week.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama rubs noses wit Australian cricket team captain Steven Smith during an interaction with the team at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. (Photo: AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
A farmer from Tamil Nadu displays skulls, who he claims are the remains of Tamil farmers who have committed suicide, during a protest demanding a drought-relief package from the Centre, in New Delhi. (Photo: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)
A boy cries as a leech is applied on his foot during a leech therapy in Srinagar. (Photo: Reuters/Danish Ismail)
People fill bottles with water from a municipal truck ahead of World Water Day, in Bengaluru. (Photo: Reuters/Abhishek N Chinnappa)
A devotee performs a stunt at a procession during the festival of Urs which commemorates the death anniversary of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, at Chishti’s shrine in Ajmer. (Photo: Reuters/Himanshu Sharma)
A worker climbs a coconut tree to collect coconuts in Bengaluru. (Photo: Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa)
A man pedals his cycle rickshaw during rains in Agartala. (Photo: Reuters/Jayanta Dey)
Eunuchs attend a prayer inside a temple as part of a fourteen-day-long convention honouring eunuchs from across the country, in Gandhinagar. (Photo: Reuters/Amit Dave)
Labourers sit on an arch window under a railway bridge in the old quarters of Delhi. (Photo: Reuters/Adnan Abidi)
People enjoy tea in earthen cups at a roadside tea stall in Kolkata. (Photo: AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Check out all the photo essays in the ‘India This Week’ series.