Tag: Himalayas

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  • 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
  • Badrinath shrine to reopen on April 30

    Badrinath shrine to reopen on April 30

    The sacred portals of Badrinath shrine in the Himalayas here will be thrown open to devotees on April 30. The shrine is closed annually around October-November for around six months due to snow-bound conditions prevailing in the area during winter. Its doors will open at 4.30am on April 30 following an elaborate ceremony, priest of …

    January 22, 2018
  • A sadhu’s lens

    A sadhu’s lens

    Ninety-two-year-old Swami Sundaranand is not a normal Baba. Anyone meeting him is astonished, as he rarely speaks about spirituality or religion, but confines his conversation to photography. With over 35 successful expeditions, the photographs taken by the Swami have featured in many exhibitions in different parts of India. The stunning photographs of the Himalayas take …

    December 10, 2017
  • A journey of 10k km; 2 women, 8 states and mighty Himalayas

    A journey of 10k km; 2 women, 8 states and mighty Himalayas

    Title: Zanskar to Ziro – No Stilettos in the Himalayas Author: Sohini Sen Publisher: Niyogi Books Pages: 436 Price: Rs 995 Travelogues are always interesting: A new place seen through another’s eyes, sharing someone else’s experiences and, in this case, following a two-women team’s trips spread over 10,000 km. A journey to discover each other, …

    November 14, 2017
  • On the smiling mountains

    On the smiling mountains

    It was a cloudy day, as I flew over the Himalayas, but the first sight of the mountains always elicits gasps of awe. And suddenly, the snow-capped peaks gave way to barren mountains, with isolated patches of green, and one was over Leh. Excitement growing, I bounded out of the aircraft, collected my luggage, and …

    October 29, 2017