Varanasi: Seen Along the Road

This morning, as we drove through the hub and bub of Varanasi for our last ride on the river, we drove past a shop with a sign reading:  Anocha Salon.

Because Joan and I had gone to a shop in Pondicherry called Anochi, we asked our guide what “anocha” meant.  He said, “unique.”  But, the way he pronounced it, it came out (to my ears) “eunuch.”  And I thought, hmmm, that shop must not do very much business.

Anocha is the male form of the adjective and Anochi the female.  So, now I know a bit of Hindi.

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