Himalaya

Why does Everest matter?

Science, labour and the rise of altitude to measure mountains.

| Aug 05, 2022

Count your climate losses

How recent reports on climate change weigh the economic versus the human cost of the ecological crisis.

| Jul 30, 2021

The caravan of Sanuman

Translated excerpt from Dor Bahadur Bista’s Nepali-language novel ‘Sotala’.

In the presence of the gods

Shaligram pilgrimage in the Nepal Himalaya.

| Jul 06, 2021

Chipko to climate change

In Uttarakhand, environmentalists call for disaster governance that supports local communities.

Change and dispossession

Lack of data prevents a planned response to climate change in the Karnali river basin.

| Aug 12, 2016

A Himalayan warning

The government has not heeded the lessons from the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.

| Aug 31, 2015

Subterranean shifts

The science behind earthquakes in the Himalaya.

| Jul 21, 2015

Sikkim’s ecological fragments

The significant environmental and livelihood benefits of forest fragments are recognised by people but not in policy.

| Dec 08, 2014

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