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Kumbh Mela: Millions of Indians prepare for holy dip

Millions in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, recently renamed Prayagraj, are preparing to bathe in holy waters as part of the world’s largest religious…

Kumbh Mela: How to plan a festival for 100m people

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Devotees have been gathering in Allahabad for days India’s Kumbh Mela festival is billed as the world’s biggest gathering…

The men who stay awake so India’s rich can sleep

Image caption Ranjit Singh goes on foot patrols every night with his torch On a dimly-lit street, they look like lone warriors against unknown threats.…

India transgender gurus in landmark Hindu procession

Image caption Allahabad saw a landmark religious procession led by transgender people, including Laxmi Narayan Tripathi (pictured) The northern Indian city of Allahabad witnessed a…

The Indian separating Ronaldo and Messi

Chhetri’s first against Thailand came from the penalty spot If you were asked to name the player sandwiched between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in…