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A Slow Boat Down the Ganges

Jan 10, The Final Push Down the Ganges

Jan 10, The Final Push Down the Ganges

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 63 Finally reached the destination Today was a watershed day. The final push to Calcutta to end what has been a fantastic journey. The ...
Jan 08, Jewel in the British Crown

Jan 08, Jewel in the British Crown

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 62 Katara Masjid Murshid Quli Khan, the Diwan of Bengal under Aurangzeb transferred the capital from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and renamed the city ...
Jan 07, Goodbye Holy Ganges

Jan 07, Goodbye Holy Ganges

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 61 The Farakka Barrage One extra day at Farakka was called for. I have been to Farakka before, many years back, when I was motorbiking to ...
Jan 05, Paddling to the land of my birth

Jan 05, Paddling to the land of my birth

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 60 All this paddling has developed many muscles We were in what is unkindly called the badlands of Bihar. Yes, these lands were made of ...
Jan 02, 2019, On to Munger

Jan 02, 2019, On to Munger

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 59 Lots of locals to lend a helping hand We woke up to the renewed hospitality of the Sharma brothers. It was fogged out outside, and the ...
Jan 01, 2019, Pottyfull at Patipul Ghat

Jan 01, 2019, Pottyfull at Patipul Ghat

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 58 At the very outset let me wish everyone a very happy 2019. Today, as the old gives way to the new, it provides an opportunity to make new ...
Dec 31, 2018, In search of enlightenment

Dec 31, 2018, In search of enlightenment

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 57 The Bodhi tree After many years of being partial to the teachings of the Lord Buddha, I finally managed to walk the path that he walked ...
Dec 30, 2018, Hop, Step and Jump to Patna

Dec 30, 2018, Hop, Step and Jump to Patna

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 56 Calm river and following winds Needless to say, I slept like a log. Chandru and Raghu found a couple of tables that are otherwise used to ...
Dec 28, 2018, Happy days are here again

Dec 28, 2018, Happy days are here again

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 55 Crowd at Jau Vinayak Temple near Varanasi Cracked rib, busted car, a couple of weddings, celebrations of a wedding conducted thirty one ...
Dec 08, 2018, Stubborn as a mule

Dec 08, 2018, Stubborn as a mule

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 54 Busted car Dec 05 was our wedding anniversary. For people of my vintage, parties are few and far between, particularly those celebrating ...
Dec 04, 2018, It’s all about fresh water

Dec 04, 2018, It’s all about fresh water

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 53 A couple of decades ago, bottled water came to India. I was living in Delhi then (as now), and was convinced that this new product was ...
Dec 01, 2018, Luxury, once again

Dec 01, 2018, Luxury, once again

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 52 There is a decision I have taken a few days ago, while in Delhi resting and recuperating, that redefined this expedition a little bit. ...
Nov 28, 2018, To skeg or not to skeg

Nov 28, 2018, To skeg or not to skeg

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 51 Sea Eagle skeg I am halfway down the river on A SLOW BOAT DOWN THE GANGES. The down trip starts now, when the distance to go becomes ...
Nov 23, 2018, Let’s lose some weight

Nov 23, 2018, Let’s lose some weight

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 50 Prayer flags adorn the canoe The rib does not seem to be cracked after all. It is awfully sore and for the first two or three days, it was ...
Nov 16, 2018, Bye Varanasi, hello cracked rib

Nov 16, 2018, Bye Varanasi, hello cracked rib

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 49 Babu Khan, the autorickshaw driver of yesterday offered to come with a four wheeled vehicle to transport me and the gear to edge of the ...
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