Editorial, June 2016

One of the major loss which our childhood suffered was loss of its existence, the canals like east canal, west canal went underground as soon as Dehradun saw the phase of new capital. For upcoming generation these terms are only known as E.C Road and W.C Road. Like these terms many other terms also got lost. The eucalyptus and Sal trees were among them.

The tree at Araghar chowk was cut down in early capital era in excuse of road broadening. More such things happened during the extension of NH 72, about thousands of trees were cut down without any trace of re plantation as a concession.  Its five year down the lane since the cutting is done, but there is still no trace of the project completion.

The childhood of ninety’s person in Dehradun was a proud moment because they are the last generation to see the East canals, west canals with garnished beauty of trees over it. In this issue we point out “axe for the tree” as the theme. This is first issue of ours after the release of introductory issue a couple of months back.

To see the East canals, west canals with garnished beauty of trees over it. In this issue we point out “axe for the tree” as the theme. This is first issue of our after the release of introductory issue a couple of months back release of introductory issue a couple of months back. It was a great experience while interviewing Meena Garg, her talent and entrepreneurial skills are boon to the Doon based illustration aspirants. Her most of the paintings are dedicated to the environmental and social issues. Her personal interaction to this issue is a guidance to our initiative. Many of us been to jhanda durbar multiple times, but tracing the architectural reserve gives the real sense of achievement to this journal as we focused on both history and its connection with the architectural development of tomb. Our literature selection and poetry collections too there is focus on the relationship between the man and nature. The selective part of Ruskin bond’s “ a room on the roof” gives the speculative images of Doon that modern can just imagine. Another reason behind choosing his literature was his iconic style that speaks to every young and adolescence. Bond wrote this part in his seventeen, it means that “his dehra” is well described in this novel. Apart from this the special guest editorial is surprise in this compilation. Photographs and illustration by our team in cover designing and other columns have attracted the readers so the special page has been included for the readers who want to publish their work. I would like to thank my team, friends, advisory and last but not least the readers. Hope you keep supporting us.

Happy reading !!

Nitin Chandola

Editor in chief

 

 

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