Landour was once called the 'Little America of the Hills'. This small hill station in Uttarakhand, dotted with winding paths, pine trees and colourful birds, became a summer retreat for the British in the 1820s. The place at the altitude of 7,500 feet above the sea is uniquely cosmopolitan and, located in north India, has been home to various communities from around the world, as a result of which their food was an intermingling of European and American cuisines that gave it a distinct anglo-Indian aroma.
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This episode of The Intersection brings the story of Sejal Worah, World Wildlife Foundation India's programme director, a woman who single-handedly revived the ecosystem of Mussoorie's Flag Hill. There's a lot of determination and some of childhood nostalgia (she grew up in the vicinity of Flag Hill) in her story of how she saved an entire hill. But the key takeaway is how nature can often heal itself.
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DEHRADUN — Ruby Chaudhry, the woman who stayed at the prestigious IAS training academy in Mussoorie for over six months masquerading as a probationer and accused a senior officer of taking bribe to fa...
But in countries like ours, when the state fails, where mothers mother their children long after they've had their own children, how can we explain those very children abandoning their aged parents when life gets too distracting?