Not one of those standard solar eclipse pictures

Solar eclipses are like a manna from heaven for photo editors. The silhouette sequence of the moon passing over the sun. Smartly dressed young men and women wearing goggles to view the celestial spectacle. Foreigners flocking to India to catch a glimpse.

You will see them all in tomorrow’s newspapers.

What you are unlikely to see is the picture of Nagaraja and Spoorti, the couple who bucked the usual superstitions to get married during the solar eclipse at the Murugarajendra Mutt in Chitradurga on Friday. wishes them the very best in their lives and hopes all their troubles will be “l’il ones”.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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