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Varanasi – Ghats, Chats and Rats

Photo courtesy: Patrick Barry — Wikimedia Commons

Disjointed pictures invade my head long after I left Varanasi. Not images of the famous ghats where Hindus cremate their dead or dip into the beloved Ganga. What I remember are street scenes where famous Benares saris festooned store fronts and being hemmed in on all sides by crowds milling their way to and from the ghats. Continue reading Varanasi – Ghats, Chats and Rats