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Category: Uttar Pradesh

I Remember the Silence

I’m having difficulty sleeping… a bit because of the Boston attacks… a bit because they dredged up memories… I feel…

The Hare Krishnas of Mathura

I decided to check out the temples in the Krishna complex. To get there I had to do the “Walk…

Agra

If there’s any city within India that is tainted by tourism, Agra is it. All the westerners I’ve encountered affectionately…

The Temple of Hanuman

This morning I got up early and went with Micha and Inga to the Guru Ramesh’s house where Inga and…

Boat Ride Down the Ganges

My flute lessons are going pathetically. During today’s lesson there were Sadhus sitting near the temple listening to the master…

Setting Sun Stream of Consciousness Part 3

For the third day in a row I am sitting on one of the ghats by a tiny, mobile chai…

Setting Sun Stream of Consciousness, Part 2

I am sitting in the same place as yesterday and the scenes are very different. As I walked I saw…

The Ghats as in Banares, City of Light

When I read about where I walked this morning along the Ghats I can see the things that Dianne Eck…

Setting Sun Stream of Consciousness, Part 1

I am sitting on the steps of the Ghats by one of the many Chai shops. There are lots of…

Varanasi

Varanasi is such a bizarre place. It keeps me on the edge constantly. Every little thing makes me jump and…

Banares, City of Light

I am reading Banares: City of Light by Diana L. Eck. It has a very philosophical view of the City…

The Ghats

Today’s journey was with Micha down to the burning Ghat. What an eerie place. I felt very strange there. It…

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