19 Nov '11, 1pm

Art Show Spotlights India's Polluted Yamuna River

Art Show Spotlights India's Polluted Yamuna River

Koshy Koshy /CC BY 2.0 A man collects discarded plastic bags from the river Yamuna in Delhi. The largest tributary of the Ganges in northern India and the source of 70 percent of New Delhi 's water, the Yamuna River is believed by Hindus to be a goddess who washes away people's sins. These days, what's washing down the river is mostly sewage and garbage -- but people are now being drawn to its filthy banks by a new art exhibit that seeks to raise awareness about the Yamuna's plight. 'Reawakening' The Polluted Yamuna River "Everyone here knows the river is polluted and dirty, but I want to re-awaken the idea of ecology for it. We want people to come and see what the river is all about for themselves," Ravi Agarwal, a co-curator of the Project Y art installation, told the Associated Press this week. Works by Indian and German artists are being displayed along both the Yamuna...

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