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Did you know? Maha Kumbh Mela is better organised than FIFA World Cup, acc to Harvard book

Aug 22, 2015

Did you know? Maha Kumbh Mela is better organised than FIFA World Cup, acc to Harvard book

According to a book produced by scholars and students of Harvard University, Maha Kumbh 2013 was far better organised than Fifa World Cup in Brazil. #Uttar Pradesh #didyouknow #Harvard #Akhilesh Yadav #FIFA World Cup #Kumbh Mela #Maha Kumbh #Shareworthy #Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity
CAG punches holes in UP govt's Maha Kumbh expenditure

Jul 02, 2014

CAG punches holes in UP govt's Maha Kumbh expenditure

In a major embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh government, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has punched many holes in the much-hyped 2013 Maha Kumbh in Allahabad. #Uttar Pradesh #India #CAG #NewsTracker #Ganga #Maha Kumbh
Akhilesh visits Harvard to deliver lecture on organising Kumbh Mela

Apr 24, 2013

Akhilesh visits Harvard to deliver lecture on organising Kumbh Mela

Akhilesh Yadav is the first chief minister of Uttar Pradesh to get the Harvard invite. #United States #Uttar Pradesh #NewsTracker #Harvard University #Maha Kumbh Mela 2013
Lakhs of devotees take dip to mark start of Shivaratri, end of Kumbh

Mar 10, 2013

Lakhs of devotees take dip to mark start of Shivaratri, end of Kumbh

Lakhs of devotees on Sunday thronged the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati for a holy dip on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri, bringing the Maha Kumbh to a close. #NewsTracker #Ganga #Maha Shivaratri #Maha Kumbh
Army troops plug Ganga breach in Kumbh, averting disaster

Feb 19, 2013

Army troops plug Ganga breach in Kumbh, averting disaster

A breach in an embankment along the Ganga caused by recent heavy rainfall which threatened to inundate a large area and affect Maha Kumbh pilgrims in Allahabad, was on Tuesday plugged by a 60-member team of Army's Red Eagle Division. #NewsTracker #Allahabad #Maha Kumbh #Red Eagle Division #9 Engineers Regiment
Images How sadhus become Naga sadhus at the Maha Kumbh

Feb 18, 2013

Images How sadhus become Naga sadhus at the Maha Kumbh

How do men become Naga sadhus, considered among the most unique holy men seen at the Maha Kumbh? Here are photographs of men who have chosen to join the ranks of the holy men. #ImagesOfTheDay #Allahabad #sadhus #Maha Kumbh Mela #Naga sadhu
What happens to the tons of garbage left behind at the Kumbh?

Feb 15, 2013

What happens to the tons of garbage left behind at the Kumbh?

The 55-day affair, which draws devotees not just from India, but across the world, has its management skills put to test. Besides crowd management, the tons of waste generated at the congregation is a task that has kept Mela authorities on guard. #HowThisWorks #Environment #recycle #Waste management #Maha Kumbh Mela #Mauni Amavasya #Allahabad Waste Processing Company
Another tragedy at Kumbh; one dead, five injured in fire

Feb 15, 2013

Another tragedy at Kumbh; one dead, five injured in fire

The fire in which one person was killed comes days after a stampede in which over 35 people were killed. #NewsTracker #Fire #Allahabad #Maha Kumbh Mela
Images People, the most important aspect of Kumbh Mela

Feb 13, 2013

Images People, the most important aspect of Kumbh Mela

It is about poverty. And apathy. And perhaps the most confusing of it all, it is about blind faith. The belief that a dip in the cold, poisonous waters will grant you absolution. Here are images from the Kumbh Mela. #ImagesOfTheDay #Kumbh Mela #Maha Kumbh Mela #Naga Babas
Allahabad and Kumbh Where governance and illiteracy meet

Feb 12, 2013

Allahabad and Kumbh Where governance and illiteracy meet

The handling of the Kumbh Mela is a matter of pride for those who handle our governance but the stampede at Allahabad station is a sign of how we fail outside it. #InMyOpinion #Governance #Stampede #Allahabad #Kumbh Mela #Maha Kumbh Mela