Varanasi: a slideshow

Here’s a recent slideshow of one day in Varanasi. It traces a day in the immortal city from sunrise to night fall… Click on the photograph above to view show. It will open in new window If you want a copy of this Photo show, leave me a line and I’ll be happy to mail…

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…

Another sunrise in the Immortal City

Kashi, Benaras, Varanasi… a city with many names One of the ‘things to do’ when in Varanasi is to catch the sunrise on the river Ganga. The whole river front is alive much before first light. Boatmen getting their boats ready for the daily groups of tourists. Shop keepers with their chai ready for locals…

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…