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“Life is full of rapids. Some are small & manageable while others are strong & grand. It’s up to you to decide. Drift through it calmly or get stuck into it forever.”- Mona


CLEANSING // Varanasi, India

Nothing can quite prepare one for the experience of a sleeper train. The noise, the struggle of climbing into your third tier bed, the toilets, and the constant movement. 429 more words


Aakash deep

Long, lean bamboo poles with bamboo baskets dangling on the upper tips stood in clusters on Madhis (the platforms on both sides of the steps leading to Ganges.) on various ghats of Ganges at Varanasi. 490 more words


ऋषिकेश Rishikesh

This is an old photo. It was shot back in 2005 when I spent a few months in Rishikesh, India. I’ve done quite a bit of work on the photo. 18 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge

Ghats on the Ganges.

On the twenty sixth day we decided to organise a driver to take us around Varanasi, there were lots of temples- ten thousand all told we later found out! 808 more words

Folks on a River

Like the soul of the land

The river is like that
Not just

A stripe of water

It’s everywhere
The river is the sand, the gravel, 1,200 more words

Diatoms from a holy river …

Having written about the diatoms I found in the Ganges headwaters a week or so ago (see “Diatoms from the Valley of Flowers”) I now travel about 250 kilometres downstream, descending 3000 metres in the process, to the holy city of Rishikesh on the Ganges itself.   708 more words