|Varanasi - The City of Life and Death
When the first rays of the morning sun rose on the banks of the River Ganges, an old man holding out his hands towards the ball of fire slowly rises and says "namaste" (adoration and glorification of God). Such scenes are repeated every day for more than three thousand years in Varanasi, the holy city of India. Watching the scene on the banks of the River Ganges, the impression of the city freezes in time. Varanasi is an important religious site in th...
|Agra - An Architectural Marvel of India
In the epic poem by the English writer John Milton " Paradise Lost", Agra describes the life of Adam. The protagonist saw the great city of Mughal Agra, which struck him as one of the wonders of God's creation. It is unlikely that this view was an exaggeration: in the 17th century the city was more than Constantinople, London and Paris seemed to be dwarfed by the large population of Agra. A number of magnificent palaces and "fragrant gardens with sweet flowers" stretched on both sides of the ...
|Mumbai - A City of Contrasts
The contrasts of Mumbai strike. More than any other metropolis of the world - except, perhaps, Sao Paulo - it is a world of contrasts. It adjoins the antiquity and modernity, poverty to luxury. The city has many night clubs and churches, lay people and religious fanatics. In Mumbai, is the biggest slum and the most expensive real estate in Asia. Dressed in a sari (traditional clothes), women wear expensive clothes sported by young designers Western indiykami. This is the most populous metropolis in the world is ...