12 imagesThere is a certain mystique that surrounds India. The country has always been known for peace and tranquility, particularly known as the birthplace of Hinduism and Buddhism, the two oldest mainstream religions. Unfortunately, in recent times India has become known as a dangerous place due to incidents of rape and other violent crimes. A stigma has formed, people seem to be intimidated by the country. In the following photo series, the pictures depict a different type of India, a type of India that is not intimidating. The polar opposite, where regular Indian residents are living a simplistic and humble everyday life.