Kumaon in monsoon The Spunky Traveler

Kumaon in Monsoon

Monsoon is natures way to saturate its colours. The tree trunks are darker, leaves are shinier, and earth softer for smaller forms of life to tread on. I have recently come back from a week long sojourn after experiencing Kumaon in monsoon, and with this thought in mind. “Some journeys are better expressed through poetry” I […]

Tunes of the tribes

Tunes of the Tribes

While many of us can easily classify sounds of western musical instruments that are available in stores, can we also identify the sounds of our tribal musical instruments? Such instruments are not found in any store. There are hundreds of such instruments used by communities all across India, and they are made by the artist […]

Himalayan forest fires in India, Forest fires Uttarakhand, Forest fire management in India

Himalayan Forest fires – What India has to learn from US

Himalayan forest fires that ravage the states of Uttarakhand, Himachal and Jammu & Kashmir annually were at its peak in early May this year. Due to surprise rain showers, the fires got doused but they have now returned. While NGT (National Green Tribunal) and some political parties are involved in mud-slinging and crying foul play […]