Jan 10, The Final Push Down the Ganges

Jan 10, The Final Push Down the Ganges

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

Jan 08, Jewel in the British Crown

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

Jan 07, Goodbye Holy Ganges

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 61 One extra day at Farakka was called for. I have been to Farakka before, many years back, when I was motorbiking to Sikkim and Bhutan, and ...
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 We were in what is unkindly called the badlands of Bihar. Yes, these lands were made of legends, of stories of local gangsters, of ...
Jan 02, 2019, On to Munger

Jan 02, 2019, On to Munger

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 59 We woke up to the renewed hospitality of the Sharma brothers. It was fogged out outside, and the river ahead was not visible, with ...
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 After many years of being partial to the teachings of the Lord Buddha, I finally managed to walk the path that he walked two thousand ...
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 Needless to say, I slept like a log. Chandru and Raghu found a couple of tables that are otherwise used to display the wares that Golu ...
Dec 28, 2018, Happy days are here again

Dec 28, 2018, Happy days are here again

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 55 Cracked rib, busted car, a couple of weddings, celebrations of a wedding conducted thirty one years ago, and finally I am back on the ...
Dec 08, 2018, Stubborn as a mule

Dec 08, 2018, Stubborn as a mule

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 54 Dec 05 was our wedding anniversary. For people of my vintage, parties are few and far between, particularly those celebrating important ...
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 I am halfway down the river on A SLOW BOAT DOWN THE GANGES. The down trip starts now, when the distance to go becomes lesser and lesser ...
Nov 23, 2018, Let’s lose some weight

Nov 23, 2018, Let’s lose some weight

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 50 The rib does not seem to be cracked after all. It is awfully sore and for the first two or three days, it was difficult to deal with the ...
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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