Meet the correspondents: PUNE, INDIA > Milind Mulick

Banganga, Mumbai. “In India if you see so many steps you can be sure either they are leading up towards a temple or leading down towards a pond. A sacred tank surrounded by four hundred-year-old temples and modern skyscrapers. Nowhere are Mumbai’s paradoxes more evident than at Banganga. Part of an ancient temple complex, the water in this tank is believed to come from the Holy Ganges. It sprung forth when Rama, the exiled hero of the epic Ramayana stopped at the spot five thousand years ago, in search of his kidnapped wife Sita. Overcome with fatigue and thirst, he asked his brother Laxman to bring him some water. Laxman […]