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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
प्रभा देवी सेमवाल: जिन्होंने उगाए 500 से अधिक पेड़, आज है खुद का एक वन

प्रभा देवी सेमवाल: जिन्होंने उगाए 500 से अधिक पेड़, आज है खुद का एक वन

आज उनके द्वारा उगाये गए जंगल में पेड़ो की संख्या ५०० से अधिक है. जिसमे विभिन्न तरह के पेड़ है. जहां इमारती लकडियो से लेकर...
Agriculture Turning Tides in Hills: A case of Naini

Agriculture Turning Tides in Hills: A case of Naini

Introduction Pointing towards an old dilapidated house, Dharma Singh Rana tells me that he has spent his entire childhood and adulthood under that thatched roof....
Mystical Land of Sanjeevi Herb: Jumma-Dronagiri trek declared as Trek of the Year

Mystical Land of Sanjeevi Herb: Jumma-Dronagiri trek declared as Trek of the Year

The less trodden trail of Jumma-Dronagiri which is associated with Lord Hanuman’s search for the life-saving herb, Sanjeevni Booti has come into limelight for all...
Kothar : Indigenous Technology of Hills

Kothar : Indigenous Technology of Hills

In the modern times, Kothars are slowly disappearing in the hills. The new generation has become ignorant of such techniques. They are lured by modern...
A Walk Down The Pahadi Memory Lane

A Walk Down The Pahadi Memory Lane

"Dedicated to my childhood and to all my fellow pahadis around the world" – Kavita Adhikari I had the opportunity to see and grow up...
शिवभूमि उत्तराखंड : केदारखंड व मानसखंड

शिवभूमि उत्तराखंड : केदारखंड व मानसखंड

लेखक: सुधीर जुगरान "नाद" सृष्टि की उत्पत्ति का, प्रस्फुटित होता आदि योगी शिव के डमरू से। शिव सनातन हिन्दू धर्म के ऐसे देवता है जो...
The Misery Behind the Locked Doors: A case of Dhraug

The Misery Behind the Locked Doors: A case of Dhraug

Article by Rajender Singh Bisht With tears rolling down her eyes, Neelam bade adieu to her ancestral home in Dhraug a tiny hamlet located in the pristine...
25 Hilarious Pahadi Expression of Gollum To Tickle Your Funny Bone

25 Hilarious Pahadi Expression of Gollum To Tickle Your Funny Bone

1. When everybody is dancing on Dhol Damau and suddenly they ask me to join. Feeling so shy! [caption id="attachment_10331" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Photo credit: New...
लैंसडाउन -एक स्वर्ग

लैंसडाउन -एक स्वर्ग

लेखक- सुमित सिंह आजकल हर कोई शहर की भीड़-भाड़ से दूर एक ऐसी जगह पर जाना चाहता है जहाॅं वह जिंदगी  के दो पल अपने...
सुरीलौ उत्तराखंड, रंगीलौ उत्तराखंड

सुरीलौ उत्तराखंड, रंगीलौ उत्तराखंड

लेख़क सुधीर जुगरान "उत्तराखंड" जो गंगा जैसी महान नदी का उद्गम स्थल है, अपने आप में अनेक सांस्कृतिक कलाओं एवं परम्पराओं को समेटे हुए है।...
Kedarnath Temple – Sadhguru demystifies its spiritual grace

Kedarnath Temple – Sadhguru demystifies its spiritual grace

The moment one catches the first glimpse of the majestic Kedarnath Temple perched at a staggering height of  3,500 meters, one could sense the feeling...
Polling Officials conquer snow laden booths at 10,000 ft for 275 voters in U’khand

Polling Officials conquer snow laden booths at 10,000 ft for 275 voters in U’khand

With news surfacing that Uttarakhand has set a benchmark with a record-breaking 68% voting in the Assembly Elections 2017, we mustn’t forget that the credit...
Two Uttarakhand youth revive rural tourism – one Pahadi House at a time

Two Uttarakhand youth revive rural tourism – one Pahadi House at a time

On June 2013, when Kedarnath floods devastated all what came in its way, a thriving rafting resort at Rishikesh was also devoured by the relentless...