GD Agarwal

Death for the Ganges

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 33 There has been an unfortunate death for the Ganges. Not ON the Ganges, but FOR the Ganges. Activist GD Agarwal died Oct 11, 2018, after ...

Learnings from the first week

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 32 I am on the most ambitious expedition of my life. I have never ever attempted something as big as A SLOW BOAT DOWN THE GANGES. Moreover, ...
Oct 08 - A twisty wristy affair

Oct 08, 2018, A twisty wristy day

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 31 Even though when I started to grab some shut eye last night, it was nearly morning, but when I opened my eyes it was just after five. I ...
Oct 07 - Arati is a must see even if not for religious reasons

Oct 07, 2018, Home, you are so close

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 30 With the road support team leaving in a few days, I needed to repack. And Garhmukteswar is just about a couple of hour’s drive from. ...
Oct 08 - With a little help from me

Oct 06, 2018, Getting close to home

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 29 After a scrumptious breakfast, and a short tractor ride later, the canoe was on the water again. This time I was paddling solo. According ...

Oct 05, 2018, Dolphins and gharials

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 28 Today was one long day. An almost nine hour day. And nearly fifty kilometres. We started from Bijnor, Sam and I, and promptly got stuck ...

Oct 04, 2018, Resting and musing

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 27 Eighty kilometres done, aches and pains are starting to emerge from places I did not know existed in my body, and morning happened ...

Oct 03, 2018, Reality seeps in

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 26 I was quite happy with the progress of the first day. Paddled more than double the targeted distance and life was good. Did not need to ...
Oct 02 - Life vest on and secured. Let's rock and roll

Oct 02, 2018, The journey begins

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 25 Whether it was excitement, anticipation, the adrenaline rush, I could not sleep last night. I did get my forty winks, but not what can be ...
Sep 29 - Devprayag, where the Ganges officially takes its name

3-2-1-GO

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 24 I have spent three days in Hairdwar in eager anticipation of the expedition starting. The feet are itchy, the anticipation has been ...
Sep 29 - Good looking guy, I must say

Sep 28, 2018, D-minus-04

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 23 Usually when I need to travel, I leave before dawn to be able to beat the morning traffic. This time was an exception. Not a last minute ...

Sep 27, 2018, D-minus-05

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 22 At the time that I am writing this, I should really have been on the banks of the Ganges, somewhere near Haridwar. However, I have had to ...

Sep 24, 2018, D-minus-08

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 21 Today started on a happy note. On Sep 17 I hinted at some possible development that might ensure, something that Tara has been working. ...

Sep 23, 2018, D-minus-09

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 20 Well, well, well. After almost three years in the making, and after two postponements this year itself, the launch date is single digits ...
Oct 5 - The river was wide, but shallow, and we got grounded a few times

Sep 22, 2018, D-minus-10

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 19 As the days are getting closer, only ten more days to launch, the sheer audacity of the expedition is becoming more real. Two months. 2 ...

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