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Harrowing drive, insipid hotel, mind-blowing transformation – Varanasi 2018

As part of our ShikshaDaan Yatra in May, we went from Allahabad to Varanasi on the 15th of May. First, getting out of Allahabad was a nightmare as we got into the market area where the already narrow road became even more narrower due to the pushcart vendors. I kept cursing as people drove recklessly, … Read more Harrowing drive, insipid hotel, mind-blowing transformation – Varanasi 2018

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May 2017 Vs May 2018 – Cleanest Vs Dirtiest

In May 2017 we went to Vizag. For Krishnan and I Vizag has special memories as I was working with NIIT Vizag at the time that we met and fell in love. We have spent many hours sitting at the beach and Krishnan’s birthday in 1990 was celebrated at Hotel Dasapalla in Vizag. In 1990, … Read more May 2017 Vs May 2018 – Cleanest Vs Dirtiest

Sari Story 5 – my first 50-50 sari

For the 2011 New Year – we went to Varanasi to celebrate. Besides doing an early morning boat ride on the Ganga and gorging on local food/chat we did some Saree shopping at India’s (must read world’s) largest wholesaler of sarees – Valkalam sarees. I was in saree heaven and bought many sarees there. Each … Read more Sari Story 5 – my first 50-50 sari