Freshwater Farce

Freshwater Farce
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First Published: Wed, Sep 02 2009. 01 15 AM IST

Updated: Thu, Sep 03 2009. 12 02 AM IST
Varanasi may be blessed by a lack of industries contaminating the Ganga with their toxic effluent, but it makes up for that deficit with its domestic sewage. To navigate the river along Varanasi is to take in a panorama of multiple drains emptying into the Ganga, and of residents and tourists ignoring these sights to complete their washing, their work and their worship.
Click here to see a photo feature on how the Ganga has been affected by Varanasi’s sewage issues
Photographs by Harikrishna Katragadda
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First Published: Wed, Sep 02 2009. 01 15 AM IST