Plastics Threaten the Himalayan Environment

July 28, 2020

In India, many people blame the communities living in and around the forests for exploiting natural resources. They are held responsible for forest degradation and deforestation. Communities who live in the Himalayas are no exception. Today, the once-pristine Himalayan mountains are littered with...

Finding a Solution to the Himalayan Water Crisis

October 11, 2017

Engineers have proposed a solution to melting Himalayan glaciers that are suffering the severe consequences of global warming.    Pollution and overuse have left the Himalayan waters depleted and in unsanitary condition. For those who are reliant on the glaciers, access to clean water is...

The Uttarakhand Disaster: A Wake-up Call

August 27, 2013

The Uttarakhand floods were a direct result of misguided government policy. The Uttarakhand disaster in India, which struck during the 2013 monsoon season, was a consequence of the disastrous ecological systems upholding the fragile Himalayan ranges. The greed for profit through its rich natural...

Himalayan Stalemate: Revisiting the Sino-Indian Conflict of 1962 (Part 2)

November 27, 2012

Part 2: Interpreting Indian Behaviour. For part one click here. The primary strategic objective of the Nehru regime, even as the dispute deteriorated after 1959, was to avoid a frontal collision with China. The more interesting and perhaps central question, therefore, is why did India find...

Himalayan Stalemate: Revisiting the Sino-Indian Conflict of 1962 (Part 1)

November 27, 2012

China's way into the Sino-Indian War. In a recent Global Times article, a researcher from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences writes, “Mao wanted to wake him (Nehru) up from the superpowers’ influence by giving him a heavy punch, so that he would come to his senses and end the...