Humans of Kumbh

Kumbh, Uncensored

Humans of Kumbh

Illustration: Namaah/ Arré


t the Kumbh you are one with the crowd, you move with it, feeling its pull as it takes you to places you never meant to go. Here are millions who are chasing the same thing, a shot at salvation, freedom from the eternal cycle of birth and death, and sometimes the last spot at a sadhu’s sermon. In this uniquely Indian microcosm, some characters stand out.

The camera catches some unguarded personal moments while others pose for it with cultivated swag. Together, these make up the humans of Kumbh.