Keyword : Kashi

Kashi and Kyoto – can the twain meet?

A s dusk sets in, Asi ghat comes to life. A stage has been set up and performers gather in colourful garb. Locals and tourists begin to occupy the steps of the ghat. Tea sellers and boatmen do bris

Zen and the art of cityscaping

Kyoto, nicknamed the city of a thousand temples, and hence comparable to Kashi, or Varanasi, where I spent some of my formative years, is about 500 km from its anagrammatical cousin, Tokyo. But the

Between chaos and Kashi

Ganga ke jal mein apni ek taang par khada hai yeh shehar apni duusri taang se bilkul bekhabar  – Hindi critic an

‘The sense of preserving heritage is missing’

It’s said that to see as much of life as India can show, all one needs to do is visit Varanasi. The city, often called India’s cultural capital, has recorded continuous settleme

The Kashi-Kyoto (dis)connect, rise of Chandrashekhar Azad, and why parties should return to the masses

In 2014, Varanasi and Kyoto came in a ‘partner city’ relationship, a non-financial affiliation under which private firms (and not governments) from both cities finalise a set of theme



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