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Time Travel Thursdays: Indian Moments Part One

I look back at my time in India through rose-tinted glasses. I have distorted facts with an Instagram filter. Those long train rides across the Indian countryside with my hair blowing in the wind, being served chai tea on the platforms by sweet, smiling, children… 836 more words

Adventures Abroad

Varanasi: Glimpses from a Timeless City

Varanasi or Kashi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Located by the Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi has forever been a melting pot different cultures and belief systems. 852 more words

India

Tales of the riverbank...

To sít amongst the thousands of Indians that journey to Haridwar to witness the Ganga aarti ceremony at Haar-ki-Paris ghat is a privilege indeed. Even more so when you realise that you are one of an extremely small number of Westerners, (I counted around half a dozen others amongst the crowds), and when it is your first sighting of that holiest of rivers, the Ganges. 202 more words

India

Clean Ganga: SC pulls up pollution boards for not taking stringent action against industries

New Delhi: Taking into consideration the present state of river Ganga, the Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the Centre and state pollution control boards for their failure to take action against defaulters. 125 more words

Nation

Vanarasi, a bag full of happiness tied with a rope of reality

Varanasi or Banaras: the religious capital of India. The city is said to be as old as time and one of the oldest continually inhabited cities of the world. 769 more words

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