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Read articles, news and new trends prevailing in Uttarakhand to brush up your knowledge about Uttarakhand which is evolving rapidly. Reading is addicting and when you read you not only educate yourself about certain things but you also condemn the ideology of other people.

A Walk in Nainital During British Era

A Walk in Nainital During British Era

Wouldn't it be nice to have a walk in Nainital during the 1880s when it was not clustered by the commercial hotels, restaurants, and all...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
रम्माण :- विरासत उत्तराखंड की

रम्माण :- विरासत उत्तराखंड की

रम्माण के दौरान जिन ऐतिहासिक और काल्पनिक पात्रों द्वारा दर्शकों का मनोरंजन किया जाता है वे इस प्रकार है बण्यां-बण्यांण, मल्ल, कुरु-जोगी आदि। रम्माण उत्सव...
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....