Dead cow in the Ganga

Kashi is endlessly fascinating as is the Ganga, the river of India as Jawaharlal Nehru famously said.  I just loved writing this piece. BIG STORY Sun, 28 Feb 2016 HOW BLIND FAITH IS CHOKING THE GANGA Photo: Shoba Narayan The mission to clean the Ganga will be a pipe dream as long as Indians have…

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Kumbh Mela Cover Story

Immersed in India: The Kumbh Mela festival Shoba Narayan (Writer) Mar 20, 2010 A naga baba, one of the millions of Hindu ascetics who participate in the festival’s immersion rituals, joins the procession to Haridwar.   The royal religious procession begins in Jwalapur, a dusty town an hour outside Haridwar, where two million sadhus (Hindu holy men), ascetics,…

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