Garhwal, Himachal could experience a 8 magnitude quake in future: study
New paper says this is because very less seismic energy has been released since the 1975 Kinnaur earthquake
Residents force Uttarakhand hydro developer to abandon hearing
Villagers were protesting the lack of notice and the lack of information in the local language
उत्तरकाशी में अब “कचरे का पहाड़”
हिमालय की ऊंची चोटियों के बीच बसा करीब साढ़े तीन लाख की आबादी वाला ये जिला आज अपने कचरे के पहाड़ को ढोने के ...
Building up a dangerous trend
Last October's earthquake destroyed 20 per cent of Uttarkashi's houses. When the rubble had settled, it was found that the older, traditional …
What caused the landslides in Uttaranchal?
Debris flow is a natural occurence. Environment-friendly town-planning can reduce its impact on human settlements
Super food Amaranth: healthy for whom?
People in cities shell out large sums of money for health foods such as Amaranth, little realising that those who grow these super foods don't …
Five stories you may like to read on Himalaya
The states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are not new to floods and landslides. There has been continuing concern over protecting the …
Trunks from houses
Insensitive to sensitive zone
Centre declared a stretch from Gaumukh to Uttarkashi eco-sensitive. Why is Uttarakhand dragging its feet over implementing it?
Flash floods are man-made
Environmental geologist K S Valdiya lives in Uttarakhand and keeps a tab on the changing geological processes in the Himalayan region. He was …
Floods and the Politics
Shalini Dhyani travels to Chinyalisaur to find out how heavy rains coupled with rise in water of Tehri dam has devastated the area.
The last 125 km
Reservoirs losing capacity
Floods hit power projects in Himalayan states; plans for more raise safety concerns
Uttarakhand chief minister bans construction along riverbanks
Construction to be 200 m from river; hoteliers welcome move, but demand compensation
Shut and opened
Uttarakhand residents get little succour
They have lost homes, belongings; claim no government aid available as yet
Living made difficult
Sikkim earthquake was unusual for Himalaya
It occurred due to sliding, not thrust motion
Monsoon arrives early; kills over 30 people in Uttarakhand
Extreme rains over weekend contribute to 68 per cent surplus rainfall in the country
How to contain Himalayan tsunamis
The Himalaya has one of the most fragile topographies among mountain ranges of the world on account of being the youngest. Even though its phase …