Ganga Panga

Raqs-e-Shahar

Old Army School Campus

The reason I was reminded of this story was because of the title of this post, which apparently is the name of a Ganga Adventure sports/rafting company operating in my hometown Rishikesh and was recently suggested by a friend. The name reminded me of a panga that I along with a friend took with Ganga  about 15-16 years ago as school kids.

This story is from my school days at Army School Raiwala. The school was in a small military cantt town that lay between the twin holy cities of Rishikesh and Haridwar and was an oasis of alcohol and roast meat in the form of a town which was neither dry and nor vegetarian like its two neighbours.

In the new session, after a few months of hard studies, we were staring into our half yearly exams. For me and my friends, some of the best times during the academic year were the gaps between the time an exam (half yearly or annual)  got…

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