Friday photo: Varanasi

This Friday, an image from Tulsi akhada in Varanasi. I loved the way they all went about whatever they were doing, whoever they were wrestling with, oblivious to the papparazzi following their every move!


Also see: Friday photo series
And my story on Varanasi: Shortcut to Salvation

6 Comments Add yours

  1. sarahsalmon says:

    I love this photo. Hilarious. I guess it will remain a mystery what they’re doing?

    1. charukesi says:

      Sarah, these are the local equivalents of weights – they are into weights training before they start the actual wrestling!

  2. you know, i have been to varanasi twice… once when i was in school, and later, with my in laws… and neither time did we see any of the akhadas… or actually go anywhere except temples… next time i go there, am sure i will give all the temples a miss and head out to explore the city by myself, leaving everyone else behind!

    1. charukesi says:

      Anu, yes, go out and explore the ghats and the narrow market lanes – what a chaotic, colourful experience!

    1. charukesi says:

      what, they are training as part of the wresting session 🙂

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