Kusti Wrestler

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Photo and caption by John Quintero

Kusti wrestlers training in Varanasi. Kusti is an ancient form of wrestling practised in South Asia at least since the 5th century BC. This discipline requires long hours training every day as well as a special diet of milk, ghee (clarified butter) and almonds. Sex, alcohol and drugs are forbidden.

Location: Varanasi, India

 

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