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The Ganga aarti at har ki pauri

05-11-2020 By The ganga aarti at har ki pauri

As we ambled on a footbridge over the Ganga, an elderly couple requested us to shoot their photo. This reminded me of the time before selfies when we let strangers into our worlds for a brief moment of time, allowing them to document our precious memories. The couple posed and smiled, and I admired the orange-red sun on the horizon, lending a vivid rosy hue to the waters of the Ganga as it bid adieu.

The Ghats on the other side of the river were tranquil. The stalls leading up to them took me back to my childhood – with their trinkets and wondrous toys which played such a big part in my growing up, now forgotten and not-to-be-found in the shiny malls of metropolitan India.

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