Arati at Dashashwamedh Ghat

Nov 15, 2018, Varanasi, the world’s oldest living city

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 48 Varanasi. Arguably the world’s oldest living city. It is believed that it has been continuously inhabited for the last five thousand. ...
The main attraction of Sitamarhi

Nov 12, 2018, From Swami to crass consumer

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 47 I had slept in a temple in the night, with Lord Shiva as company. I had already been elevated to God-like status last evening. And I had ...
Was offered this cottage to sleep in

Nov 11, 2018, Salaam Maharaj

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 46 Morning today happened at night, much like every other morning on this expedition. It was dark when I woke up. Learning from my previous ...
The felicitation was humbling

Nov 10, 2018, Adieu Sangam

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 45 After spending three wonderful days at Allahabad visiting the some of the sights and sounds of the city, but essentially relaxing, it was ...

Nov 09, 2018, Questions and doubts

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 44 While updating the log sheet this morning, I came to an epiphany moment. The total distance I have covered down the Ganges is over 850. ...
Gokuna Ghat my destination for the day

Nov 07, 2018, Happy Diwali

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 43 Today was Diwali, the festival of lights. This was the day of the new moon in the Hindu month of Kartik, the day when the mythical Lord ...
The naga sadhu I stayed with

Nov 06, 2018, Fighting the elements

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 42 Apparently I had taken up the sleeping space of one of the calfs. She was quite upset about it and constantly tried to shift the location ...
I was lucky to film these gorgeous animals

Nov 05, 2018, Onward and forward

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 41 Ever since I started designing this expedition, I had wanted to sleep in the canoe. It is spacious, it is comfortable, and it is an ...
Memorial Church Kanpur

Nov 04, 2018, Camping out

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 40 The day started from Satichaura Ghat otherwise known as Massacre Ghat. This was where about 900 British men, women and children, all ...

Nov 03, 2018, Driving around Cawnpore

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 39 I have never been to Kanpur and it was nice to be here and spend a day visiting the city. Kanpur is one of the most populous cities in ...
Lugging the boat, thankfully without quicksand underfoot

Nov 02, 2018, On to Kanpur, the first major city

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 38 Sleep was intermittent. Not because of where I was, or because of the place where I was, or the weather, nothing of the sort. I woke up a ...
Another sadhu at Mehandipur

Nov 01, 2018, Almost into the sludge

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 37 Today started almost at 6 o'clock and like yesterday, I had pretty much the whole village surrounding my cot waiting for me to wake up. ...
Met up locals and got invited to the village

Oct 31, 2018, Visiting historic Kannauj

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 36 There was no way I could refuse the offer of being guided around Kannauj, particularly after the warm hospitality I received from the ...

Oct 30, 2018, Remembering Willie Nelson

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 35 Willie Nelson sang “Back on the road again”. And I want to sing “Back on the river again”. I am remembering Willie Nelson after taking a ...

Testing the Ganges waters

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 34 A SLOW BOAT DOWN THE GANGES is about raising awareness about pollution in the river. I have been trying to associate with an organisation ...

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