Brilliant observations on an India you rarely see
It’s often said that beauty lies within… That is most certainly the case when it comes to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. If you’re influenced by the cosmetic exterior, the superficial face presented to the world, the piles of dung, open sewers and slimy stuff crawling around your feet as you dip in the Ganges then walk away. Walk away quickly, do not look back,
But…. If you take quiet pleasure in watching a 7am cricket game, where everyone brings one stump as they can’t afford a full set, where they welcome you unquestionably, where the kids chat to you on the way to school, then take a deep breath and plunge in.
When your having a chat with Prakash who is 11 and has been living in a hostel since he was 7 cos he’s the lucky one in his family, it will make you step back and reassess. He…
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