The Book Lane

Zac O’Yeah

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

Open Diary

The legacy of Swami Vivekananda and the decline of Allahabad University

Homeless in Allahabad

In his hometown, Nehru is an outsider who has little relevance beyond the arcana of history


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