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POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
Kumbh mela, Covid-19, Narendra Modi, Covidsecondwave

Covid-19 second wave: We need action. Not reaction

As the Covid rampage continues, people want to see more of the Prime Minister leading the battle from the front.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Bengal elections, Kumbh mela, Covid cases, Covidsecondwave

DailyOh! Adar Poonawalla tweets to US Prez, to akhadas leaving Kumbh Mela

Serum Institute CEO has asked US President Joe Biden to ‘lift the embargo of raw material exports out of the US’.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Crematoriums, Ramzan, Kumbh mela, Covidsecondwave

DailyOh! Why is the second Covid wave so intense, to Delhi’s weekend curfew

India has raced from over 1 lakh to over 2 lakh daily cases in just 10 days.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Ganga, Prayagraj, Allahabad, Kumbh mela

Ode to Allahabad: Kumbh is grand and gorgeous. But the city needs salvation

The city cannot live without either of its identities — religious or historical, Nehruvian or dharmic.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Terrorism, Republic Day, Kumbh mela, Maharashtra ats

Maharashtra ATS unearths ‘plot to poison food, water at Kumbh’: A look at some of the deadliest terror attacks on India

Terrorists have targeted defenceless Indians going about their lives — exposing their deadliness, and cowardice.

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read
Prayagraj, Kumbh Mela 2019, Bollywood, Kumbh mela

How Bollywood ruined the Kumbh Mela for me

What ended up becoming one of Bollywood's most iconic phrases — "Kumbh ke Mele mein bichde huye bhai" — was actually a very real fear I lived with all my childhood.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Ram mandir, Congress, Pollution, Narendra Modi

Why the Ganga must become a political issue like Ram Mandir

As millions descend upon the Kumbh Mela, sadhus, activists and opposition leaders are raising questions over the government’s claims of a cleaner Ganga.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
BJP, Yogi Adityanath, Prayagraj, Kumbh mela

Cornered over Ram temple, how the BJP is hoping for salvation in the Kumbh Mela

Arrangements are on in Prayaraj at a hectic, impressive pace. The message seems to be that the party cares for Hindu sentiments, and can also deliver on infrastructure.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Ganga, Dying rivers, Kumbh logo, Kumbh 2019

Why UP government's mega PR drive for Kumbh Mela is misplaced

It is the conservation of the river that needs to be the talking point.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO, Kumbh mela

Why Kumbh Mela on UNESCO list is matter of pride

The festival sees the largest peaceful gathering of pilgrims on earth.