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Ruskin Bond’s dreamy Christmas greetings will set you believing in Santa again(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial)

Watch: Ruskin Bond’s dreamy Christmas greetings will set you believing in Santa again

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 07:40 PM IST
Ruskin Bond encourages fans to write to Santa this Christmas, even though he has ‘limited budget’ and we can’t stop watching this awwwdorable video on loop which is as dreamy as his fiction novels
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Anupam Kher-Ruskin Bond exchange books in Mussorie over tea, cake and ‘wealth of stories’(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial)
Anupam Kher-Ruskin Bond exchange books in Mussorie over tea, cake and ‘wealth of stories’(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial)

Anupam Kher-Ruskin Bond exchange books in Mussoorie over tea, cake and ‘wealth of stories’

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Anupam Kher presented his book ‘Your Best Day Is Today’ to his ‘favourite author’ Ruskin Bond at his Mussoorie house and what followed was a ‘warm evening’ of ‘a cup of tea, a piece of delicious cake and wealth of stories’ as the Dehra hills writer gifted the actor his autobiography ‘Lone Fox Dancing’ | Watch
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Dehradun has been continuously reporting the maximum number of cases in Uttarakhand for months.(PTI File)
Dehradun has been continuously reporting the maximum number of cases in Uttarakhand for months.(PTI File)

Uttarakhand: As Covid-19 cases increase, Dehradun orders traders to follow weekly shutdown schedule

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Ashish Srivastava, the district magistrate of Dehradun, said the decision was taken after it was noticed that shops in many markets were not closed on the weekly closure days decided earlier
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Uttarakhand on Saturday reported 585 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the state’s tally to 70,863. The state also reported the death of eight Covid-19 patients, taking the death toll to 1146.(HT PHOTO.)
Uttarakhand on Saturday reported 585 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the state’s tally to 70,863. The state also reported the death of eight Covid-19 patients, taking the death toll to 1146.(HT PHOTO.)

57 trainee IAS officers test Covid-19 positive in 2 days at IAS Training Academy in Mussoorie

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Due to the rising cases, the Academy informed that all activities, including training, will take place online till midnight of December 3, 2020.
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33 trainee IAS officers test Covid-19 positive

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times. Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 04:15 PM IST
In an order issued on Friday, Dehradun district magistrate Ashish Srivastava said six hostels will be under complete lockdown from Friday and all residents will have to remain indoors.
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Long queues of tourist vehicles in Mussoorie on Saturday.(HT photo)
Long queues of tourist vehicles in Mussoorie on Saturday.(HT photo)

Extended weekend sees rush of tourists in Mussoorie

By Ajay Ramola | Hindustan Times, Mussoorie
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 04:46 PM IST
The easing of the Covid-19-related restrictions on tourism activities has encouraged travellers. Hoteliers said they were expecting a further improvement in the arrivals after almost no business for six months
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Tourists wait for their turn as other enjoy water sports at Tehri Dam reservoir during Tehri Lake festival in Uttarakhand .(AFP FILE PHOTO)
Tourists wait for their turn as other enjoy water sports at Tehri Dam reservoir during Tehri Lake festival in Uttarakhand .(AFP FILE PHOTO)

Uttarakhand hoteliers keep fingers crossed as business returns slowly

By Kalyan Das | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2020 05:27 PM IST
tourists have started visiting popular places like Mussoorie and Nainital in Uttarakhand.
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Uttarakhand Tourism Secretary Dilip Jawalkar (in white shirt) during an inspection of construction work at George Everest’s house in Mussoorie.(HT PHOTO)
Uttarakhand Tourism Secretary Dilip Jawalkar (in white shirt) during an inspection of construction work at George Everest’s house in Mussoorie.(HT PHOTO)

George Everest’s house in Mussoorie to become cartography museum

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2020 01:52 PM IST
The Uttarakhand government expects the Cartographer Museum at George Everest’s house to provide employment to locals and become a major tourist draw.
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Ruskin Bond reveals the secret behind his ‘so simple’ style of writing(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial)
Ruskin Bond reveals the secret behind his ‘so simple’ style of writing(Instagram/ruskinbondofficial)

Ruskin Bond reveals the secret behind his ‘so simple’ style of writing

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Iconic Indian novelist Ruskin Bond encourages young writers to try his ‘simple’ style of writing and not ‘make their readers toil and sweat’
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PM Modi urged women police personnel to engage women in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent youth from taking to terrorism at an early stage itself.(PTI)
PM Modi urged women police personnel to engage women in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent youth from taking to terrorism at an early stage itself.(PTI)

‘Never lose respect for your khaki uniform’: PM Modi interacts with IPS probationers

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 01:18 PM IST
Talking about terrorism, PM Modi said the youth of the country need to be prevented from taking the wrong path at the early stage itself.
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Houses damaged due to landslide in Mussoorie(HT Photo)
Houses damaged due to landslide in Mussoorie(HT Photo)

Houses, shops damaged due to landslide in Mussoorie, MeT issues orange warning for three districts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Mussoorie
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 07:42 PM IST
In Mussoorie, a makeshift residential dwelling and two temporary shops got damaged completely due a landslide that was triggered by overnight rains near Tehri bus stand. One whole sidewall of the dwelling caved and all stocks of the shops were buried under debris.
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Police said the incident might have occurred due to the faulty regulator connection resulting in the leak and blast.
Police said the incident might have occurred due to the faulty regulator connection resulting in the leak and blast.

7 injured in blast at a quarter in elite academy for civil servants

By Ajay Ramola | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mussoorie
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Devender Aswal, station house officer at Mussoorie police station, said the injured were rushed to the LBSNAA Hospital where all are undergoing treatment for minor burns.
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The arrested soldiers will be produced before a court on Monday.(Representative Photo)
The arrested soldiers will be produced before a court on Monday.(Representative Photo)

3 soldiers arrested in Uttarakhand for partying on road during Covid-19 lockdown: Police

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 07:44 AM IST
The Uttarakhand government has imposed complete lockdown in four districts on Saturdays and Sundays to check the spread of the coronavirus disease.
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For a majority of residents, it was a pleasant surprise and for others who had grown up listening to stories from their elders about the Himalayas being visible from Saharanpur town, it was a slice of those stories come alive.(TWITTER.)
For a majority of residents, it was a pleasant surprise and for others who had grown up listening to stories from their elders about the Himalayas being visible from Saharanpur town, it was a slice of those stories come alive.(TWITTER.)

With AQI below 50, UP’s Saharanpur catches glimpse of snow-capped Himalayas

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 11:33 PM IST
Pictures of the snow capped peaks soon became viral as surprised residents took to social media to share the pictures they had taken of the snow-laden mountains.
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Author Vidya Mani flanked by Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh (left) and Manoj Ahuja, her son-in-law who is also special director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, at the book launch in Panchkula on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Author Vidya Mani flanked by Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh (left) and Manoj Ahuja, her son-in-law who is also special director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, at the book launch in Panchkula on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Author Vidya Mani comes out with third book at 87

By Yojana Yadav | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 08:25 PM IST
Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh releases her novel, The Last Lap, in Panchkula
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There’s more to this beautiful hill station than just tea estates and a picturesque setting. Here’s a guide to the enchanting Darjeeling.
There’s more to this beautiful hill station than just tea estates and a picturesque setting. Here’s a guide to the enchanting Darjeeling.

Still Queen of the Hills: A guide to picturesque Darjeeling

By Sneha Mahale | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 01:11 PM IST
There’s more to this beautiful hill station than just tea estates and a picturesque setting. Here’s a guide to the enchanting Darjeeling.
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Gurugram hotel club told to cough up 10K

By HT Correspondent | HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 01:00 AM IST
Had not given Panchkula couple offers promised under a membership worth 40,000
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Kushal Pal Singh
Kushal Pal Singh

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Stylish as Singh

By Malavika Sangghvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 12:26 AM IST
Over the weekend, when billionaire Kushal Pal Singh, chairman and CEO of real-estate developer DLF, celebrated his birthday, there were a series of parties to mark the happy occasion.
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Landslide on Badrinath Highway.(HT Photo)
Landslide on Badrinath Highway.(HT Photo)

Badrinath highway opens after 20 hours, stranded pilgrims relieved

By HT Correspondent | Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2019 04:50 AM IST
The highway was blocked on Saturday around 2pm after boulders fell from the mountain due to heavy rainfall. After clearing the debris, the road was opened around 11am on Sunday, when over 3900 pilgrims stranded on the way, breathed a sigh of relief as the highway opened.
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Author Ruskin Bond at Horniman Circle in Mumbai(HT photo by Santosh Harhare)
Author Ruskin Bond at Horniman Circle in Mumbai(HT photo by Santosh Harhare)

Oh Bombay! Give Rusty a break

By Navneet Vyasan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 06:30 PM IST
The author’s visits to the island city were not always memorable. Here’s why
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From the archive of the Hindustan Times: September 3, 2019

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 02:04 PM IST
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here are tips from those who have managed to keep their work desks tidy and inspiring(Maria Goretti)
here are tips from those who have managed to keep their work desks tidy and inspiring(Maria Goretti)

Perfecting the desk job

By Prerna Gauba | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 05:16 PM IST
Fairy lights, memorabilia, planner boards, art and plants — here are tips from those who have managed to keep their work desks tidy and inspiring
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Dhanaulti is fast emerging as the next big tourist hill station.(REUTERS Photo)
Dhanaulti is fast emerging as the next big tourist hill station.(REUTERS Photo)

How a small Uttarakhand town is becoming a major tourist destination

By Indo Asian News Service | Dhanaulti
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 10:10 AM IST
When one reaches Dhanaulti - a picturesque site in the Garhwal region of ‘Devbhoomi’ (Gods’ abode) Uttarakhand - one can not but feel the fresh breeze gushing through deodar trees and emitting an earthy, woody aroma.
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Author Ruskin Bond
Author Ruskin Bond

A truly riveting tale of haunt for ghosts

By Joe Mathew | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 11:04 AM IST
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A view of Mussoorie from a vantage point in Landour in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.(Photo: Prannay Pathak/HT)
A view of Mussoorie from a vantage point in Landour in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand.(Photo: Prannay Pathak/HT)

Landour: Where the lair of the lone fox lies

By Prannay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 06:19 PM IST
Perched high at the periphery of the bustling Mussoorie, Landour in Tehri Garhwal is home to grand old men, pretty eateries, 19th century churches and mountainous beauty in plenty.
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The wall, built with thousands of plastic bottles, has been designed by Subodh Kerkar, founder of museum of Goa.(HT Photo)
The wall, built with thousands of plastic bottles, has been designed by Subodh Kerkar, founder of museum of Goa.(HT Photo)

‘Wall of Hope’ built using 15,000 discarded plastic bottles near Mussoorie

By HT Correspondent | Mussoorie
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 02:50 PM IST
The installation is a part of Hilldaari project which aims to increase awareness about plastic waste management and the importance of creating a plastic-waste free environment.
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Several areas of Dehradun are facing acute water shortage leading to tankers beings used to supply water.(Vinay Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
Several areas of Dehradun are facing acute water shortage leading to tankers beings used to supply water.(Vinay Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

Water shortage worsens as tourist influx peaks in Uttarakhand

By Neeraj Santoshi and Suparna Roy | Hindustan Times, Nainital/Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2019 03:26 PM IST
An official of the tourism department said it was for the first time that Nainital was witnessing such an unprecedented rush of tourists, primarily due to the ongoing heat wave in North Indian plains.
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A youthful Ruskin Bond with his cat.(Photo courtesy: Lone Fox dancing / Speaking Tiger)
A youthful Ruskin Bond with his cat.(Photo courtesy: Lone Fox dancing / Speaking Tiger)

Ruskin Bond aka Bestseller Bond has turned 85 and is out with a new memoir

By Paramita Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 07:44 AM IST
Bond has been selling well for 30 years - a million copies with one publisher alone!
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Vehicles move slowly near the Victory Tunnel, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, June 11, 2019. Every year, the sweltering heat of the northern plains drives tens of thousands of people to hill stations like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand(Deepak Sansta/Hindustan Times)
Vehicles move slowly near the Victory Tunnel, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, June 11, 2019. Every year, the sweltering heat of the northern plains drives tens of thousands of people to hill stations like Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand(Deepak Sansta/Hindustan Times)

Hill towns are paying a price for unsustainable growth in plains

UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 10:53 PM IST
Every year, the sweltering heat of the northern plains drives tens of thousands of people to hill stations like Shimla (Himachal Pradesh), Nainital and Mussoorie (Uttarakhand). This year, nearly 15,000 vehicles have already entered Manali (Himachal Pradesh) and Shimla, clogging all approach roads to these hill stations.
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There was a major traffic snarl on approach roads to Nainital with up to 3 to 4 km long line of vehicles that were being allowed slowly into the small hill station on Sunday, June 2, 2019.(HT Photo)
There was a major traffic snarl on approach roads to Nainital with up to 3 to 4 km long line of vehicles that were being allowed slowly into the small hill station on Sunday, June 2, 2019.(HT Photo)

With heat wave in the north India, Nainital, Mussoorie witness tourist influx

By Neeraj Santoshi and Ajay Ramola | Hindustan Times, Nainital / Mussoorie
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 03:07 PM IST
The situation is more serious in Nainital, where the administration has decided to stop tourists outside the hill station every time parking in the city is full, allowing them in only when the traffic and parking can be managed inside.
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