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Varanasi

Bharat Lal: The Favourite

Jayanta Ghosal

Some say the appointment as Lokpal secretary is a stepping stone for Lal to eventually become principal secretary to the prime minister

Kashi Consciousness

The enduring mysteries of a city

The Appeal of Varanasi

For the first time, pilgrims will be able to see the simple grandeur of the Kashi Vishwanath temple and its gold-topped dome

Kashi Vishwanath Temple: The Grand Makeover

One no longer has to crane one’s neck to see the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. It now has ample breathing space and can be viewed from afar. The ₹ 900 crore Kashi Vishwanath Dham project is being executed against great odds

The Re-Hinduisation of India

The Kashi Vishwanath Dham project is the biggest attempt at India’s civilisational restoration since the rebuilding of the Somnath temple. It seeks to reconnect ordinary Hindus with their spiritual roots

A Passage to Varanasi

The philosophy and geography of soul cleansing

The Gyan Vaapi and Kashi Vishwanath

We may have failed to do justice to the Shivalinga at the Varanasi temple

The Dilemmas of Harishchandra

Caught between dharmic duty and heavenly call

Shiva First

All divinities revel in love and peace - and not on pieces of dead bodies, heaped up to reach a tantalizing heaven

Varanasi: The City of Flickering Light

In the 2014 elections, Shylashri Shankar found Varanasi under the spell of Narendra Modi. Revisiting it in the current campaign, she finds some change is evident but the fault lines underneath remain the same

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