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Friday, June 30, 2006

Notes from Benares

Rahul Bhatia is at the holy city -- from where he's promised to bring me back a temple or two -- and blogs about his journey here and here. Delightful stuff, and I loved this bit:
He was dressed in a safari suit, had shiny hair and a pandit's ponytail, and between his eyes was a red holy mark the size of a thumb print. As I approached, his eyes narrowed, the edges of his mouth curled up, his nostrils flared tensely, and his moustache bristled. It suddenly struck me that he was smiling.
Good boy!

Update (July 1): And here's The Boatman.
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