A man collects alms using a sheet and a loud speaker playing music attached to a bicycle in Varanasi.
A man sits under a large umbrella at a place where priests perform worship on the ghats at the bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi. A man's swimsuit called a "langota" hangs to dry.
A man sits on a ghat at the bank of the Ganges river in the morning in Varanasi.
A Tibetan woman worships at the Dhamek Stupa at Sarnath outside Varanasi. She will bow and lay down with her arms outstretched many times. The Stupa is said to hold remains of Gautama Buddha.
A field worker fills a bottle with water to drink (top). A woman cuts grass for her water buffalos (middle 1). Women walk with bundles of cut grass on their heads to feed to their water buffalos (middle 2). A peacock walks long the side of the road (middle 3). The sun sets over a field which has been flooded in preparation for rice planting (bottom). These are all photos taken at the farm fields at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. The fields are a great place to take an evening walk and see some nature.
Students studying engineering (IIT) at Banaras Hindu University drink tea at one of two tea stalls standing next to each other on a beautiful sunny afternoon in Varanasi.
Students teams consisting of all the sections of engineering sections of Information Technology (IIT) have playoffs at Banaras Hindu University. The former tallest building in India, the Vishwanath temple, can be seen in the background standing at 76 meters (250 feet).
Women sell fruit (top photo) and peanuts (bottom) carts next to the entrance to the Vishwanath temple at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi.
A bricklayer builds a wall on a building at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. Every faculty is getting new buildings and new hostels are being built to accommodate a 27% increase in student reservations for backward classes students that the central government recently approved. Across the street from the building was this beautiful flowering bush.
A man meditates shortly after sunrise on the ghat steps leading to the Ganges river in Varanasi.
A man who gives rides on a horse drinks chai at the end of a day on the far bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi.
Men enjoy morning sunlight along the ghats at the bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi.
A student of Banaras Hindu University poses with a faculty member for a photograph at the graduation ceremony held on March 16, 2012 in Varanasi.
A man cleans worship materials at Dashashwamedh ghat on the Ganges river while others wash and enjoy sunny day in March in Varanasi.
People walk around the the Stupa at Sarnath on March 14th during unseasonably cold and raining day outside Varanasi.
A boy swings at the cricket ball while the wicket-keeper prepares to catch it. The ghats of Varanasi along the Ganges river are a great place for cricket matches.
A woman poses with her granddaughter (front) and some neighborhood boys (back) on the day of Holi in Varanasi.
Some guys apply Holi color to each other foreheads in celebration of Holi in Varanasi.
After the wedding, a bride and groom are taken to the opposite side of the Ganges river to perform worship of the river and receive its blessings in Varanasi.
A tea seller in Bengali Tola in the old city sells tea to Indian tourists on pilgrimage in Varanasi.
These two pictures were taken at Dashashwamedh ghat at the Ganges river. The top photo taken from above the ghat, shows the view of the sunrise over the river while the bottom photo shows the ghat area.
An artist's masterpiece on a wall along the Godowlia-Assi road in Varanasi.
People walk on the ghats at the bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi. Photo courtesy of Vikash Sharma.