While our well-fed politicians constantly debate religion and caste – high up in the Himalayas, where each passing day is a losing battle against mom nature, in the alpine meadows, zero-hour is usually dedicated to the debate on goats versus sheep. While sheep are better propositions economically, ask any experienced grazer and he will prefer to walk with goats. Perhaps because they are more sure footed. Perhaps shaggy goats in the flock of sheep act as an incentive for the sheep to grow an…Continue Reading “Goats or Sheep?”

_ Perhaps the biggest collective contribution to the freedom struggle from Dehra Dun came in the form of the Salt Satyagraha. Soon after Mahatma Gandhi’s call for the Salt Movement, Mahavir Tyagi, Nardev Shastri and others participated in this movement from 20th April1903 to 7th May 1930. Six groups of freedom fighters extracted salt out of the waters of the Nun River and got themselves arrested at the Town Hall, selling it to each other. The waters of the Nun River were salty, hence the…Continue Reading “Valuing Freedom, Remembering Those That Gave It To Us…”