Sep 28 - Gear unpacked at Haridwar base camp, Mittal Dham

Sep 21, 2018, D-minus-11

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 18 I have been packing today. And I came to a revelation. There is only so much I need to carry on the canoe since there is a car to ...

Sep 20, 2018, D-minus-12

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 17 Today is a special day. If you have been following the dates, today, Sep 20, is when A SLOW BOAT DOWN THE GANGES was to have launched. ...

Sep 19, 2018, D-minus-13

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 16 Today has been a quiet day. I did look at some of the stuff that I needed to take for the expedition. The gear that came back from the ...
A Slow Boat Down the Ganges team

Sep 17, 2018, D-minus-15

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 15 As you can see, I have been off writing for the past ten days. It is because I have been not only out of town, but out of civilisation. ...
Canoe Stories

Sep 07, 2018, D-minus-24

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 14 Over the last couple of days I’m straddling two boats ... pun unintended. The first boat, of course, is the slow boat, while the second ...

Sep 05, 2018, D-minus-26

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 13 The day I was waiting for dawned about two o’clock this afternoon when the new solar generator I had ordered was delivered. I was very ...
Swachh Bharat

Sep 04, 2018, D-minus-27

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 12 Now that Mr Gandhi is involved a little more directly in this expedition, let me take the opportunity to take a look at an initiative ...

Sep 03, 2018, D-minus-28

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 11 It is still pelting down. The rain was unique as far as Delhi is concerned. Very heavy rain, very loud thunder and a weather that is“ ...
Ganges delta

Sep 02, 2018, D-minus-18

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 10 Today was a relatively quiet day, though some things did get done. For one, two more kilos of mashed potatoes are in the dehydrator. The ...

Sep 01, 2018, D-minus-19

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 9 Finally it is September and we are now into days. Exactly 19 days to go before A SLOW BOAT ON THE GANGES launches. No more months to go, ...

Aug 31, 2018, D-minus-20

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 8 You know what? There is still a month to go before the expedition is launched. At least till tomorrow when we will be counting down the ...

Aug 30, 2018, D-minus-21

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 7 The dehydration process, particularly the onions, is taking much longer than I envisaged. While the onions still continue to dehydrate ...

Aug 29, 2018, D-minus-22

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 6 The onions are taking forever to dehydrate. It has already been more than twenty hours and they are still moist. I need them bone dry and ...

Aug 28, 2018, D-minus-23

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 5 15 hours and one night later, this is what came out from the dehydrator. What you see in the picture on the left is dehydrated potatoes ...
Oct 08 - An apple a day breakfast

Aug 27, 2018, D-minus-24

Slow Boat Down the Ganges Update 4 The potatoes are chopped, blanched and ready to go into the dehydrator. I have 3kg ready to go, but I suspect I will need a couple of ...

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