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Rohtang: Not Just Another Pass

A World class environmentally and local community sustainable model has to be developed. We all in Himachal and locals from Manali region in particular have been bestowed with this immensely powerful property and we all need to add more…
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Work From Mountains

With increased internet connectivity, the world has been reduced to a click of the mouse and everyone is discovering that there is no need to be in a physical space of a designated office to deliver a work-product. While schools and…
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Trekking the Origin of the Ganges

How often are plans made immediately after seeing a movie or reading a blog? How often does something that we gaze on the screen motivate us to convert into a bus journey of over 3000 kms, overloaded with people, who hang their clothes to…
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The Painted Palace of Arki

Dr G Archer, Dr MS Randhawa, Karl Khandalavala and Dr BN Goswany have done a great service to the Pahari paintings by tracing the family of historians and different styles of many unknown painters. The earliest known painter who was famous…
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An Etheral Journey into the Mountains

Pangana, our destination for 2nd day of the trip is situated in Mandi district. The distance of 102 km from Shimla panned across 4 hours due to difficult, uphill roads. An early start provided us with ample of time on our hands to roam…
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A Monsoon Venture to Mandi

Mandi, a major district of the state of Himachal, was founded as long back as 1527 AD by Raja Ajbar Sen making it one of the oldest districts of the state. The significance of Mandi, formerly known as Mandav Nagar flows from the fact that…
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