Indipin – The Pinboard Of India

An Indian Hindu Holy man carries a glass as he walks out of his tent to perform a ritual ahead of the annual month long Hindu religious fair Magh Mela, in Allahabad. | www.indipin.com #indipin

Hindu devotees prepare to take a holy dip at Sangam during the annual month-long Hindu religious fair Magh Mela in Allahabad, India. | www.indipin.com #indipin

Indian pilgrims walk on a jetty as they wait to cross the Muri-Ganga on their way to Gangasakar, the confluence of the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal, in India. Pilgrims have been making there way to the holy site for the past several weeks. | www.indipin.com #indipin

Misti-doi – or sweet yogurt – is a traditional Bengali sweet that is hugely popular in Calcutta, the city where Mr Aich was born and grew up. Misti-Doi Man is a government clerk who has an abusive boss and a bossy wife. | www.indipin.com #indipin

The character of Jalebi Woman is inspired by a “sweet, college girl” who is frustrated because she is “eve-teased” by men. | www.indipin.com #indipin

India’s favourite snack samosa is a deep-fried savoury pastry with spicy fillings of potatoes, peas, lentils or even meat. | www.indipin.com #indipin

The perfectly rounded, yellow laddoo is perhaps India’s most popular sweet and the birth of a child or a wedding celebration is incomplete without a box of laddoos. Mr Aich’s Laddoo Boy is a child labourer who works in a sweet shop. | www.indipin.com #indipin

Idlii Man is based on the most popular south Indian breakfast snack idli. “I drew him because I have a friend from [the southern state of] Kerala who lives in the north and always talks about idlis. He says they make the best snack.” | www.indipin.com #indipin

Bhaja Mukho – or, The Fried Face – is inspired by Indians’ fondness for all things fried, says Mr Aich. | www.indipin.com #indipin

In the Bengali Vampire, Mr Aich, himself a Bengali, makes fun of his community’s fondness for sweets, especially the juicy rasgulla. | www.indipin.com #indipin