Role of Dehra’s Canals in Structuring Civilisation

Role of Dehra’s Canals in Structuring Civilisation

By Priyanjali Bhalla In a small valley in the Himalayas, a river sprung out from within and as it tumbled along its journey southwards it raised a civilisation. It was the Rispana river. The landscape was beautiful with the backdrop of the mussorie ranges and surroundings of Himalayan forests. It made the land bountiful . ..

Dehradun’s Canal System – A lost Heritage

Dehradun’s Canal System – A lost Heritage

By Anjali Agrahari When it says that everything has both positive and negative aspects, the domination of British rule over north India has given Dehra a gift of value and innovation. Dehradun a city of rich water resources, Britisher significantly looked at it and realized that it is something worthy. Yes! the great network of ..

Our Centuries’ Old Connection with Dehra’s Canal System

Our Centuries’ Old Connection with Dehra’s Canal System

By Iram Today, Dehradun is a long collection of buildings from north to south with houses and shopping complexes constantly being built. There are people and vehicles all over. Though it is one of India’s wettest places with an average of 2200 mm rainfall annually, water shortages, especially in summer, has now become a common ..

Editorial, November 2017 (Canals of Dehra)

Editorial, November 2017 (Canals of Dehra)

Last month was quite engaging for us as most of our columnists had their ongoing examinations. Hence, the November issue was overdue; but late is better than never. We were adamant to document the canals of Dehra since a long time and November, 2017 issue is a part of that approach. The canals of Dehradun ..

Perils of a Perishing Beauty- Column

Perils of a Perishing Beauty- Column

Located in the foothills of The Himalayas, Dehradun is a wonderful city where the nature’s beauty never ceases to amaze every eye that looks upon it. The marvelous panoramic views from Mussoorie Road , the stony river beds of Maldevta , the freshness of the air in Vasant Vihar and the best of all, the ..

Saving Rispana and Bindal – Column

Saving Rispana and Bindal – Column

For decades, Rispana and Bindal River has been a lifeline of Dehradun city. Though being seasonal rivers, till the late 1970’s, they served as a home to small fishes and children used to spend hours playing with the fresh water of these rivers. They still act as valves to disperse rainwater of the region during ..