Wild mushrooms of Landour, Mussoorie

Autumn season has arrived on the hillside of Landour, Mussoorie as the ferns have started to turn yellowish brown. But the forest floor is still under the spell of monsoon magic as diverse mushrooms are still springing up through the forest floors. Everyday I come across these mushrooms of different, shapes, sizes and colours. SomeContinue reading “Wild mushrooms of Landour, Mussoorie”

Biodiversity around me: Landour, Mussoorie

Three years ago, little did I know about the biodiversity in and around Mussoorie. I relocated to this beautiful hillside of Landour just after marriage and was deeply fascinated by the beautiful landscape and rich biodiversity. The whistling Himalayan breeze blowing through the tree leaves endows life and hope in each and every corner ofContinue reading “Biodiversity around me: Landour, Mussoorie”

Foraging in the wild: celebrating Green Diwali!!!!

It’s been around two years that I am staying in Landour, Mussoorie. Every year we celebrate Diwali with enthusiasm and zeal. But, this year we celebrated our Diwali in the wilderness, foraging in the wild to collect 14 shaak/saag (leafy greens/foliage) to commemorate a traditional Bengali ritual. Diwali or festival of lights is one ofContinue reading “Foraging in the wild: celebrating Green Diwali!!!!”

Geology around Woodstock school, Mussoorie

Woodstock school is one of the oldest residential schools in Asia and was established in the year 1854. The school is nestled in lesser Himalayas in a small quiet town of Landour near Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. The geographical location is at  30.4543° N, 78.1005° E. The campus of the school lies along the protective forest areaContinue reading “Geology around Woodstock school, Mussoorie”