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How to Build a Holy Smart City

Alykhan Mohamed | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Alykhan Mohamed

Picture an ancient city full of intricately carved stone temples, where millions of pilgrims and ascetics come to bathe in the holy waters of the Ganges, as Hindus have done for hundreds of generations. Now, imagine that the holy water of the Ganges is being monitored by electronic sensors to detect pollution levels, and the lights illuminating the streets and houses of this city are fitted with motion sensors and calibrated to save energy.

PHOTOS: The Stunning Kumbh Mela Festival

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion

ALLAHABAD, India — Once every 12 years, tens of millions of Indians gather for one of Hinduism's holiest celebrations at the confluence of the G...

36 Dead In Stampede At Indian Hindu Festival

AP | RAJESH KUMAR SINGH | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

ALLAHABAD, India — Anxious relatives searched for missing family members in northern India on Monday during one of the world's largest religious...

Stampede Kills At Least 10 During Religious Festival

AP | RAJESH KUMAR SINGH | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

By RAJESH KUMAR SINGH, The Associated Press ALLAHABAD, India (AP) -- At least 10 people were killed and a dozen more injured Sunday after a stamped...

At The Polluted Confluence Of The Ganges And Heaven

Dan Morrison | Posted 01.29.2012 | Travel
Dan Morrison

A recent visit to the Triveni Sangam found hundreds of pilgrims walking under a blazing white sun to bathe and to collect the holy water in plastic jugs for home.