Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicKumbh Mela

Topic: Kumbh Mela

Ayodhya, ghar wapsi, gau raksha: How BJP, RSS & affiliates used Kumbh Mela to push Hindutva

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.

Why PM Modi’s visit changed the way I viewed the Kumbh Mela

The 12-crore plus visitors to the Kumbh are voters as well. They can see for themselves what Modi has accomplished.

This is the test sanitation workers passed to get their feet washed by PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi washed the feet of five sanitation workers at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj this weekend.

PM Modi washes feet of sanitation workers for their efforts in ensuring a clean Kumbh

The Prime Minister said he will carry the memories of washing the feet of safai karamcharis life-long. 

Two crore devotees expected to take Kumbh’s third ‘shahi snaan’ on Sunday

'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.

BJP leaders can’t be faulted for rushing to Kumbh Mela, they would be foolish not to

In a deeply religious society, the symbolism of events such as Kumbh Mela can only be discounted at one’s own peril. 

India belongs to Hindus, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, bats for BJP in temple row

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.

We’ve trained our kids to kill: Husband of Hindu Mahasabha leader who ‘shot’ Gandhi

Husband Ashok says he and Pooja Shakun Pandey have trained their children to kill anyone who ‘challenges the unity of our motherland’.

This is how the Kumbh Mela looks from the sky

ThePrint takes you on a journey of the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj through satellite and aerial imagery.

‘Soft Hindutva’ to be on display as Priyanka & Rahul plan Kumbh holy dip

Priyanka Vadra will be at the Kumbh Mela in February. Her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi is expected to join her.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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