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The Blessings of Rishikesh

The riverside communities 2km upstream from Rishikesh Town are where most of the accommodation, ashrams, restaurants and travelers are ensconced.  We did not stay there.  Quinn, Mary, Derek and I  braved a harrowing tuk tuk ride to get there, and to cross a suspension bridge that spans the Ganges River.  555 more words


Rishikesh, a Gateway to the Ganges

Many thanks to everyone for the Get Well Wishes!  I am getting better every day.  In the meantime, I will continue sharing my travelogue.

Rishikesh is located north of Delhi in the Tehri district of Uttarakhand.  602 more words


Will the Ganges get a cleanup?

The title of the New Yorker article “What It Takes To Clean The Ganges” caught me, I thought this might just be a regurgitation of my LA degree with a bit of idealistic journalistic oomph, but I bit anyway. 316 more words

Landscape Architecture

The Faces of Varanasi and the Ganga

Photos by Maria Bitarello

Varanasi, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin East (New Delhi)
India – 2016

Ferrania / Ilford HP5 Plus 120mm 142 more words


India: Monsoon Floods and Dengue Fever

It was only two months ago that I blogged about how the impoverished families involved in our humanitarian project in India were suffering from heat and drought. 438 more words

Destinations And Tips

July 4, 1961: Revolutionary Pipe Joint Patent; 1832: Letter from Chester Averill about Cholera; 2013: Natural Immunity from Cholera

July 4, 1961: On this date, Patent Number 2,991,092 was issued to Mr. J. W. MacKay of the American Cast Iron Pipe Company in Birmingham, Alabama, for the Fastite push-on-rubber gasket joint for iron pipe. 604 more words


Brain Bashing the Way to Moksha

Day 72: Varanasi

Our efforts to be up in time to watch the sun rise over the Ganges are in yawning vain. The sun has already uncloaked itself from its nighttime wanders and thus, we’ve missed its grand entrance from a row boat on the river. 2,245 more words