By Shivani Sharma Ruskin Bond in his description of “Dehradun”, which was called ‘Dehra’ during the 40s and 50s cannot be found in any historic text written by the historians of that era. Though drastically changed in these 70 years his stories play a major role in highlighting those things which were once a pride ..
By Nitin Chandola Canals of Dehradun are an integral part of each Doonite’s life, these are the basic source of our daily water convention. Dehradun’s canals are not only an architectural marvel but also an engineered megastructure of the pre-independence era. Most residents of Dehradun are unaware of these canals, as most of the canals ..
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 . ..
By Nitin Chandola Uttarakhand Andolan was not only the demand of the separate state of Uttarakhand but was also a big war against the ignorance of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments. Though, the demand at first was to separate the Himalayan range dominated provinces, later with change in objectives of the natives of the region, ..
By Anjali Agrahari The erstwhile struggle for Uttrakhand is now shifted to striving for a battle of its own capital. Nestled between the foothills of Himalaya and Shivalik hills, the so-called pseudo capital ‘Dehradun’ is still in a controversial frame within the eyes of people living in the centre of Garhwal and Kumaon region. After ..
By Nidhi Rauthan Have you ever wondered what a smart city is? In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi got to power along with his BJP government, with a vision to make India a fully developed country. He initiated the Smart City Mission under which 100 cities were to be chosen from all over the country ..
By Kushagra Mittal The twenty-first century, oldest civilization, world’s largest democracy, and second-most populated nation. What comes to your mind when you read such eye-catching adjectives for your country? Is it ‘developed’, ‘literate’, ‘superpower’? The reality is indeed very far from it. In spite of being the world’s largest democracy and second most populated nation, ..
By Ayushi Nagalia India being a huge country with an enormous population has had its fair amount of representation in Hollywood or any other filmmaking industry. A vast number of celebrities visit India every year. Many foreign bloggers and travelers visit and document India in different written and multimedia forms. Numerous photographers visit India for ..
By Nitin Chandola Dehradun’s decline in Swachh Bharat Sarvekshan 2017 was a shocking moment for the city residents. The failure of “to be Smart city” in the factor of cleanliness made us clear about the current condition of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in Dehradun. The Swachh Bharat index 2017 was completely based on the rate of ..
By Nidhi Rauthan Uttrakhand is one of the most beautiful and divine state of India, it has developed a lot in past few years and recovered from the great calamity of 2013. In the race of attaining success, good livelihood and development, people have not forgotten their main roots and religious believes. Garhwal, Kumaun and ..