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Kushti

Kushti is the traditional form of Indian wrestling. Practiced in an Akhara, the wrestlers, under the supervision of a guru, dedicate their bodies and minds to Kushti on average for 6 to 36 months. It is a way of life and a spartan existence that requires rigorous discipline. Experienced wrestlers set the example and transmit their skills in the pit and in the community to the younger boys (7-8 years old) and new recruits, whereby promoting camaraderie, solidarity and fraternity.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2015
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 1 a.m.
Focal Length: 99.8mm
Shutter Speed: 1/10
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO1600
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PHOTO LOCATION Kolhapur, India