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Off on a Himalayan trek?

Here’s a checklist of what you shouldn’t do If you are preparing to trek in the Himalayas this summer, the first thing you should know is that all the treks, by default, are eco-friendly. You…

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Fork in my luggage: Momos in the mountains

Food that warms the soul in Darjeeling and Gangtok On a recent ‘moms and sons’ trip to Darjeeling, we waited endlessly to board the cable car that would allow a lovely view of the majestic…


Centre plans to revise tea garden wages

The State and the Union government will take steps to reopen tea gardens in West Bengal. Union Minister of Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed a revised minimum wage for tea garden workers in West Bengal…


The other side of the Himalayas

A guide to lesser-known scenic hill stations and treks in the Himalayas Ninety per cent of visitors to the Indian Himalayas keep visiting the same 10 per cent of places, over and over again. Pilgrimages…