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A Celebration on the Ganga

VARANASI, India — Evening brought a celebration to Dashashwamedh Ghat, just steps from my hotel.

The name Dashashwamedh means “ten-horse sacrifice,” marking the spot where Lord Brahma carried out the act — and in actuality… 304 more words


Food Carts Beckon in Varanasi

VARANASI, India — Famished from criss-crossing the ghats from north to south and back again, with excursions into the medieval-like passageways, I was ready to get some grub. 226 more words


Ganges River Has Extremely High Pollution Levels

Former California judge Paul Seeman earned his law degree from Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley. Possessing a strong professional interest in international environmental law, Paul Seeman participated in efforts to clean the… 143 more words

Paul Seeman

At the Ganga: To Bathe or Not To Bathe?

VARANASI, India — When in Rome, right?

Given that the Ganga holds a sacred place for India’s 1 billion Hindus, who revere the world’s third-largest river… 424 more words


Monkey Business in Varanasi

VARANASI, India — Setting foot back on the ghats after a predawn boat ride on the Ganges, I saw some familiar monkeys roaming their turf. 206 more words


Dawn Breaks on the Ganga

VARANASI, India — Waking in the early-morning darkness, I found my way from my hotel room with a view of the Ganga down to the ghats, or landings, along the river’s western banks. 249 more words