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Nashik Kumbh mela opens floodgates of opportunities for tech innovators

Citizens use Kumbh as a platform to test technology, promote innovation culture

Nashik Kumbh mela opens floodgates of opportunities for tech innovators

For ages, Kumbh Mela, one of the world's largest religious congregations, has been deeply associated with Hindu religious feelings. This time, when the Kumbh Mela that is going on in Nashik gets over, it could leave a lasting imprint on the city by instilling among local citizens a spirit of innovation, with technology at its forefront. Thanks to initiatives taken by a few like Professor Ramesh Raskar, who heads the camera culture research group and MIT Media Lab in Boston, the quiet city along the river Godavari has for the first time institutionalised innovation with the so-called ...