• Tibetan self-immolation
    A monk looks at a poster of Tibet's Jamphel Yeshi, who burnt himself to death in MarchReuters
  • Rahul Dravid's Tearful Adieu
    Retired cricket player Rahul Dravid wipes his eyes as he speaks during a felicitation ceremony held by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai March 27, 2012.Reuters
  • World Bank President Robert Zoellick Visit to Orissa
    World Bank President Robert Zoellick smiles as he crosses the river Bhitarkanika in a ferry to visit the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project and Orissa Rural Livelihoods Project at Gupti village in Orissa March 28 2012Reuters
  • Cultural Programme
    P. Gopalakrishan, a traditionally dressed artist from Kerala, drinks water as he takes a break during a march as part of a cultural programme in Kolkata March 25, 2012Reuters
  • Lokpal Bill passed
    After much opposition the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 was passed by Lok Sabha on Wednesday,following which Anti-Corruption crusader Anna Hazare ended his fast as well.Reuters
  • BRICS Summit
    India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (ninth from left), Chinese President Hu Jintao, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, India's President Pratibha Patil, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and India's Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari pose with artists during a cultural program and banquet hosted by Patil at the presidential palace in New Delhi March 28, 2012. Hu, Medvedev, Rousseff and Zuma are attending the BRICS Summit on March 29.Reuters/Handout
  • Jewellers' Association's Protest
    Members from the jewellers' association shout slogans as they hold candles during a protest against the government levy in Mumbai March 27, 2012. Indian gold futures, which rose to their highest level in more than a week on Tuesday, are likely to extend gains bolstered by a weaker dollar overseas, though volumes are expected to remain lower on jewellers strike, analysts said. Volumes are likely to be muted as jewellers, who hedge their positions on the futures platform, continued their protest against the government levy.Reuters
  • Navratri Festival
    Hindu devotees worship young girls dressed as Kumaris during rituals to commemorate Navratri festival inside Adyapith temple, on the outskirts of Kolkata, April 1, 2012. Hindus worship Goddess Durga and her different forms, such as Kumari, are taken as the symbols of purity during the festival whose name literally means nine nights.Reuters
  • Vice-President Hamid Ansari
    Vice-President Poll: Ansari Files Nomination; Is He already Won Half the Battle?PIB
  • Dilma Rousseff Calls on Pratibha Patil
    The President, Federative Republic of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff (R) calling on the President, Pratibha Patil, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on March 30, 2012.PIB

India witnessed an amalgam of events in the recent past, some were encouraging while others shocked us.

Check out the slideshow here to see what made news in the country in the recent weeks.