It’s the month of June and summer vacations have just begun. The monsoon season is about to begin and very soon the rivers and canals in Uttarakhand will be overflowing, so we planned for a short offbeat road trip towards the outskirts of Dehradun near a place called Katapatthar. It took us around two andContinue reading “Katapatthar : obscure destination and nature trail”
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Viridescent hillside: Landour, Mussoorie!!!
Waterfall on mountain slope, Flowing with might and strength On the rocks, into the valley, Paving way through rugged terrain.. @chandrimadebi It’s been days that I went into the verdant mountains and valleys as the hillside of Landour, Mussoorie is experiencing heavy rainfalls alongwith severe landslides and thunderstorms, So, one fine morning I finally decidedContinue reading “Viridescent hillside: Landour, Mussoorie!!!”
Scintillating clouds: Mussoorie skies 2
Sunset painted the sky with colours, Beautiful canvas, brilliant hues.. Paint our lives, O Almighty!! With colours and blessings and love multitude… @chandrimadebi Sunlight scattered and diffracted and reflected too, Creating vibrant canvas in the high skies; And the clouds passed through.. @chandrimadebi It was one busy evening while we were returning back home and theContinue reading “Scintillating clouds: Mussoorie skies 2”
Mussoorie Skies 1!!!
Sunset in and around Mussorie is a breathtaking experience. The silhouettes of clouds lifting over valleys and mountain embed an everlasting tranquility in the mind and soul. I tried to capture the moment through my mobile lens. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colorContinue reading “Mussoorie Skies 1!!!”
A bewildered profusion…
Today morning, I hurried to the local market to pick groceries.The moment we entered market premises, I could sense the caution and fear of the deadly virus in the prying eyes. The shops once bubbling with customers now caters to only few within stipulated time. We somehow managed to fetch our groceries. Meanwhile, the cloudsContinue reading “A bewildered profusion…”
Tribute to the forests: International Day of Forests, 2021
The knowledge and conscience which we have gained today comes from nature, and primitive forests. Forests are the source of many mysteries and have played an significant role towards the evolution of mankind. If we look back into the evolutionary history of mankind, we will find that every aspect of adaptation and evolution of theContinue reading “Tribute to the forests: International Day of Forests, 2021”
Landour skies !!!
Landour, named after the Welsh town ‘Llanddowror‘ is home to mighty oaks, pines, cedars and rhododendrons. Every nook every corner of this small hillside is blessed with pristine serenity and beauty. Even the skies above Landour too don’t fail to mesmerize along with the changing seasons. The skies over Landour, always astound one with theContinue reading “Landour skies !!!”
Nature’s bulwark: Bhimal tree (Grewia optiva) securing a temple, Mussoorie!!!
It was one sunny morning, while I was travelling to Dehradun via Mussoorie – Dehradun road and I was lost in the scenic beauty of the mountains. Every turn, every bend around the mountain road has its own surprise. Suddenly, just after crossing Kolhukhet checkpost my eyes fell on a small temple on the hillContinue reading “Nature’s bulwark: Bhimal tree (Grewia optiva) securing a temple, Mussoorie!!!”
Geology and religious faith: Tapkeshwar temple in Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple is a famous temple of Lord Shiva lying alongside river Tons, in the valley of Dehradun. The mythological importance of this place draws back to the ancient period of Mahabharata, when Guru Dronacharya who was the royal teacher of Pandavas and Kauravas was believed to reside in the caves. Hence, the cavesContinue reading “Geology and religious faith: Tapkeshwar temple in Dehradun, Uttarakhand”
Oroxylum indicum: A medicinal forest tree species for the symptom management of Covid 19
Humanity is coping with the aftermath of Corona virus pandemic. The outbreak of virus resulted in devastation and is still causing millions of fatalities everyday. The first outbreak of this pandemic with severe pneumonia was reported in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, on December, 2019. World Health Organization (WHO) designated Severe acute respiratoryContinue reading “Oroxylum indicum: A medicinal forest tree species for the symptom management of Covid 19”