Kumbh Mela
India  /  Published 07.01.21

Sadhus divided over transgender sect

Serious differences have cropped up within the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, the highest body of sadhus in the country, over recognising the Kinnar Akhara, a group of transgender sadhus, as an inde...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 08.04.19

BJP bets on Modi and military

The BJP seems to have again chosen to rely on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal charisma to try and retain power while suffusing its campaign theme with messages about the Balakot air strike.T...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.19

Our apathy towards our intangible heritage

René Goscinny, the witty comic book writer who created Asterix along with the illustrator, Albert Uderzo, was wrong. The Gauls are not crazy; but visitors to Gaul can be loony. Maurice, a cockerel, w...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Modi gets flak for stand on Ram temple land

Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati, one of the three Shankaracharyas in the country, has alleged a “conspiracy” and claimed that the Narendra Modi government is trying to “ditch the Hindus by surrende...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.01.19

Missing train upsets Jharkhand plan for Kumbh

Jharkhand state tourism department’s maiden proposal to offer a free pilgrimage to the poor and elderly to Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) during the eight-week Kumbh Mela from Sunday has been postpo...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


India  /  Published 28.04.19

In Kanpur, tanners’ pain knows no faith

Kanpur’s leather industry is wondering whether it faces a slow death like the city’s once-famous textile mills, with no sign yet of the state government lifting the Kumbh-related ban on tanneries....
By Anita Joshua in Kanpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.01.19

Jharkhand gets its special Kumbh train

Better late than never. Poor and elderly pilgrims of Jharkhand, who were disappointed at the postponement of the state-sponsored pilgrimage to the auspicious Kumbh-Mela in Prayagraj (formerly Allahaba...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.18

Adityanath's limitless devotion to devotees

Not all pilgrims can count on the blessings of the State. But devotees belonging to India’s dominant faith who set foot in Uttar Pradesh, now under the reign of a yogi, have seldom seen better days....
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 07.11.18

Yogi seeks to pacify sadhus

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath hopped from one ashram to another for private meetings on Wednesday and asserted in public that “there was a temple, there is a temple and there will b...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 16.10.18

Allahabad will now be known as Prayagraj

The historic city of Allahabad was on Tuesday officially renamed as Prayagraj.The decision was taken by the Uttar Pradesh cabinet presided over by chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Briefing reporters af...
By PTI in Lucknow


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