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  • Nations must collaborate to understand Himalayas

    Nations must collaborate to understand Himalayas

    The Kedarnath flood occurred during the early monsoon period, an unusual time for floods, but it wasn’t a big surprise because cloud bursts are a common phenomenon in these parts of the Himalayas.

    March 1, 2021
  • At 4.1 degrees Celsius, Delhi witnesses lowest temperature this season so far

    At 4.1 degrees Celsius, Delhi witnesses lowest temperature this season so far

    For the plains, the IMD declares a cold wave when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or below and is 4.5 degrees less than the normal for two consecutive days.

    December 15, 2020
  • Himalayan chinks

    Himalayan chinks

    The bottomline of the entire charade in eastern Ladakh is that China apparently is very well aware of the contested regions, perhaps also that it is laying a siege on territories claimed by India as its own but is plainly intolerant or disdainful of Indian sensibilities. Through the Nehru years, China got used to the policy mode of appeasement as opposed to strategic confrontation. But effective conflict management sometimes requires force in lieu of compromise.

    October 3, 2020
  • Youth’s body retrieved from glacial-fed Chandertal in Himachal Pradesh’s Spiti Valley

    Youth’s body retrieved from glacial-fed Chandertal in Himachal Pradesh’s Spiti Valley

    The youth, Amar Chand Thakur, 19, belonging to Manali town reportedly drowned in the Chandertal lake on August 22 while holidaying.

    August 26, 2020
  • The Strategic River

    The Strategic River

    The geography of the area has not changed since 1962 but the high Himalayas are no longer impregnable. The Galwan river, which is located very centrally, connects to Shyok on the road under construction. Lying in between the Chushul airport and DBO, it continues to be of great strategic importance providing direct and a convenient access to Shyok and areas beyond.

    June 10, 2020
  • ‘God is the greatest artist,’ Anushka Sharma records in Bhutan

    ‘God is the greatest artist,’ Anushka Sharma records in Bhutan

    On the work front, Anushka is collaborating with Netflix for a production venture.

    November 7, 2019
  • 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