Men prepare the long threads of a sari for mounting on a hand loom near Varanasi.
A woman uses a hand powered blower to heat coal at her tea stall at Assi ghat in Varanasi.
People enjoy monsoon weather at Assi ghat at the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.
A man worships in the Ganges river at flood stage during monsoon in Varanasi.
During monsoon at Assi ghat in Varanasi everything has to be removed from the lower steps.
A view of Ravidas ghat on the banks of the Ganges river during monsoon in Varanasi.
Benaras Hindu University campus is looking nice and green after first few times it rained.
A sadhu stands in Assi reading news paper and children sell river candles, not a rare sight!
These days Varanasi sky is cloudy and rains have cooled down the city. A view from Assi ghat in the evening.
A Boatman strains at the oars while paddling on the Ganges river during Monsoon in Varanasi.
Boats must be continually retied to bamboo staves as the water level in the Ganges continues to rise.
A family who live at Samne ghat and are building the Samne ghat bridge over the Ganges river pose for a photo.
A father and son share some puffed rice at the Ganges river in Varanasi.