Friday, August 24, 2012

Cleaning the Ganges (audio) (American Public Media); Wisdom Quarterly
Sacred but somehow polluted Ganges of India in the holy city of Varanasi (
Ganges river map (
(APM) The Ganges River -- a 1,500-mile river that flows down from the Himalayas through Northern India -- is a place where people bathe, wash clothes, pray, and inter fortunate dead. It is also where waste lines pour out sewage every day making the sacred river very polluted. The Story producer Phoebe Judge travels to the holy Buddhist city of Varanasi (since the Buddha began his mission by delivering the first sermon in the scenic Deer Park of the suburb of Sarnath), where she meets people who live along the Ganges River and want to clean it up. PHOTOS

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