Photo feature: A river flows through it – India Climate Dialogue

Photo feature: A river flows through it – India Climate Dialogue

Simple Share Buttons Adder (6.1.5) simplesharebuttons.com The 60 million people visiting Ujjain for the Kumbh Mela were not bothered about the dying Shipra and efforts to rejuvenate the holy river. What mattered was the pilgrimage that carried the promise of salvation...
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...
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,...
Photo Story: Devotees At Simhasth Kumbh Mela In Ujjain

Photo Story: Devotees At Simhasth Kumbh Mela In Ujjain

By Roshni Khatri: “I talk to God but the sky is empty.” This quote by Sylvia Path certainly makes me relate to my inner confusion about God, faith, our respective existences and destiny in general. This post is not about finding the unknown but is about the power of...