Blog 9 Part 1 Varanasi

Blog 9: Varanasi Part 1 When translated from ancient Sanskrit, Varanasi could also be called the City of Light. It is here on the banks of the great Ganga River that Budda rolled out his first teaching, The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of Dharma, there by initiating a new religion called Buddhism. Author…

BLOG 8: Last Bit

As our journey disappeared into the dark tunnel of the second night, I lay out stretched on my hard upper bunk. Unconsciously fiddling with the protective wire mesh which surrounded the ventilator fan. Unexpectedly, there was a loud clunk, my middle finger had slipped through the mesh and been hammered at 120 RPM by the…

Blog 8: The Train Journey to Varanasi in Utra Pradesh. 1983

Blog 8: The Train Journey to Varanasi in Utra Pradesh. Bombays Victoria Terminus of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway, completed in 1888 was one of the finest stations in the world. 96 years later It was here that I booked my one way single ticket to Varanasi. The journey of 1600Km took almost 2,5 days…

Blog 7: Bombay

log 7: Bombay We sailed the Arabian sea that night, to the right the great mysterious continent of India, below the dark oily sea, above the high sparkling spread of Cassiopeia amongst the Milky Way. Each inch of space was packed, passengers and baggage, in-dispersed with the occasional squawk of a chicken, bleat of a…