Chopta: A home to magnificent Himalayan birds.
Situated in the Western Himalayan Mountain ranges in the state of Uttarakhand, Chopta is a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and the destination that one...
Talla Gethia – Emerging Handicraft Village of Uttarakhand
हाथ के हुनर की दास्तां लिख नैनीताल का तल्ला गेठिया गांव बन गया उत्तराखंड का हैंडीक्राफ्ट विलेज तल्ला गेठिया, नैनीताल जिले में स्थित एक ऐसा...
Clean up drive at Maral Village near Rishikesh
A usual Saturday morning at Maral Village मराल गॉंव, near Neelkanth, Rishikesh witnessed a ray of hope that the youth like Geeta and Vignesh will...
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 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
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
'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
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!
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
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
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
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
‘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 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
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
'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
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
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
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
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...
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