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Freedom in fluid lines: this year’s Kumbh Mela had its first ever transgender art fair

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, head of the Kinnar akhara. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar   The artists have drawn out themes from regional folklore and Hindu literary texts rife with stories of gender transformation “Of course, I hate those prying eyes,” says Sanjana Patil. “Who does not like to work freely?” The 40-year-old transgender artist from Nashik […]

Bathe for 41 seconds: UP Police’s new funda to avoid Kumbh stampede

DGP OP Singh said that the police have worked on how to make the Kumbh a secured pilgrimage this year. Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh on Sunday said that to avoid stampede during the Kumbh Mela 2019, the police department deployed at the Sangam (confluence) may not allow the pilgrims to bathe for […]

Yogi Adityanath does a Har Har Gange, takes dip during Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj

Yogi Adityanath was accompanied by some of his cabinet ministers. He also held a cabinet meeting in Praygraj today. Yogi Adityanath also held a special cabinet meeting in Prayagraj today. (Photo: Twitter/CM UP) HIGHLIGHTS Yogi Adityanath was accompanied by his some of his cabinet ministers He also chaired a Cabinet meeting in Praygraj today This […]

Airtel to deploy pre-5G mobile network tech for Kumbh this week

Besides new mobile site, Airtel smartphone customers will be able to stream the Kumbh proceedings including important Snans (religious bath) and Aartis on the Airtel TV app. New Delhi: Bharti Airtel plans to deploy pre-5G network technology for its customers at the world’s largest congregation Kumbh Mela – to be held between January 15 and […]

From pariah to demigod: Transgender Laxmi becomes a star at Kumbh Mela with her Kinnar Akhara

Long recognised as one of the most influential figures in the LGBT community in India, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi become famous when she appeared on reality TV show “Bigg Boss” in 2011. In a desert tent guarded by armed police and a thick-set bouncer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is blessing a constant stream of pilgrims, who garland […]

Railways to begin commercial run of Train 18 ahead of Kumbh Mela next week

The train, which will run at a speed of 130 kmph, will reduce journey time between Delhi and Varanasi from the present 11 hours and 30 minutes to 8 hours. The Railways is likely to begin the commercial run of the much awaited Train 18 between Delhi and Varanasi next week, just ahead of the […]

2019 is not 1991: Message from Kumbh Behind RSS, VHP’s Sudden Retreat on Ram Mandir

In the first hour of the hugely publicised ‘Dharm Sansad’, there were, in fact, more people seated on stage than in the audience, discounting VHP’s special invitees and volunteers. Could a fatigue over Ram Mandir be the reason? On February 1, in the biggest assembly of Hindus across the globe, the Kumbh, chiefs of the […]

KUMBH 2019

Kumbh Mela is the mass public gathering of faith of Hindu pilgrims. There are about millions of people who come to experience the holy ritual of bathing for approximately 48 days . Pilgrims come from all walks of life to take part in the mela. It is celebrated for about four times over the period […]