Mother Ganga

Boatman over the river Ganges(Ganga), October 2017, Varanasi,India

This new bridge that you see behind me was constructed just couple of months ago

Before that it was just a pontoon bridge and boats , to cross Mother Ganga and reach the fort from my home

This new bridge is cursed

Every week someone jumps from it and dies

You see that search boat ?

They are still looking for a youth who jumped from the bridge two nights ago

This would have never happened if the pontoon bridge and boats existed

Everyone used to work so hard and earn their salt

Why do you still row a boat ?

Because, I know that if I jump off that bridge Mother Ganga would never take me