Ladakh

Ladakh peace deal: Enter the Dragon

Ladakh peace deal: Enter the Dragon

February 13, 2021

A satisfactory outcome of any negotiation is when you end up with more than what you had before, or the other party loses more than you do. Maybe it is time that the powers that be in Delhi learnt the art of negotiations again and preferably from the Chinese who seem to best thei...

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Voluntourism in India: Travel to transform lives

Voluntourism in India: Travel to transform lives

February 10, 2021

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”  Naveen Godiyal quotes Mary Anne Radmacher, a famed writer and an artist based in the United States while talking about his experience of volunteering across different places in India as a backpac...

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Hackathon HAB-59 for mobile apps launched

Hackathon HAB-59 for mobile apps launched

July 20, 2020

Joining the race to develop apps to replace the 59 Chinese apps banned by central government, a novel hackathon has been launched in Pune. Pune-based Terre Policy Centre has joined hands with MIT-ADT university to launch a unique hackathon to encourage students all over the count...

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Weekend wandering in Wetlands

Weekend wandering in Wetlands

February 22, 2020

Wetlands are disappearing three times faster than the forests due to human activities and global heating, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). With their disappearance, not only will the ecological aspects be lost but the immeasurable amount of scenic bea...

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Top five disappearing places

Top five disappearing places

February 15, 2020

These locations might not be dying but like Venice, they are incurably sick.

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Exodus of Kashmiri pandits

Exodus of Kashmiri pandits

January 24, 2020

In the year 1990, Kashmiri pandits had witnessed a hysterical, macabre night in the form of blaring threats and slogans, asking them to either convert to Islam or face death. Most of them fled their home for centuries to find shelter as refugees in other parts of India.

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Kung Fu nuns to the rescue

Kung Fu nuns to the rescue

November 4, 2019

Wearing their traditional maroon robes, these nuns are acing physical fitness, endorsing gender equality and developing an environmental-friendly way of living.

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A final solution for Kashmir conundrum

A final solution for Kashmir conundrum

August 6, 2019

India has scrapped the special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Obvious question that emerges is does this decision have any internal, financial and external fallout?

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Revealing the magic of the Magnetic Hill

Revealing the magic of the Magnetic Hill

June 27, 2018

Tourists can be seen here marvelling at nature as their wagons move uphill with engines off! The magnetic power of the Magnetic Hill is said to be doing the wonder, but is it really?

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Panorama of the Desert Mountains in Himachal Pradesh

Panorama of the Desert Mountains in Himachal Pradesh

January 8, 2018

Glimpsed through the valleys of Himalayas, rain shadow areas in the state of Himachal draw travellers in all seasons to frozen lakes, adventurous treks and off-roading routes. Visualise waking up to a bird’s eye view of greenery laden mountains with elfin houses scattered over ...

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Turtuk – where digital mail didn’t replace postal letters

Turtuk – where digital mail didn’t replace postal letters

March 10, 2017

As modern technologies and western influences have found a place even in the most isolated parts of India, there are some places that still hold on to the traditional communication mediums and preserve the old India. Turtuk in Ladakh is one of them.

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Trekking in India

Trekking in India

March 9, 2017

With the mighty Himalayas and several other locations throughout the country offering trekking choices, India makes for an ideal destination for adventure lovers.

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