Uttarakhand Stories

The Buransh Mahotsav, Kausani

The Buransh Mahotsav, Kausani

The 4th annual art and cultural festival of Kausani, the Buransh Mahotsav, began on the 6th of April and ended on the 11th of April...
Of Migratory Birds

Of Migratory Birds

It’d already been 8 hours since we started on this road trip. But this wasn’t any other trip; we were travelling to our hometown, nestled...
Devbhoomi Sanrakhshan-The Demigods of Devbhoomi

Devbhoomi Sanrakhshan-The Demigods of Devbhoomi

Degrading environment, wobbly public health and unprecedented climate change have led the natives of the Devbhoomi take matters in their own hands and reconstruct the...
5 Winter Destinations to visit before end of Feb!

5 Winter Destinations to visit before end of Feb!

It’s New Year and lots of resolutions and bucket lists are in the making. As far as travelling is concerned, the start of New Year...
Nanda’s Travel Doodles #2: My solo trip to Chopta – Tungnath

Nanda’s Travel Doodles #2: My solo trip to Chopta – Tungnath

     'Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.' - Ibn Battuta Hello again! It's Nanda, the Pahadi girl. After completing the...
Nanda’s Travel Doodles #1: My first trek to Kedarkantha and Har-ki-Doon

Nanda’s Travel Doodles #1: My first trek to Kedarkantha and Har-ki-Doon

Hello, everyone! :D My name is Nanda. I’m 11 years old and I live with my grandmother amidst the lush green hills of Uttarakhand. I’m...
First artists’ meet-up at Meraki Triangle homestay in Sankri with adorable Nanda!

First artists’ meet-up at Meraki Triangle homestay in Sankri with adorable Nanda!

Meraki Triangle – the art house in Himalayas – held up its first artists’ meet up at Sankri village in Uttarakhand. A unique hospitable project...
उत्तराखंड के पारम्परिक लोक नृत्य

उत्तराखंड के पारम्परिक लोक नृत्य

उत्तराखंड समस्त भारत में अपनी भौगोलिक सुदंरता के लिए नहीं अपनी विविध सांस्कृतिक परम्पराओं के लिए जाना जाता है। यहाँ की संस्कृति, जन मानस और...
From Hammer to Chalk: A teacher who built, painted and taught in a remote Uttarakhand school

From Hammer to Chalk: A teacher who built, painted and taught in a remote Uttarakhand school

A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others.   The above line perfectly sums up what it...
Resurrecting the lost Glory: Let’s make Uttarakhand Great Again

Resurrecting the lost Glory: Let’s make Uttarakhand Great Again

Listening to some old melodious hits of Lalit Mohan Joshi, I was resting peacefully under the canopy of dense trees at my village. It was...
कथा उत्तराखंड की तीन पवित्र नदियों की : गंगा, यमुना और सरस्वती

कथा उत्तराखंड की तीन पवित्र नदियों की : गंगा, यमुना और सरस्वती

गंगा: भारत की विभिन्न संस्कृतियों और जन-जन पोषित करने वाली गंगा नदी का उद्गम गौमुख उत्तराखंड में स्थित है। विभिन्न जल धाराओं से मिलकर बनी गंगा...
From Dehradun to Westeros: Two suppliers who make authentic Game of Thrones props

From Dehradun to Westeros: Two suppliers who make authentic Game of Thrones props

The highly anticipated penultimate 7th season for the immensely popular fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones will premiere on July 16 and the fans just...
10 Unbelievable facts about Devbhoomi Uttarakhand

10 Unbelievable facts about Devbhoomi Uttarakhand

The Land of the Gods, Devbhoomi Uttarakhand has always been the land of spirituality, religion and something beyond the realm of human consciousness. Even today,...
The Cliffhangers: 6 prolific mountaineers from Uttarakhand

The Cliffhangers: 6 prolific mountaineers from Uttarakhand

Mountaineering is a sport that is slowly and steadily gaining popularity among the young generation. The satisfaction of ascending some the highest point on the...
Koti Banal architecture: How ingenuity of our ancestors conquered earthquakes

Koti Banal architecture: How ingenuity of our ancestors conquered earthquakes

‘There is no new knowledge, all is ancient and infinite’ - Louise Hay Knowledge can neither be created nor destroyed – it can only be...
सप्त बद्री मंदिर और उनसे जुडी कथाएं

सप्त बद्री मंदिर और उनसे जुडी कथाएं

इदं विष्णुर्वि चक्रमे त्रेधा नि दधे पदम् । समूळ्हमस्य पांसुरे स्वाहा ॥ अर्थ:  "सर्वव्यापी परमात्मा विष्णु ने इस जगत को धारण किया है और वे...
Roads in Hills: Harbinger of Development or Destruction

Roads in Hills: Harbinger of Development or Destruction

Roads are considered as the lifeline of a nation. For the 7th biggest country in the world, roads are the paramount necessity for the nation's...
महासू देवता : पर्वतों के रक्षक

महासू देवता : पर्वतों के रक्षक

उत्तराखंड में लोक देवताओ से सम्बंधित अनेक कथा सुनने को मिलती है पर जौनसार के लोक देवता महासू की कथा बहुत ही रोचक है। उत्तराखंड...
Gharat: Demise of Pahadi Chakki

Gharat: Demise of Pahadi Chakki

I was walking along a fast running stream in the upper Himalayas of Uttarkashi district of Uttrakhand. The water was flowing in a calm and...
Migration: A Perpetual Nightmare

Migration: A Perpetual Nightmare

'Mountains are calling' read a friend's Facebook update. Are they? For most people in Uttarakhand, it is the cities that are calling. While the mountains...