The clash of the titans has got star billing in Varanasi on 4 March, as prime minister Narendra Modi and his chief opponents, Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, promise to bring this ancient city to a halt with their respective roadshows.
But 24-hours is a long time in this holy city. Nothing like a walk along the ghats in the early morning or when the sun sets to allow you to enter the illusion that the city is teetering on the edge of the river. The call of the boatman dispels the moment. “Boat ride, madam?”
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