Kumbh Mela: Leaps of Faith

Aditya Iyer

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

Simhastha Mela: Pilgrim’s Prowess in Ujjain

It’s another Kumbh spectacular on the riverbank as sadhus and seekers join the biggest festival of faith

Out of Tune

This translation of Sufi saint Shah Hussein’s work speaks in his voice but not in all its fullness

On the Kumbh Waterfront

Holy dip or drinking water—it should be easy for a government to choose


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