India’s dying mother

Came across this brilliant photo essay at BBC website on the state of River Ganga. I am thoroughly impressed by the way of storytelling using photos, graphics and text.

“I think one day we will see the Ganga – the pristine Ganga – and this will happen not only because the politicians but people also, all stakeholders will come together. Because rivers belong to all, Ganga belongs to all. We all must come together. I’m very optimistic, we will see it through.”

Let’s hope so. Because if India can clean up one of the dirtiest rivers in the world, who knows what else this great rising nation can achieve?

The complete article

Justin Rowlatt — BBC