Uttarakhand’s Battling Interests: Time to Change Priorities?

Tourism and hydroelectricity generation are the major contributors to Uttarakhand’s economy. However, underutilisation of existing hydroelectricity projects, indifference towards environmental impact, proposal of new projects in environmentally sensitive zones and acute concentration of tourism in selected pockets is a cause of much worry. This article was published in Terra Green-an internationally circulated environmental monthly published…

Is There No Hunger For Knowledge?

The post-1995 generation in the state has by and large no conscious knowledge of the history of the region and the richness of the environment. This is not because we chose not to know about our past, but because in our formative years we were never told about the rich cultural legacies of the land.…

When Man and Mountain Meet

With its mesmerizing beauty, Naukuchiatal is an emerging tourist destination in Kumaon Himalayas I do not know what charisma do hills possess that makes man feel closer to nature when he is in their midst. It is 1:30 in the afternoon, the clouds are dark towards the north but the sun infuses the occasional pleasant…