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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...
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...
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...
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...