From Himal (July 1998) At the age of 16, Diwan Singh Bohra was forced to leave his village of Karan Karayal in Pithoragarh District of Uttar Pradesh. His father, Badri Singh, had only 10 bigah of degraded hilly land, which did not produce enough to support a family of six children. So, Diwan Singh went
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From Himal (January 1989) We would like our readers to know that Himal is not just an environmental magazine. To clarify, Himal is a magazine on social, economic, cultural and environmental matters which affeel and afflict the people of the Himalaya. Treating this magazine only as an environmental advocacy bulletin restricts its reach and does
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From Himal (November, 1988) Like mountain people elsewhere in the world, Himalayans have limited access to information. Radio stations and newspapers from from La Paz to Calcutta beam titillating news-of-the-moment up to the hills, but there is clearly a need to supplement the voices from the plains. This is where H/MAL steps in -for the
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From Himal (July 1988) Careening on a auto-rickshaw around New and Old Delhi while researching our cover feature on migration, we discovered that you don’t need English, Hindi or Punjabi to ask directions in the Indian capital. Nepali will do. With thousands of men and boys from the Nepali hills now manning the dust-ridden street
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From HIMAL (May 1987) RABINDRA Thapa, 24, a community health worker associated with Save the Children (USA) is making his rounds through the communities of north Gork-ha. At the village of Archalay in Laku-ry Bot Panchayat, a five-year-old boy is clearly in the last stages of terminal pneumonia. He was breathing fast, his nostrils flared,
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From The Rising Nepal (September 22, 1972) – Courtesy MPP Archive Half a century ago Rana Prime Minister Chandra Sumshere built for himself a summer resort at Godavari, a place tucked away in the extreme south-east corner of the Kathmandu Valley. He, like everybody else who has been there, was enchanted by Godavari which offers
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