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Memories & Dreams

Posted in In Search of Lost Time with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2012 by designldg

“We all have our time machines.
Some take us back, they’re called memories.
Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.”
(Jeremy Irons – British Actor, b.1948)

And sometimes time machines are mixing memories and dreams in the old Kashi…
Nearby Alamgir Mosque the milkman was riding a bicycle in the narrow streets of this part of Varanasi (Benaras) in order to deliver a lady who was waiting in the shadow of a door.
The summer heat was already loading down the atmosphere…

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The Milk of Human Kindness

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2011 by designldg

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“Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o’ the milk of human kindness.”
(William Shakespeare – English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet, 1564-1616)

This milkman came to clean his metal jugs in the holy waters of the Ganges near Gay ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).
Most of the milkmen in the city do the same after the early morning delivery.
Those men play a vital role in the city, I often see them riding their cycle in the morning and some come to exercise at the akhara where I take pictures.
They carry human kindness…

India is the world’s largest producer of dairy products and home to the world’s largest dairy herd.
Milk output is expected to touch 121.5 million tonnes in the current year, translating into a growth of nearly 4% vis-a-vis the previous year.
India aims to double milk output growth to become a “major player” globally and gain from rising prices.
The country expects to boost output by 10 percent annually in two to three years.

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