Tag Archives: Kumbh Mela

Fire breaks out at Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon’s tent in Kumbh Mela

Tandon was moved to the circuit house after the mishap. His spectacles, mobile phone and other valuables were charred due to the fire. HIGHLIGHTS The tent caught fire at 2.30 am while Tandon was asleep No casualties were reported at the time of filing this report The fire is likely to have been caused due […]

Freedom in fluid lines: this year’s Kumbh Mela had its first ever transgender art fair

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, head of the Kinnar akhara. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar   The artists have drawn out themes from regional folklore and Hindu literary texts rife with stories of gender transformation “Of course, I hate those prying eyes,” says Sanjana Patil. “Who does not like to work freely?” The 40-year-old transgender artist from Nashik […]

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 […]

Opinion: The Kumbh Mela, India’s first smart city and more

Kumbh Mela shows India can manage big projects using a broken public delivery system In little over a week, the festivities of the Kumbh Mela, the pilgrimage spot for the Hindus located at the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad), will begin. On the peak day, Mauni […]

Hope sanitation prevails along with reverence: PM Modi on Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela draws lakhs of pilgrims over the course of approximately 55 auspicious days to bathe at the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said he hoped sanitation will be maintained along with reverence at Kumbh Mela in January, saying it will send a […]