Tuesday, September 12, 2017

India

Voice of America (VOA):
On a gray monsoon morning, Darshana Kapoor picks her way gingerly through the slush on the riverbank after taking a dip in the Ganges River in Haridwar town, one of the most revered spots for Hindus. 
But the ritual bath that Hindus believe absolves a lifetime of sins was not an uplifting experience for her. "My faith brought me here, but when I see the garbage floating in the river, I felt so bad. I had to scrub myself," she said. 
She was not exaggerating. The Central Pollution Control Board has said that the water of the Ganges at Haridwar is not fit for bathing.