Upon Seeing the Brahmaputra I have seen great rivers flowing. This one comes from the hills of Xanadu and runs 1800 miles to the sacred Ganges in Bangladesh, then into the world’s largest river delta where the biggest mangroves grow and man-eating tigers prey. Brahma, author of the scriptures, living in the mountains, and his… Continue reading Daniel Adler And The Great Indian Rivers
Greetings From Varanasi, The Holiest City In The World!
Today we were hoping Varanasi would live up to our expectations, that every scene would make for a postcard, that people would leave us alone to explore the ghats and the temples, and that we’d be able to eat well and relax. I was wearing a white linen suit which earned me more Namastes and… Continue reading Greetings From Varanasi, The Holiest City In The World!
Daniel Adler Evaluates Kolkata
My grandma calls Kolkata the cloaca of the world. Before visiting I called it an armpit. And the main reason Dad wanted to come here was to see how bad it is. Because this is where the rickshaw was invented, and it’s one of the few places it still exists, where the runners are little… Continue reading Daniel Adler Evaluates Kolkata