Light and Cloud

From Varanasi, India Acrylic on board, 12 x 16, circa 1986 It was late afternoon in the holy city of┬áVaranasi in India. I had blundered from one spot to the other till I had wandered hopelessly far away from my destination. It had become ominously cloudy and a downpour seemed inevitable. For…

The Temple Heist

From Varanasi, India The rhesus monkeys or what I simply call “temple monkeys” are a frequent sight in these parts of the world. However, the Hanuman langur is probably less common in urban areas of Varanasi. Named after the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, these primates are treated with some reverence.