Humans of Kumbh Mela

    We've heard about the chronicles of Kumbh Mela in Bollywood movies, and all we know about them is that a helpless mother loses one of her child in the mess of Kumbh Mela. However, Kumbh Mela is much more than that. It is a sacred congregation of pilgrims. Pilgrims all over India buy an air ticket to take a holy dip in the waters of Kumbh. Read the story of 'Humans of Kumbh Mela' captured in beautiful still frames. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

    Ab bus! Even the buses don't like the queue.

    Ab bus! Even the buses don't like the queue.

    However, the spirits don’t. Some take a cape and walk it up.

    However, the spirits don’t. Some take a cape and walk it up

    While some cover themselves up.

    While some cover themselves up

    It only gets better.

    It only gets better

    And even, more when we spot a Jatadaar Sadhvi!

    And even, more when we spot a Jatadaar Sadhvi

    Find out which song does the Stereo Baba play!

    Which song does the Stereo Baba play for the Kumbh Mela? Here it is!

    “The smile on your face lets me know that you need me.”

    The smile on your face lets me know that you need me.

    “There’s truth in your eyes, saying you’ll never leave me.”

    There’s truth in your eyes, saying you’ll never leave me

    “The touch of your hands, says you’ll catch me, wherever I fall.”

    The touch of your hands, says you’ll catch me, wherever I fall

    “You say it best when you say nothing at all.”

    You say it best when you say nothing at all

    Like a phoenix, I shall rise from the ashes!

    Like a phoenix, I shall rise from the ashes

    They have a solution to find your lost sibling - no more Bollywood drama!

    They have a solution to find your lost sibling - no more Bollywood drama

    When you are tired, pose for the camera.

    When you are tired, pose for the camera.

    Life from a bus rooftop.

    Life from a bus rooftop

    The great retreat.

    The great retreat

    A photo story by Winnie Karnik