Your weekend plan is getting a rejig with Himalayan Echoes, which is now in its third season and promises to be a haven for like-minded readers, writers, poets and people who love the mountains. read more
The 14th edition of joint India-US military training ‘Yudh Abhyas’ was inaugurated at foothills of Himalayas at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand’s Almora on Sunday. The combine exercise aims to practice anti-insurgency operations under United Nations (UN) mandate. The exercise is termed as major bilateral defence cooperation between the two countries. The Armies will get familiar with new techniques and weapons of each other during the exercise. Around 350 personnel from US Army are participating in the 2-week-long exercise which will conclude on September 29.read more
Yesterday, on the occasion of Himalaya Divas (Himalaya Day), you would have seen the government and NGOs going through the customary motions. Till when will we keep celebrating our destruction? read more
Gruelling exercises at some of the highest mountain peaks while the scenic views take a back-seat. Walking miles on hilly roads all day long. Hiking in intense heat, sub-zero temperatures and heavy rains till the last living cell of your body begs you... read more
The Triund in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular trekking trails in India, drawing on average, locals say, 3,000 people, many of whom stay back overnight in tents pitched on the near-flat piece of land (campsite), which also offers a breathtaking view of the Kangra valley. However, on weekends, the campsite resembles a trashed out party zone.
Buddhist monk Nawang Tashi (R), 53, and others walks past prayer flags atop a hill overlooking Tnagyud Gompa Buddhist monastery in Komik, Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Some 5,500 metres (18,000 feet) above sea level in the Indian Himalayas sits the Tnagyud Gompa Buddhist monastery, where snow can leave the monks in complete isolation for seven months a year.
Kusala Rajendran, professor at the Indian Institute of Science’s Centre for Earth Sciences, Bangalore, became the first recipient of the National Award for Woman Scientist, instituted by the earth sciences ministry on Friday. read more