Himalaya

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

Eastern Himalaya: cradle of ethnogenesis

Language, genes and the peopling of Asia.

| Aug 05, 2014

A Himalayan mystery – solved?

The Ascent of Rum Doodle is a widely appreciated mountaineering satire — but of what, exactly?

| Dec 01, 2011

Beyond Indology

The 18th-century ‘discovery’ by Western academics of Sanskrit allowed a whole new branch of science-minded researchers to delve into the mysteries of the Subcontinent: hence, ‘Indology’. Once the three-century-old hang-ups inherent in this field are …

| Mar 01, 2010

Glaciers take the heat

The receding glaciers of the Himalaya offer a critical case study of the region’s approach to climate change, in spite of and as a result of scarce scientific data.

| Oct 01, 2009

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