“What do you know about Sarnath?” Premkumar, the guide, asked me.
“Er… not much. Just school book stuff really. The Ashoka pillar, Buddha…,” my voice trails off in considerable embarrassment.
“ItisaholyplacefortheBuddhists,” I blurt out in a rush.
“Hmm…,” said the guide, eyeing me in much the same way that a teacher may look at a rather stupid student. “Well, then, let’s begin !