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Saving the Ganges River Is Saving Humanity

Cameron Conaway | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Cameron Conaway

One year into his tenure, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi shifts his Ganges River rhetoric from "he" to "we."

Witness Human Stories From The World's Largest Religious Festival

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.07.2014 | Religion

The Hindu Kumbh Mela festival is the largest gathering of religious pilgrims in the world and takes place at the intersection of the Yamuna, Ganges an...

India's Holy Men To Advise On Ganges Cleanup

Reuters | Krishna N. Das | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - India's new government will seek the advice of holy men on how best to carry out an ambitious plan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clea...

13 Healing Pilgrimages

Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

Millions of people each year embark on spiritual pilgrimages around the world , to deepen their faith and gain wisdom. The following 13 pilgrimag...

Bus Full Of Pilgrims Plunges Into Ganges

AP | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

NEW DELHI -- Police say a bus full of Hindu pilgrims plunged into the Ganges River, killing 26 people in northern India. Rescuers worked more than fo...

Indian Water Policies Unsettle Neighbors

John C.K. Daly | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
John C.K. Daly

Indian dams and barrages increasingly concern Bangladesh, as its agriculture and environment is largely dependent on those rivers, especially the Ganges and the Brahmaputra.

A Hind-Jew in India

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Perry Garfinkel

I arrived in Hinduism's holiest city on Judaism's holiest day. But how was I to spend Yom Kippur, a solemn day of atonement and fasting at the 5-star Nadesar Palace?

Monkeys of India: Look but Please Don't Touch

Joel Brokaw | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Brokaw

The monkey who was ransacking my room was making his exit, carrying something in his hand. When I climbed back through the same window, I was expecting the worst.

Varanasi: India's Holy City (PHOTOS)

Rajan P. Parrikar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rajan P. Parrikar

In this holy place beats the heart of an ancient civilization.

Kumbh Mela: Hindus Dip In Chilly Ganges During 'World's Largest Religious Gathering' (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP HARIDWAR, India — Thousands of Hindu holy men, some naked and smeared with ash, took dips in the chilly waters of the Ganges river while sur...

World Bank Loans India $1 Billion To Clean Ganges River Pollution

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — The World Bank has agreed to loan India $1 billion to help clean the Ganges river, sacred to hundred of millions of Hindus and also ...

A Changing Lens: Christmas in India

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

I arrived in India three days ago to find an India that felt tough, unclean and unnerving. I have been here two times before, but this time it felt dirtier, noisier and more crowded.

A Clean Karma Bath in the Muck of the Ganges (xvi)

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

Only in India do people comment on the experience of getting there ("this was fresher," said Vivek) rather than the destination itself.

Varanasi: The City of the Dead (xi)

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

Varanasi, the holy city of the dead, is a blast of life. Right from the train station, the roads are dense in clanking bicycles, women in black veils...