Category Archive for: ‘India’

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Kunyan Singh, age 80, has lived in…

Kunyan Singh, age 80, has lived in nearly all his life, and has worked as a since he was a young boy. A small but village, Devprayag marks the spot where the and join, forming the mighty. Making clothes, Singh says, is not easy work, and his swollen, twisted fingers are testament to that. But, it’s all he’s ever known. And, as my 12 year old student translator tells me, he’s living – and may soon be dying – at the sacred confluence, at the start of Ma, so that makes all the challenges of life ok. He bathes each day in the river, and one day he’ll die on her shores, attaining, or release, from, the cycle of death and rebirth. With a big smile and the ubiquitous head bob, he whirrs his sewing machine back to life and continues work.

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Barrages on the Ganges River, India

are not uncommon on the, and they have a long tradition emperors constructed diversions 500 years ago along the Ganges and, and the built the first on the Ganges at in 1854 (called) to feed the Upper Ganges Canal.
In this photo, fishermen ply their trade near the Ganges Barrage at. Further downstream, near the border with, the River’s most controversial barrage – was completed in 1974, and has been a major bone of contention between the two countries ever since.

The new government of Narendra has pledged to protect and restore Ma, but new barrage proposals call this pledge into question. Specifically, one proposal calls for building new barrages every 100km from to Ganga Sagar on the at the Bay of Bengal. While this might be an economic boon, allowing for consistent shipping along the majority of the great river, it would come at great cost, forever altering the flow of the river and putting greater pressure on the already critically endangered Ganges River (AKA the) and the, a critical commercial fish which spawns up river @dailylifeindia @davidcmorton @pedromcbride @eddiebauer

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The sacred water of the Ganges…

The #sacred waters of the #Ganges are confounding. For millennia, they have been viewed by #Hindus as #divine, all-purifying. To …

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The #Yamuna River, a primary tributary to the #Ganges

The ‪#‎Yamuna‬ River, a primary tributary to the ‪#‎Ganges‬, is integral to the great river’s health…or lack thereof. Beginning in …

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Diyas on the Ganges River at Haridwar

Looking forward to heading back to #India in a few weeks with @pedromcbride to continue telling the story of the …

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Bhagirathi Peaks from Sundarvan Basecamp, Gangotri Glacier, Garhwal Himalaya, India. Photo © Jake Norton.

Following the Ganges from Source to Sea

My first piece written for Matador Network, the web’s largest travel magazine, featuring travel writing, photography, and film. Much more …

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The Bhagirathi (Ganges) River roars through the narrow valley of Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India.

Thursday Thought – The Indian Tapestry: No Single Story

“You will always cherish it. It’s like India – you’ll never see only those old, broken, and dirty threads again, …

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A woman prays at Ganga Sagar, the sacred spot in the Sundarban Islands where the Ganges River meets the sea. Photo © Jake Norton.

Flowing with the Ganges

Live now on the Eddie Bauer “Live Your Adventure” blog is my final post on #GangaS2S, the epic journey David …

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Jake Norton and Pete McBride testing the upper reaches of the Ganges River near the base of the spectacular peak named Shivling. Photo © David Morton.

Ganga: Revered and Reviled by David Morton

David Morton, my partner along with Pete McBride on the #GangaS2S Expedition this autumn, wrote a great post on the …

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Waiting for Time

The following is a short missive I wrote on the road the other day about that famous concept: India time. …

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