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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

India: Death of the Ganges

Boys swimming in the Ganges in Varanasi
The Ganges is the life-blood of northern India, and it will be a disaster for places like Varanasi if it dies

The Ganges has long been associated with life-giving properties, and amazingly, scientific studies may have found a scientific basis for the myth. Unfortunately, it might be too late, as the Ganges is highly polluted.