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The Evolution of Ecotourism in India

Ecotourism can be used to walk a fine line between sustainable habitats and income generation. But it needs a robust will on the part of the stakeholders an a whole host of management systems. In this long form essay, Mandip … Continue reading The Evolution of Ecotourism in India

Indian Government Relaxes Protected Area Permit Regime for India’s North-Eastern States

Travellers from other countries can now freely enter the protected areas of India’s pristine north-east – Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur without the need for special permits. In effect from 1st April, the Indian Government has decided to relax a six-decade … Continue reading Indian Government Relaxes Protected Area Permit Regime for India’s North-Eastern States

Olive Ridleys Hatching Season!

Spring in India, apart from being a season of blooming flowers and general merriment, is also a time when the olive ridleys hatch, and make their way to the ocean.

Pack for a Purpose: Crayola and the Community

Pack for a Purpose has not only reformed the physical infrastructure for education, in the case of Ramathra, but the entire mood with which children approach schooling.

Rafting in the Zanskar: Rapids On Roof Of The World

Journalist Krishna Prasad wrote a hilarious personal account of his experience rafting in the Zanskar river, Ladakh back in 1997. The expedition was outfitted by Ibex Expeditions. Here’s a read.

Vintage Monday: Adventure in the Himalaya

Mandip Singh Soin writes about an epic journey he undertook with his college friends in May 1975—a 500km trek across four major passes in Ladakh, through snow, rock, sand and water, varying in altitudes from 12000 to 17000ft.