India

The Rough Guide to India

The Rough Guide to India

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Our brick-sized companion during four months on the subcontinent has been The Rough Guide to India, 5th Edition, by David Abram, Devdan Sen, Nick…

Varanasi: Beyond words

Varanasi: Beyond words

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“Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.” That is how…

The Oldest City: Varanasi

The Oldest City: Varanasi

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A cold, pre-dawn train – the Doon Express – carries us from Gaya to the Cantonment Station in Varanasi, where we steel ourselves for…