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Varanasi -- A Spiritual Experience In The City Of Light

Vyjay Rao | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Vyjay Rao

Age has taken its toll on my father, and he is a shadow of his former self, especially after the demise of my mom. I have been thinking of ways and me...

Varanasi: Elation, Stimulation, Confusion!

Alka Pratap | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Alka Pratap

The heady aroma of incense is contrasted by the stench of garbage, the cobblestone pathways are coated red with paan, and the chant of a sanyasi is interposed by the groan of a passing buffalo. That's Varanasi in a nutshell for you.

Development, Corruption, Hindutva -- Indian Elections 2014

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Chaitanya Kumar

In this politically charged atmosphere, I experienced sparks of madness and maturity that were exhibited by the people in Benaras.

Dying to Be on a Yatra/Pilgrimage?

Deepak Sarma | Posted 08.26.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

Yet another good question that Hindus ought to ask concerns the auspiciousness of dying while on a pilgrimage (yatra). Is it possible to die a "good d...

Cook County Sheriff Ramps Up Fight Against Suburban Gangs

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.18.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff's gang investigators couldn't believe their eyes. The Bloods -- a California gang portrayed in movies like "Colors" -- have nev...

Varanasi: India's Holy City (PHOTOS)

Rajan P. Parrikar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rajan P. Parrikar

In this holy place beats the heart of an ancient civilization.

How A Reggae Rhythm Redeemed A Lost Soul

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Perry Garfinkel

Jamaica's Rastafarianism and reggae music spoke to millions of Americans, including a white guy from Riverdale, New York, with a trust fund and a camera.