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Home on the River Ganges

A cool breeze echoes amongst the crowd as I walk through the mist to the banks of the mighty Ganges, mindful of the cows.

The poverty here is tangible. 353 more words

Writing Portfolio

Hardwar, Rishikesh....Mansarovar

When our family visited Delhi for my nephew’s wedding in July of 2003, little did I realize that my thoughts about mother nature would change forever. 305 more words

Blue Lassi- A divine drink in the Holy City

 It will be a sin to go to Varanasi and not visit this lassi joint, tucked away in the by-lanes of Kachori Gali.

It has an insane variety of lassis to offer, and I tried their Coconut Chocolate and Kesar Almond flavours. 126 more words

Food Journeys

Solitude on the Ganges


At sunrise on the Ganges, it is easy to feel the solitude: one boat, one man, one bird, illuminated by the one sun.

Facing the sun, whether in a boat, or bathing in the river, or standing on the ghats at the shoreline to offer flowers or candles to Ganga, each devout Hindu makes a personal and private connection with the goddess of the holy river Ganges. 8 more words


Gangasagar: of holy confluence and religious heritage

Endless stretches of soft silver sand amidst clear skies and gentle winds greeted us as we approached the holy waters of Sagardwip or Gangasagar. The pristine beach waters were fairly quiet and despite the soaring temperature, we had a great time as the frothy waters gently rippled around our feet. 272 more words