How Much Can The Hills Take?

While the hills provide the visiting tourists a refreshing ambiance; an uncontrolled and highly concentrated tourism industry imposes heavy burdens on the meager resources. This article was first published in Hardnews and can be accessed at http://www.hardnewsmedia.com/2016/06/uttarakhand-how-much-can-hills-take With large parts of India still under the spell of a scorching sun, the hill stations in Uttarakhand…

Water Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop to Drink

Deghat (Almora): Located at the confluence of the Vinod and Mashangadi rivers is the township of Deghat. It is the last motor-head of Almora district and marks the Kumaon-Garhwal border with Pauri and Chamoli Garhwal on one side and Almora on the other. Despite being traversed by two hill rivers throughout the year, drinking water…