The Ganges: A Journey into India
April 2, 2007 Philip Reeves recently traveled the length of the Ganges River and reports on the people and places along the way: a holy man living in a case, the wild roads of India, and a luxury spa amid abject poverty.
April 4, 2007 In this installment of his Reporter's Notebook, Philip Reeves recounts meeting religious pilgrims in the holy city of Varanasi — and criminals in the poor state of Bihar. He also contemplates the role of religion among middle-class Indians.
April 5, 2007 Philip Reeves recounts his experiences in Calcutta, a city known for its militancy, poverty and red tape. He enjoys the view from a floating hotel and visits a legendary coffeehouse, where he spots a native species: the Indian intellectual.
April 5, 2007 At the end of his Ganges journey on Sagar Island, Philip Reeves meets a man who lives in limbo between the "new India" of the rich and the ranks of the profoundly poor. He also meditates on the idyllic beauty of the place, and the hard lives its people live.