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Spirituality, mysticism and festivity: All you need to know about this year's Maha Kumbh Mela at Ujjain

Apr 23, 2016

Spirituality, mysticism and festivity: All you need to know about this year's Maha Kumbh Mela at Ujjain

Spirituality, mysticism, festivity, adventure and cultural extravaganza meet on the banks of River Kshipra at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, with the beginning of the month-long Maha Kumbh Mela — Simhastha. #ConnectTheDots #Madhya Pradesh #Shivraj Singh Chouhan #Ujjain #eunuchs #Maha Kumbh Mela #Shahi Snan #transgenders #Simhastha #Kshipra
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
Allahabad stampede Live: Guilty will face punishment, says Akhilesh

Feb 12, 2013

Allahabad stampede Live: Guilty will face punishment, says Akhilesh

The Chief Minister, who was attending a cousin's wedding on Monday, will visit Allahabad today to meet with the victims of the stampede at the railway station on Sunday. #Uttar Pradesh #NewsTracker #Wedding #Akhilesh Yadav #Stampede #Allahabad #Maha Kumbh Mela
Allahabad tragedy: Is ticketless travel to blame for the stampede?

Feb 11, 2013

Allahabad tragedy: Is ticketless travel to blame for the stampede?

The simple truth is that the scale of the Kumbh Mela has been well known; the railways have clearly failed to gear up to the demands. #ThatsJustWrong #Indian Railways #Maha Kumbh Mela #Allahabad stampede
Images: Hundreds of Naga Sadhus celebrate first day of Maha Kumbh

Jan 14, 2013

Images: Hundreds of Naga Sadhus celebrate first day of Maha Kumbh

The Maha Kumbh began this morning with lakhs of devotees as well as ascetics and religious leaders of various orders converging on the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical river Saraswati in Allahabad for a holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. #ImagesOfTheDay #Makar Sankranti #Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 #Maha Kumbh Mela
'Flying camera', GPS mark rare 'sangam' of tech and tradition at Maha Kumbh

Jan 14, 2013

'Flying camera', GPS mark rare 'sangam' of tech and tradition at Maha Kumbh

It was a rare 'sangam' of technology and tradition on day one of Maha Kumbh 2013 Monday with Google map integration, GPS and 'flying cameras' making their advent in the 55-day festival #BuzzPatrol #Maha Kumbh Mela