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Varanasi: Photo Essay

How to describe a place that has so many things going on simultaneously? Varanasi, otherwise known as Benares, is one of the most ancient cities on earth. 523 more words

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Raga On Ganges - 60 Kilometres from Rishikesh, India

Although I do not believe in what man says about God, my mother still dragged me to pay my respects to the creators sitting at Neelkanth Temple, Rishikesh. 249 more words


Glory of the Ganges River: India

One of the most polluted rivers in the world is considered a Hindu Goddess. A River composed of trash, waste, and both cremated and non-cremated bodies is where thousands of Hindus bathe as they worship the sacred Hindu Goddess Ganga. 496 more words


Water Wars: China, India, and the Great Dam Rush

By Sudha Ramachandran

The Diplomat

China’s grand plans to harness the waters of the Brahmaputra River* have set off ripples of anxiety in the two lower riparian states: India and Bangladesh. 398 more words



When I first met Rakesh he was the youngest boatman working on the Ganges. Ten years old, shy and very quiet. He’s now fifteen, and very much his own man. 189 more words


Travel Smooth

It is hard to see, but this young man is fishing. It is a common practice in India to fish just with the line hanging over one finger and the other end of the line wrapped around the other hand. 145 more words

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