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Damn the Dams!

Damn the Dams!

Devibhoomi turning Dambhoomi: Changing Development Narrative for Hills As a five-year-old, I was climbing up a tree of Kafal, my favourite wild fruit. I had...
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...
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...
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...