Uttarakhand is safe now

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Uttarakhand is safe now. Tourists can visit many places and break the myth of “Unsafe Uttarakhand”. Yes, the disaster has damaged Uttarakhand. Its time to rebuild Uttarakhand. It is true that Uttarakhand lost links like roads and bridges, scarcity of food etc in remote villages, thousands became widows and orphan […]

Maithi Movement: An Introduction

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Let every Marriage be a sweet occasion Plant a tree for beautiful memory परिणय बंधन की मधुर बेला पर एक पौध रोपकर केवल शादी को यादगार ही नही बनाया जा सकता अपितु धरती के प्राकृतिक संसाधनों के सरंक्षण एंव संबर्द्धन की दिशा में यह महान योगदान भी है। मैती का […]

Snake God temple in Garhwal Himalayas

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The Himalayan region is called the abode of gods and one generally sees many temples of various gods and goddess all over the region. While the temples of lord Shiva can be seen in various shape and sizes all over the region, the temple of snake god- Nag Devta was […]

Himalayan Berry Bedu

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The Himalayan Berry- Bedu …..now remains 0nly in the famous song of Uttarakhand…….Bedu pako Bara Masa……. The Fruit is hardly eaten by the Villagers, unlike the Kafal, which also sold in the local market in the season

Village festival in CHAI

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A three days village festival on 19, 20 and 21 June 2010, was celebrated in village Chai, P.O. Kunjoli, Patti-Kaudiya, via. Lansdowne, District Pauri Garhwal. The occassion was the inaurgration of renovated Durga temple. On the first day a health camp was organized by the village committee for the area […]

Climate Change: Uttarakhand And Himachal Catastrophe

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We cannot ignore the climate crisis anymore! We the organisations of Himachal Pradesh the partner of India Climate Justice collective notes with deep anguish the devastating loss of life, livelihoods, and homes in Uttarakhand and Himachal. The death toll is likely in the thousands, way beyond current official figures. We […]

Emergency contraceptive

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These days it is heard that unmarried female adolescents and youths are resorting to emergency contraceptive pills after having ‘fun’ with their friends and or colleagues. Though the scientific emergency contraception (EC) was develop in 1974 by Dr. Albert Yuzpe, it was only declared safe and effective in 1997 and […]