Dec 042015
 
Remembering Paris in Varanasi

  Eiffel Tower Replica in Varanasi to pray for peace and Paris Travel keeps on surprising me, sometimes pleasantly sometime emotionally. I was in Varanasi last week to click pictures of Dev Diwali festival,  a celebration to pay respect to river goddess Ganga and a few other Hindu beliefs. As I mentioned in earlier post Dev Diwali festival is the original festival that is now also celebrated in Thailand as Loi Krathong  Festival which finds its roots in Hindu and Buddhist traditions.  As I walked from Assi Ghat towards Sant Ravidas Ghat where Ganga Mahotsav is celebrated, I saw [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 192013
 
Traveling and Toilets in India

The state of the Toilets in India: The Unholy side of our Holy Cities Whenever I travel one of my biggest challenges is to find toilets in India, mind you I am not even looking at something fancy. I just need a space where I can go quickly holding my breath and do the stuff and come out. Toilets become much more important when I am traveling with Missus and my daughters, then the requirements are a bit more stringent. We not only need a cleaner place, it should also be lockable from inside, and one needs to be [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 292013
 
Varanasi The Spiritual Capital of India- A Photo Essay on Varanasi Ghats

  Life on Varanasi Ghats   There are a lot of Holy Cities and Temple Towns in India, every where people come to ask for wishes to be granted to make their life better in this. People visit  Varanasi for all this and more, thousands of  Hindus visit Varanasi or Benaras, or Kashi to die. Yes you read it correct, when they become old and sick and think the time to meet the maker is coming they visit Varanasi and wait for the dying in Kashi the city of Shiva known my many names the most popular being Varanasi. [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]