Himalaya

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

The legends of Kosi

Key lessons for dealing with the vagaries of the Kosi’s annual cycle are to be found in the myths and folklore of the North Indian plain.

| Mar 27, 2009

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