Lake Palace floats again

  Lake Palace, Udaipur this morning The summer was long this year. Lake Pichola, the soul of Udaipur city rapidly lost water. Normal everyday life continued. Births and marriages, exams and business deals. Marble was quarried, cut and carved. Puppets were made, fabric embroidered. But there was little water in the lake and that reflected…

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…