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POLITICS

 |  It Could Happen to You  |  6-minute read
Stampede, Narendra Modi, Banaras, Varanasi

Who will answer what led to Varanasi stampede. Modi?

Why is it that we are always fed with lies?

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Assi ghat, Banaras, Nag Panchami

The world of cobras in the city of light

Discovering Banaras’ Nāg Kuan on the occasion of Nāga Pañcamī.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Banaras, Modi in Varanasi, Narendra Modi

How Modi failed the legacy that is Banaras

Little progress has been made towards the development of the PM's constituency at a basic level, let alone as a heritage city.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Banaras, Sangeet Samaroh

Sangeet Samaroh: Why the tradition must thrive

This alternate, living, open, generous, humane, non-elitist philosophy and practice of the arts in Banaras has a beautiful gossamer texture.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, Swachh Bharat, Banaras, Mission Prabhughat

#MissionPrabhughat: Varanasi sees the true spirit of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Temsutula Imsong and Darshika Shah's campaign was a true and refreshing reaction to PM Modi's cleanliness drive.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Dhrupad Mela, Banaras

What Dhrupad Mela reflects of Banarasi arts community

The mela hardly serves as a dynamic meeting ground for the music community.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Ganga, Subah-e-banaras, Banaras

Subah-e-Banaras: Too loud, too showy, too disappointing

It is unsurprising that a venture so full of promise as this demonstrated a lack of imagination.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Banaras

We need to market Banarasi weaves to urban India

The precious art form of handloom products could go extinct. We need more awareness.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Ganga Mahotsav, Baithaks, Banaras

Have Banarasi baithaks lost their soul?

How can we creatively reinvent ourselves while remaining equally true to our past, present and future?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Banaras, Clean India, Narendra Modi, Modi in Varanasi

Banaras hopeful after Modi's visit

There is an air of amusement and excitement but also sobriety.