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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.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Uttarakhand, Kerala, Love, Arranged marriages

Forget love stories. Read these five tales from the Great Indian Arranged Marriage!

Love is for kids. Marriage is for adults. Arranged marriage is truly for legends.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Writing, Food, Mountains, Travel

What the majestic Kumaoni mountains taught me about writing

The silence of the mountains gave me an opportunity to talk to myself.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand

Now, it's time for 'Beta Bachao': UP govt approves a sex sorted semen scheme to deliver up to 95 per cent probability of a female calf

The states with the most abysmal ratio of human females to males are vying to top sex selection to produce more females to males. We mean cattle.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Investor summit, Tourism, Uttarakhand

How Uttarakhand is carving a new identity

The stakes are high with PM Modi in the picture and his government putting its might to ensure that the Investor Summit and its outcomes are a success.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand, Suicide, Quota agitation

Killing Us All: Why Rs 25 lakh relief for man who killed himself in Maratha quota agitation could prove suicidal for India

In a country that faces large-scale poverty, monetising suicides could lead to disastrous consequences.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Natural Disaster, Tourism, Uttarakhand, Nainital

Nainital is a mess. How many disasters can Uttarakhand bear?

No contingency plans are in place for such an event.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Climate change, Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand floods 2013

Uttarakhand is facing severe environmental disasters – and we are to blame for it

Post the Kedarnath tragedy, 'no land use plan' has multiplied our climate woes.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Kumaon hills, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, Forest fire

Who is setting India's forests on fire every year?

A few years more of forest fires can ensure that whatever small patches of forest are left will vanish.

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.