Varanasi (Hindustani pronunciation: [ʋaːˈraːɳəsi] ( listen)), also known as Benares, Banaras (Banāras [bəˈnaːrəs] ( listen)) or Kashi (Kāśī [ˈkaːʃi] ( listen)), is a city on the banks of the Ganges (Ganga) in Uttar Pradesh, 320 kilometres (200 mi) southeast of the state capital, Lucknow. It is the holiest of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) in Hinduism and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism.
Young children, especially infants, affect me in a strong and positive way because they are amused and happy with the smallest things, even if it is just a smile. They are innocent and optimistic which are qualities that should be carried with us as we grow older but somehow most of us loose. This to me is a huge inspiration.