Laundry day ... women chat while their saris dry on the ghats of the Ganges.

River of life and death

Although lined with funeral pyres, the Ganges is the lifeblood of Varanasi, along with its silk industry, writes Anthony Dennis.

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The mosh-pit matinee

At the movies in India, Megan Czisz soon claps, stamps and jeers with the best of them.

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