What Lies Beneath

Madhavankutty Pillai

Why renaming cities remains an evergreen political gimmick

A River Runs Through It

Two women scientists lead an expedition to study the type and flow of plastic in the Ganga

The Book Lane

Navigating the literary signposts of India

A Blend in the River

Kumbh Mela: A Photo Essay


A global projection of Hinduism’s soft power

Kumbh Mela: Leaps of Faith

The spiritual is at its most spectacular when sadhus, seers, seekers, nirvana junkies and tourists of religious kitsch descend on Hinduism’s biggest carnival. Aditya Iyer goes to the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj

A Bridge to Eternity

The Kumbh infrastructure is a feat but we could still manage our temple tourism better

Prayagraj and Kumbh

The sacred and the civic on the Ganga

Clash at the Confluence

The two ideas of Prayagraj

The Last Animal Farm

India’s biggest project in cattle innovation comes to an end. So does a colonial legacy


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