The Kumbh Diary : Shaahi Snaan (Holy Dip) of day one

Kumbh Mela Shahi Snaan
Photo Credit : Tanveer Farooqui

The Simhastha Kumbh Mela, 2016 has commenced with Shahi Snaan (Holy Dip) at Ujjain. The holy gathering is this time expecting a mass of over 20-30 million devotees altogether. This dip is believed to be a stepping stone towards liberation and washing all sins of every individual who indulges.

Starting from April, 22 2016 til May 21, 2016, the month long festival shall attract seekers and seers from every corner of India.

Shahi Snaan Kumbh Mela
Photo Credit : Tanveer Farooqui



Yatra Archives This library in Ahmedabad is 159 years old

Creative Yatra explores a little known library right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Bhadra Plaza, called ‘Himabhai Institute’.   Lal Darwaja, the biggest hub for hawkers and patrons, where people flock as if everything is been sold… Fernandes Bridge – the most unique book market in Ahmedabad!

The street Fernandes Bridge connects readers with writers, students with publishers and curious beings with the age-old answers they’re looking for. The Chopda Bazaar of Fernandes Bridge is one of the oldest Book Markets in Ahmedabad that serves thousands of people… Discover one of the oldest libraries of Ahmedabad

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