Millions of Indians Trek to the Ganges, and Modi Chases Their Votes

New York Times - 02-10


PRAYAGRAJ, India — Every six years, tens of millions of Hindus pour into the northern Indian city of Prayagraj to take a holy dip in the Ganges River. The festival is called the Kumbh Mela, and in its different forms it is consistently the biggest gathering of humanity on the planet.