A Dalit village supported by the Finnish Tikau Share charity in Odisha in eastern India.
Ram Nagar Fort, Varanasi is the former as well as the current abode of the Maharaja of Kashi, often c...
I visited Varanasi in March, three days after Holi. Along the riverside, the ground was stained with ...
Shivala Ghat was of great importance during the medieval times. A magnificent mansion built during th...
Varanasi is a holy city in northern India. Visually, when you think of the city, you picture the rive...
The Ranamahal Ghat is located south of Dashaswamedh Ghat, between Darbhanga Ghat and Chousaiti Ghat, ...
Varanasi, also known as Banaras, is located on the banks of the Ganges river. Both city and the river...
Here at the Narad Ghat in Varanasi it seems like the buffalos have taken over. You may think that it ...
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.