Gaura Pant “Shivani”| Her work in perspective of life in Kumaon

Gaura Pant “Shivani”| Her work in perspective of life in Kumaon

By Samridhi Dixit There is no reader of Hindi literature all around the world who have not read or heard about the works of Shivani. For a number of readers across the country especially in the pre-TV and internet era, Gaura Pant, popularly known by her pen name ‘Shivani’, hers is a name which has ..

An Extinct Dehra of Ruskin Bond | An Overview

An Extinct Dehra of Ruskin Bond | An Overview

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 ..

Jagar and Its Importance in Exorcism

Jagar and Its Importance in Exorcism

By Vidisha Nainwal As the word suggests, JAGAR comes from the Sanskrit root, JAGA which means to be woken up. It is defined as a process by which any god or deceased person’s spirit or soul is called or woken up from its dormant state and asked for favours or solutions to certain problems being ..

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 ..

Pseudo Capital – Dehradun | Dilemma of Developing of Uttarakhand

Pseudo Capital – Dehradun | Dilemma of Developing of Uttarakhand

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 ..

Spirituality and Aurobindo Perspective of Sumitranandan Pant

Spirituality and Aurobindo Perspective of Sumitranandan Pant

By Samridhi Dixit                                 “The spirit shall look out through matter’s gaze and the matter shall reveal the spirit face”   -Shri Aurobindo. Spirituality is considered a religious process of re-formation which aims to recover the original shape of man ..

Marxism and Gandhian perspective of Sumitranandan Pant

Marxism and Gandhian perspective of Sumitranandan Pant

By Vidisha Nainwal SumitraNandan Pant was one of the writers in the Indian artistic and intellectual traditions who were initially drawn to Gandhism and Marxism. However, over time, these writers became disenchanted after seeing through the shallow materialistic view of the world and returned to their Indian roots, in pursuit of a deeper meaning and ..

Neo-criticism, Chhayavaad and Sumitranandan Pant

Neo-criticism, Chhayavaad and Sumitranandan Pant

By Ayushi Nagalia Literature, be it the product of any nation, language or culture, is the mirror of the society and the people’s psyche. It is through Literature, the written word, that we see the world for the way it is. The neo-romanticism movement defines the importance of literature as an indirect mirror of the ..

Kausani of Sumitranandan Pant

Kausani of Sumitranandan Pant

By Nitin Chandola Sumitranandan Pant is well known for his poetry in the Chhayavaad and Rahasyawad genres. He was born and brought up in the beautiful Uttarakhand village, Kausani, in district Bageshwar. Being one of the poetic legends of the Kumaon region, Pant’s work is well known for its romanticism of the natural aspects and ..

Smart City or Smart Citizens ?

Smart City or Smart Citizens ?

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 ..