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Coming home: on release of Indian pilot Wg. Cdr. Abhinandan

With Pakistan’s decision to release Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, tensions between India and Pakistan may finally wind down. The gesture, which Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called an offer of peace and goodwill, must be appreciated, although there is evidence to suggest that there was pressure from other countries on Islamabad to make such an […]

Kumbh Mela 2019: Here’s how Prayagraj is gearing up for one of the largest gatherings in the world

From using artificial intelligence to building the largest temporary city in the world, here’s how Prayagraj is gearing up for Kumbh Mela 2019  One of the largest religious gatherings in the world – the Kumbh Mela – will be this time spread over an area of 45 km from the earlier 20 km radius. Pilgrims […]

Lost at Kumbh? UP police and volunteers at ‘Bhoole Bhatke Shivir’ camp will get you home

Special teams of the Uttar Pradesh police and volunteers with the ‘Bhoole Bhatke Shivir’ camps at Prayagraj are working relentlessly to reunite lost pilgrims with their families. Prayagraj: With the plots of several Hindi movies in the 1970’s revolving around people getting lost at the Kumbh Mela, the phenomenon has managed to turn itself into […]

Kumbh Mela 2019: UP government allotted Rs 4,300 crore for infrastructure

“The UP government is making efforts to familiarise the world with high-quality life, conduct and thoughts of Indian culture through the Kumbh Mela” The Uttar Pradesh government has allotted Rs 4,300 crore for creating the infrastructure necessary to conduct the Kumbh Mela 2019, scheduled to begin from January 15, the state’s Minister of Excise and […]

The business and politics of Kumbh

Repackaging the Ardh Kumbh supplements fresh chants of Ram Janmabhoomi in the BJP’s effort to consolidate the Hindu vote in an election year. Poornima Joshi reports Be it Ayodhya or Kumbh, presenting a spectacle with overt religious tones is a speciality that the BJP has mastered over the years to guarantee votes. Three decades back, […]

Kumbh Mela 2019: Here’s how Prayagraj is gearing up for one of the largest gatherings in the world

From using artificial intelligence to building the largest temporary city in the world, here’s how Prayagraj is gearing up for Kumbh Mela 2019. One of the largest religious gatherings in the world – the Kumbh Mela – will be this time spread over an area of 45 km from the earlier 20 km radius. Pilgrims visiting the holy […]

KUMBH 2019

Kumbh Mela is the mass public gathering of faith of Hindu pilgrims. There are about millions of people who come to experience the holy ritual of bathing for approximately 48 days . Pilgrims come from all walks of life to take part in the mela. It is celebrated for about four times over the period […]

BOOKS ON PRAYAGRAJ

Three Rivers and a Tree: The Story of Allahabad University – Neelum Saran Gour My Allahabad Story – Himendra Nath Varma Last Bungalow: Writings on Allahabad – Arvind Krishna Mehrotra Requiem in Raga Janki – Neelum Saran Gour Allahabad Aria: Stories about Allahabad – Neelum Saran Gour Pilgrimage and Power – Kama Maclean Allahabad: Where […]

FAMOUS POETS OF PRAYAGRAJ

Mahadevi Verma (26 March 1907 – 11 September 1987) was a Hindi poet, freedom fighter and educationist from India. She is widely regarded as the “modern Meera”. She was a major poet of the “Chhayavaad”, a literary movement of romanticism in modern Hindi poetry ranging from 1914–1938 and a prominent poet in Hindi Kavi sammelans (Gatherings of poets). She was the Principal, and then […]

NOTABLE PERSONALITIES FROM PRAYAGRAJ

MADAN MOHANMadan Mohan Malviya (Freedom Fighter) was a prominent leader in India who was an educationist, a freedom fights and played an important role in the freedom movement of India who had a strong belief in the hindu nationalism. In the later years, the name Mahamana was given to him. On 4 occasions, he became […]

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