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India snapshot (#21)

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , on January 12, 2013 by xi'an

candles on the Ganges in the sunset, Varanasi, Jan. 9, 2013We went before sunset on a boat ride along the Ganges, terminating in the main ghat,Dashashwamedh Ghat (दशाश्वमेध घाट), in a pleasant temperature announcing the return of warmer weather. As we were slowly drifting with the motor off, some passengers released a marigold bowl with a lit candle in the midst…

India snapshot (#20)

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , on January 12, 2013 by xi'an

cow on one of the ghats, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Jan. 6, 2013Last step of the Indian trip, in Varanasi, when walking the ghats, with a local. And the Ganges as a background.

India snapshot (#9)

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , on January 6, 2013 by xi'an

Fatephur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India, Jan. 1, 2013A late stop at Fatephur Sikri (फ़तेहपुर सीकरी), the fabulous city of Sikriwal Rajput Raja, abandoned after fifteen years for lack of sufficient water resources.. We were on our way to Agra by then, only to hit the most chaotic traffic-jam I ever saw! It actually a mystery we did manage to get out of it, so intricate  and lawless was it.