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LIFE

 |  5-minute read
Himalayans green bonus, Ecosystem conservation, Himalayas ecosystem, Himalayas

Nature budgeting: It's high time beneficiaries started paying the Himalayan communities for maintenance of ecosystem

Nature budgeting is the need of the hour. The Himalayas have subsidized the entire civilization and now, it’s payback time.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Nepal, Himalayas, Indian Army, Yeti

Run away, Yeti: Why the Indian Army sighting 'Yeti footprints' is not good news at all

The Yeti was first ominous in Sherpa folklore. It had a warming change of heart after meeting Tintin and Chang. But now, meeting our social media, it will surely die.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Drought, Glacier, Climate change, Hindu kush

Deluge To Drought: Ice melt in the Himalayas and Hindu Kush mountains will leave India dry in 80 years

Even as US President Donald Trump denies climate change, one-third of the Hindu Kush range ice will melt with rising temperatures — leaving millions in South Asia severely water-threatened.

LIFE

 |  9-minute read
Himalayas, Uttarakhand, Travelogue, Lakhamandal

Famed from the Mahabharata: The lost city of Lakhamandal

From its location deep within the story of the grand Indian epic, to its charming old temples and heart-warming hospitality, Lakhmandal is a must on your to-explore list.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Himalayas, Water pollution, Uttarakhand

How a photo exhibition is seeking to save our fragile Himalayan waters

Water catchments are being deforested, and the Himalayas are at the forefront of climate change with rapidly shrinking glaciers.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Himalayas, Climate change, Global warming

Rise in temperatures is threatening the survival of Himalayas

Those in the plains, too, can't be complacent as these mountains are the origins of the rivers that sustain more than half of India’s population.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Hills, Kumaon, Himalayas

A thriller writer explains why he sets his books in Kumaon

I ensure that despite the odds, the hero does manage to subvert the insidious intent of criminals wanting to use the hills as a base for organised crime.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Himalayas, Deoria Taal

An Indian woman traveller's journey to the enchanting Deoria Taal of Garhwal Himalayas

[Book excerpt] Where the gods would come down to bathe.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Himalayas, India-China Relations, Tibet

How climate is betrayed as India-China spar over the high Himalayas

This article has been co-authored by Prem Poddar and Lisa Lindkvist Zhang.

Avalanche, Himalayas, Nepal Earthquake

Nepal earthquake: Destruction of ancient temples caught on camera

Tourist captures panic as tremor strikes UNESCO site in Nepalese town of Bhaktapur.