India’s Kumbh Melas are running short of water

India’s Kumbh Melas are running short of water

“When I came to the Kumbh in my childhood, this was a beautiful river flowing with sweet water,” Badal Nath, 64, reminisced on the banks of the Shipra river in Ujjain in central India. “The last time [12 years ago], it was a stinking drain, nauseating even to step...
Why Ujjain Kumbh is the coolest thing to do in the heat of May

Why Ujjain Kumbh is the coolest thing to do in the heat of May

It is one of the biggest congregation and spectacles of the world and it happens just once in 12 years! The Ujjain Kumbh is on right now, and if you haven’t thought of heading there you just may be the biggest loser ever! We tell you why Ujjain is located at the bank...
A Rs 11,000-cr floating economy – Simhastha Kumbh Ujjain

A Rs 11,000-cr floating economy – Simhastha Kumbh Ujjain

The world over, large religious congregations are known to be disaster-prone. However, Indian cities seem to have cracked the code of organising events largely free from mishaps. We look at three recent religious congregations, hosted in Ujjain, Allahabad and Puri,...