Monthly Archives: February 2014

Boatmen on the Ganges

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Dawn boatmen Ganges Ganga

What: Boatmen at dawn on the river Ganga (Ganges)
Where: Varanasi, India
When: September 2012

Photo credit: Madhura K
Camera: Samsung SIII (phone)

Traveller’s tale: At dawn, the boatmen ferry visitors and believers, alike to the ghats for the morning ‘Aarti’ (commonly known as the Ganga Aarti) at the Dashashwamedh Ghat.

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Starry, starry nights

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starry nights

What: Christmas/ New Year decorations on the streets
Where: Mumbai, India
When: December 2013

Photo credit: Rimi D
Camera: iPhone 5 (phone camera)

Traveller’s tale: While there were far brighter and expensive decorations during the season, these were by far the prettiest. In the dark of the night, they seemed to be floating by themselves in the sky. Beautiful!