Kites at the market at Dilli Diwaraja which is open 24 hours a day leading up to the Uttarayan Kite Festival
A number of households make kites in the Jamalpur area of Ahmedabad. This woman makes around 1000 kites per day leading up to this week's festival
Kites & kites string at Manek Chowk. You maybe counting down to Xmas but here in Ahmedabad the next big event is Uttarayan - the Kite Festival on January 14th. Can't wait... always lots of fun!
Flying kites from the tomb of Ahmed Shah during the annual Uttarayan Kite Festival
At the side of the kite market at Dilli Diwarja there are many of these manja makers with their spinning reels. Here the rice and powdered glass paste are added to coloured dyes and the whole mixture is used to coat the kite strings which are the ready for lively kite-fights
A girl from the nearby slum collecting fallen kites (patang) at Manek Chowk in the Old City
Seling kites near Dilli Diwarja in the lead up to Ahmedabad's annual kite festival
Roof-top set-up for the Uttarayan Kite Festival. Sunshine, good breeze and at least a million co-kite flyers -- what more could you want?