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Death Photographers of Varanasi

This is a brilliant documentary from Seeker Stories.

When Hindu Indians and Bangladeshis cremate their dead on the banks of the Ganges River, there are other rituals that take place to support the cremation: barbers shave heads and beards, firewood is brought in, and photographers document the dead bodies before they are burnt. 16 more words

Photography

Tales From India: On the Banks of the Ganges


This is the fourth installment of my blog series Tales From India.

Get caught up by clicking here, here, and here

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Body And Spirit

India: Holi in Varanasi


Holi is the Hindu colour festival and one of the biggest holidays in India. A month ago we decided we wanted to be in Varanasi for Holi and planned our trip around that date. 547 more words

Travel

The Land Out There Brings Backpacking Culture to India

Sherwin Rebello and Divya Pai were both born in the booming metropolis of Mumbai, India. In a city of almost 12 million people, it was likely their paths would never cross—it was even less likely they would start a business together. 987 more words

Adventure

Every Single Day

This is a different kind of a post. It’s about something I think about every single day. Forty or so years ago I traveled to India. 1,188 more words

Varanasi India - Tanka

Hindu pilgrims come

to pray and bathe in Ganges

Women wash laundry

While Sadhus smoke their chillums

Sacred cows roam all around

 

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Human Condition

Travel the Ganges, Amazon, and Mekong Rivers with Abercrombie & Kent

Luxury travel pioneer Abercrombie & Kent is taking guests further off the beaten path on three new Luxury Small Group Journeys that feature river cruises along the Ganges, Amazon and Mekong Rivers. 530 more words

Destinations