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A Sikkim saga

Here you’ll discover that life can be slow, simple and stress-free Sikkim is the ultimate summer getaway for those who want to chill in the quiet company of great weather, the mighty Kanchenjunga mountains, hot…

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Aftermath of the Great Collision

Converging crusts of Eurasia and India rose, because of their densities, forming big mountains Have you ever wondered how and why the Himalayan range is found to exist where it is? It is an interesting…


Facing Himalayan problems

Snow-clad mighty mountains and rough terrains dominate our perspective of the Himalayas. What about its glaciers and the fact that they provide headwaters for major river systems in Asia? As the Arctic and the Antarctic…


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…


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…