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The high-altitude region of Ladakh never ceases to amaze with its varied shades of beauty. A piece of paradise tucked in the Himalayas, Ladakh is unlike any other terrain on earth. But, who could gues...
The applications of ice stupas range from irrigating dry and arid mountain deserts to mitigating dangers posed by glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFS). Most of all, Sonam is excited about reviving the rural economy of Ladakh by promoting ice stupas as a winter attraction for tourists. This is an idea that has already been lapped up by the tourism authorities of Switzerland.
The enigmatic tales of the elusive Brokpas, a 5,000-year-old tribe of Ladakh, believed to be the last of the ‘original Aryan race’, have drawn curious travellers to the remote region. Jaipur-based p...
For three years, Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE), a group that promotes 'impact’ tourism, has been bringing solar-powered light to desperate villages that dot the more remote areas of Ladakh. They h...
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By the foothills of the mountains she prowls, a dedicated bunch of Ladakhis work passionately, to ensure her kingdom remains sacred. To the romantics and the poets and the seekers, she goes by various names: Queen of the Hills, the Ghost Cat, Grey Ghost of the Mountains -- because she is perhaps the most elusive cat there is in the wild. To them, she is simply "Shan" -- Ladakhi for snow leopard.
August 6, 2010. It was around midnight when the clouds above Ladakh burst. Jolted from their sleep the men, women and children saw water gushing into their homes, taking with it all that came in its path. Three weeks later, I packed my bags with everything that I thought the people there would need and started on a journey that would change me. Today I want to share with you what a seemingly small 2 degree change in climate could do to thousands of lives.
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Filmmaker Sajan Kurian, director of the upcoming film Bibleo, has reportedly died in Ladakh at the age of 33. According to The Times Of India, Kurian, also known as Sajan Samaya, was there for the sho...
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Ladakh was always on my bucket list, for obvious reasons - the mighty Lower Himalayas, the pristine monasteries, the stark landscapes. However what touched me the most on this wondrous trip to Ladakh was its people. Simple yet shrouded in beautiful complexities, right from their faces to their lives, everything about these people is full of contrasts. I am sharing a few lives with you. Some real, and some fleshed out by my imagination.
Even as Housing.com, the startup heralded as a tornado in India's fossilized real-estate sector, gets ready to lay off around 600 employees, its incorrigible former CEO, Rahul Yadav, appears to be on...
Trekking in a vast country like India can be magical. You can walk through icy deserts and tropical rain forests, climb vast Himalayan peaks or run down expansive rolling meadows, all without ever cro...
Formed in 1988 to reform the educational system of Ladakh, SECMOL today creates opportunities for rural Ladakhi youth, and promotes sustainable living. Their aim is to help present and future generations of Ladakhis benefit from education and adopt a symbiotic relationship with their environment, stalling the impact of global warming and pollution on Ladakh's sensitively balanced ecosystem.
Take the lady - or the man (who says it is only a man's job to take the lead?) - to a locale where the senses can feel all that is beautiful and wonderful in this world. And that is when you should whisper - or shout - how you want your future together.