I wanted to leave this place after three days. The night before I wanted to leave a group of German and Indian artists and volunteers came for dinner on my table and spoke about their project – the Impact kiosk. Most of them are from the organization Makers4Humanity. They wanted to transform in a few days a bicycle rickshaw to ridable kiosk which is equipped with a solar panel which itself gives the power to inflate an inflatable classroom. The classroom should be then a place where kids and youth are confronted with the dramatically environment situation and solutions for recycling plastics. One day these rickshaws could drive by solar power and go to the countryside. It should be a first step to encourage young entrepreneurs to start a sustainable business. I like the idea and ask them if I could join. They need some handy people so I am the right one. I stayed nine days longer in this city which was totally the right decision. Not only the project is awesome I also met a lot of inspiring people and entered the daily life of Varanasi while organizing the parts for the kiosk. I also got my first food poisoning and a cold at the same time (but I was not the only one in the group with that fate).
I walked every morning along the Ghats to the project place and passed always the burning Ghat. While I always stopped and watched the fires here I found myself passing this place without noticing it after some days. Living and dying in Varanasi became normal for me.