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 thoughts on “Friday photo: Varanasi”
I love this photo. Hilarious. I guess it will remain a mystery what they’re doing?
Sarah, these are the local equivalents of weights – they are into weights training before they start the actual wrestling!
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!
Anu, yes, go out and explore the ghats and the narrow market lanes – what a chaotic, colourful experience!
Very intriguing picture!
what, they are training as part of the wresting session 🙂