Lastly, I feel this is barely on topic. Carousels are French in origin. Without the silhouette in the background there would be nothing Indian about this image.
Probably the first thing I've ever agreed with you on. Though I do find it amazing how certain people only ever find fault with well-executed work, and never with sloppy, far less creative, and repetitive designs.
There is a similar flair for the ornate, yes, and the Taj Mahal in the background is decidedly Indian, but the concept on the whole really does feel flat on an on-topic scale, and there's a huge disconnect for me between the background and the foreground. On the one hand, I'm sure it won't be rejected, because far more flagrant offenders this and every week won't be rejected. On the other hand, I've never known woot to spare a talented artist when they can make an example out of them and ignore the worse offenders.