Night out in Varanasi

>By the time the sun sets in Varanasi all roads lead to ghats once again.This time it’s for the most happening event in Varanasi’s night life… the Ganga aarti on Dashashvamedh Ghat. Crowds gather. A colourful, excited, eclectic mixture of locals, domestic and foreign tourists. The steps leading to the ghat become the ‘stands’ while…

Purifying with incense

After the house has been cleaned and the morning bath before I sit to work I light some incense in the centre of my home. For most Indians it’s part of their daily worship. In shops and offices even in taxis and auto-rickshaws, the owners will light the customary incense stick, quickly mumble their morning…