Tag: Himalayas

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  • Heavy snow on mountain passes in July bring cheers in Himachal

    Heavy snow on mountain passes in July bring cheers in Himachal

    Though the phenomena can’t be attributed or associated with the rapid melting of glaciers in Himachal Pradesh and Himalayas, environment experts said it could prove beneficial for glaciers in the Himalayan region.

    July 25, 2019
  • Fatal fascination

    Fatal fascination

    True that the fascination with looking down on the world from its highest point will ever excite the human imagination, yet there will come a time when risk-evaluation could also become part of the calculus.

    May 30, 2019
  • Two Kolkata climbers die of altitude ailments on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

    Two Kolkata climbers die of altitude ailments on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

    Biplab Baidya (48) and Kuntal Karar (46) died Wednesday night above Camp IV after they were unable to continue their descent from near the 8,586-meter summit due to hypothermia and snowblindness.

    May 16, 2019
  • 200 monks from Thailand to embark on Walk for World Peace in Himalayas

    200 monks from Thailand to embark on Walk for World Peace in Himalayas

    The aim of this "Pad Yatra" is to divert global attention towards the revival of glory and resources in the Himalayas region and foster support from international communities in developing Ladakh and its people to be able to serve the world with their vast wisdom and spirituality.                        

    May 6, 2019
  • North Bengal — a paradise for birdwatchers

    North Bengal — a paradise for birdwatchers

    Places like Rongtong, Kurseong, Dow Hill, Lepcha Jagat, Latpanchar, Lava, Rishab, Kalimpong, Jhandi, Gorubathan, Jhalong, Fulbari and many more are home to these beautiful species

    February 10, 2019
  • A jewel in Kathmandu

    A jewel in Kathmandu

    Disasters happened; tragedies had to endured; disappointments were just a part of life. This benign acceptance of misery occasionally exasperated me, but I learned to admire the gracious acceptance of reverses.

    December 17, 2018
  • Himalayas: Adventure for challenged kids

    Himalayas: Adventure for challenged kids

    The Himalayan Nature and Adventure Foundation attempts to bring not only the general youth but also the differently-abled ones in close commune with nature.

    November 9, 2018
  • Embarking upon adventure

    Embarking upon adventure

    Nanda Devi Foundation’s annual nature study camp for students is a platform to gear up for mountaineering courses in renowned institutes of the Himalayas.

    November 2, 2018
  • Now enjoy beauty of Rohtang Pass via helicopter

    Now enjoy beauty of Rohtang Pass via helicopter

    The joyride would take 15-20 minutes and the heli-taxi would circle around Rohtang Pass, then it would turn towards another tourist attraction Solang Nullah after which it would return to Manali.

    October 25, 2018
  • Majestic heights

    Majestic heights

    A traveller in the Himalayas should undertake a journey without destination. The majestic height and length of the mountains include also a depth as deep as the Tethys Sea from which it evolved. Mysteries lie in its foliages and folds, men and myths. As the vehicle scaled up and down along serpentine paths, after crossing …

    October 7, 2018
  • Another Aspect of Life

    Another Aspect of Life

    Brenda Wright was a well-known cardiac surgeon in Chicago. I met her only once and very briefly. What she said, however, remains seared in my memory. Three days earlier, a large avalanche had come down the Annapurna circuit of the Himalayas and killed a seven-person team of Japanese mountaineers. The story broke on Tokyo television …

    August 13, 2018
  • How many are left?

    How many are left?

    If conservationists across the Himalayas can prove that counting the predators will help villagers more than killing them can, efforts to protect the snow leopard will succeed.

    May 30, 2018
  • BSF Assistant Commandant Loveraj creates history, scales Everest 7th time

    BSF Assistant Commandant Loveraj creates history, scales Everest 7th time

    Dharmshaktu is presently working as Assistant Commandant in BSF. Loveraj hails from Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand.

    May 20, 2018
  • Techie seeks crowdfunding for positive changes in Himalayas

    Techie seeks crowdfunding for positive changes in Himalayas

    Concerned over drastic climate change in Shimla and others parts of Himachal Pradesh, a software engineer from Shimla is on her way to Antarctica to gain leadership skills in environment conservation. Shivangini Singh, an application developer in Bengaluru, will participate in the 13-day Antarctica Expedition hosted by Robert Swan, ClimateForce and The Explorer’s Passage. But …

    February 5, 2018
  • Mélange of culture

    Mélange of culture

    The Valley of Kathmandu is one of Asia’s loveliest sites. It is surrounded by tall hills and bounded on the north by the Himalayas. Nowhere in the world can one find the same concentration of art, culture and tradition that exists in the Kathmandu Valley. The Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is undoubtedly the most fascinating …

    February 4, 2018
  • Om, Ganga!

    Om, Ganga!

    The Ganga, regarded as the cradle of India’s civilisation, has been gradually sinking and stinking. It is choked with dangerous chemicals and organic waste that are emptied into the waters every day. Known as the Stream of Nectar, the Ganga as the legend goes was initially hesitant to come down to earth since she thought …

    January 29, 2018
  • Video: Soldiers raise Tricolour at 18,000 feet in minus 30 degrees

    Video: Soldiers raise Tricolour at 18,000 feet in minus 30 degrees

    The entire nation is indulged in celebrating the 69th Republic day. In a video that will fill your heart with pride, jawans can be seen marching on ice-laden Himalayas with Indian flag in their hand. The video was released by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) today. The official Twitter handle of ITBP posted the video …

    January 26, 2018