Varanasi Ghats

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Burning ghats of Benaras: In the holy city, death wears many faces, is both grand and mundane
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Burning ghats of Benaras: In the holy city, death wears many faces, is both grand and mundane

Perched between the realm of god and men is Benaras or the ‘City of Light and Lore’ by the river Ganges, archaically known as ‘Kashi’. Its ghats shine blindingly with unwavering faith in something greater than the self, but now, spiritual corruption abounds in its lanes.

At Varanasi's Dhrupad Mela, a celebration of classical music unlike any other in India
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At Varanasi's Dhrupad Mela, a celebration of classical music unlike any other in India

It does not have the tag of "the biggest" or "the music festival in town" because the town is only Varanasi. The ‘Dhrupad Mela’, however, is among the most joyous celebrations of Dhrupad.

Upon Varanasi's ghats: Magical realism in a city that lives in the past
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Upon Varanasi's ghats: Magical realism in a city that lives in the past

Varanasi is a strange city; one foot in the past, one in the present. The word ‘future’ feels out of place here, things just have been and continue to be

Varanasi could be India’s new God’s Own Country, amid effort to re-brand it as 'a home to all religions'
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Varanasi could be India’s new God’s Own Country, amid effort to re-brand it as 'a home to all religions'

Efforts are on to shape Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, into the world’s spiritual capital and turn the city’s blatant juxtaposition of life and death into high-voltage commerce.

Biz giants to maintain ghats: Will Varanasi gain from Modi's win?
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Biz giants to maintain ghats: Will Varanasi gain from Modi's win?

Corporate bodies, evidently in a scramble to be in the good books of the present government, have reportedly 'adopted' the ghats in Varanasi