Nadisutra: Patna to Maniharighat
Team father and son paddle past the ghats, see the state of the water as well as the dwindling species of fish, and learn along the way from family, friends and fisher folk. Swati Bansal posted 6 years 11 months ago

A dying river

Manihari Ghat
Nadisutra: Paddling into many surprises!
8 rapids, the Anguilla eel, marsh crocodiles, tigers, freshwater dolphins and a topple! The journey along the Mahakali gets more intense (and interesting)! Swati Bansal posted 7 years ago

24th November to 9th December

Journey to the Karnali-Ghaghra confluence
NadiSutra: Half way mark reached
The 45-day journey hits the 42-day mark but the father-son team are only at Patna. What has happened along the way, and what's in store next? Swati Bansal posted 7 years ago

Our planned 2000 km-long canoe ride has brought us half way, to the old great river-port of Patna.

Theo and Zanskar reach Patna
Nadisutra: Sailing into Patna
Fishermen and others along the way recount how the river has drastically changed over the years -- the flow of water, the amount of fish and much more. Swati Bansal posted 7 years ago

The river is much bigger now, the clear waters of the Karnali-ghaghra, which comes all the way from Tibet and Nepal, mingling with the sand and silt laden Sharda to become turbid as well after a stretch. Right from the confluence onward, the abundance of dolphins seems to increase very noticeably.

River Ganga in Patna
NadiSutra: A 2000 km canoe ride to tell a river's story
A father-son team will follow the river Mahakali, which is proposed to be the longest and most radical link, to see and experience the effects of interlinking on the entire river system, and beyond. Swati Bansal posted 7 years 1 month ago

2000 km on a kayak to follow 'their' river, to see and experience firsthand the progressions from the glaciers to the ocean, and to bear witness, both through images and the written word, to the radical changes being wrought on the entire river system, and beyond.

A long, winding and confusing path

Theo and Zanskar set off on their canoe
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