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Days into PM Modi’s national lockdown to fight coronavirus, there was chaos in India. Doctors didn’t have gears, people panicked and essential supplies were being stopped.
The influence of Hindutva, which was consolidated in 1960s, gained unusual pace during 1980s and threw the old monastic orders of Hinduism out of gear.
Kanpur's famed leather industry, valued at Rs 9,000 crore, has found itself under siege since the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad this January.
Ram temple was the rallying cry for the Sangh Parivar and its religious affiliates at the Kumbh Mela, but fissures emanate within ahead of elections.
The 12-crore plus visitors to the Kumbh are voters as well. They can see for themselves what Modi has accomplished.
PM Narendra Modi washed the feet of five sanitation workers at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj this weekend.
The Prime Minister said he will carry the memories of washing the feet of safai karamcharis life-long.
'Shahi snaan' is considered the highlight of Kumbh Mela, which commenced on January 15. The last bathing day will be on Mahashivratri on March 4.
In a deeply religious society, the symbolism of events such as Kumbh Mela can only be discounted at one’s own peril.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat insists that Ram temple will be definitely be built but protests erupt at Kumbh venue over Modi govt's 'inaction' on the issue.
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