Beating the heat - Varanasi style!

There is absolutely no doubt in my head that it's the kids who know how to have the best time on a hot and lazy afternoon on a weekend. While we adults often choose to relax (preferably with cups of ginger chai by the side), kids are usually out to explore their own city and make memories of the lifetime!

desi boy langot jumping varanasi river
Jumping and hoping not to land on the steps! 

Now if you've been to Varanasi, you'll know that it can get extremely hot and humid during the pre-monsoon month, and even during monsoon when there are clouds but no rains. I had a free day with no plan, and my guest-house didn't have any AC, so I decided to fight the heat and humidity by taking pictures of the lazy day. While everything else looked lazy and sleepy, these kids were most certainly not.

This was best seen as I walked along the river and ghat after ghat had kids having a blast in the river water, while the adults sat under the shade and occasionally shouted out a warning. When they saw me with a camera all hell broke loose and they did the best jumps, somersaults, flips and more in the water for my pictures. Rarely have I seen any adult being so enthusiastic about getting clicked!

Here's a photo-story from that one long afternoon, as I walked alone in search of interesting subjects to click, and only found these enthusiastic kids! Do check out the video at the end - the high jump of the brave-heart!

desi boy langot jumping varanasi river
Somersault using his friend's shoulder :)

desi boy langot jumping varanasi river
Caught him candidly!

desi boy langot jumping varanasi river
Solo jumping!

desi boy langot jumping varanasi river
There were some crash landings too! 

desi boy langot jumping varanasi river
Not everyone was jumping, some like me, just observed!

desi boy langot jumping varanasi river
Straight into water!

desi boy langot jumping varanasi river
The guy on the left seem to be walking on water!

desi boy langot jumping varanasi river
He was the most fun of them all - jumped about ten times for me to click! 

desi boy langot jumping varanasi river
Nandi and a beautiful jump!

Comments

  1. Lovely shot of children doing back and jump awesome . Can I know that how many page views you generally get in each of a post . Sir can you please tell me the way that how can hotel can invite us for review their work how you apply for this . Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you Aditya :) For all your queries, I would suggest doing a thorough online research and I am sure all your questions will be answered. All the best.

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  2. So natural.. looks like they are having pure fun with nothing to worry about.. Just enjoying themselves... I envy the work you do...

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  3. In my childhood, there were times like this, with the most idyllic countryside, different from the young people now, so fun.

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  4. Hello,
    I am This is a wonderful article with lots of unique tips.
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  5. I love how lifeful these pictures are.

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  6. I am from varanasi and have done this cooling off at summer vacations. Just near the famous Manikarnika Ghat, I learned swimming. You just made me a bit nostalgic. Though, I woul dlove to see more of Varanasi from you.

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    1. Thanks fantastic! I can imagine it being so nostalgic...I would surely be sharing more from Varanasi on the blog. Did a project there sometime back...hopefully that will see the light of the day :)

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