I’VE ALWAYS BEEN CURIOUS ABOUT THE STARS Growing up, our elders narrated beautiful stories about the Pole Star and his children. Losar, the Ladakhi New Year, is also a festival associated with the stars.
My village, Maan, on the shores of Pangong Lake in Ladakh, is a special place for stargazing, free of clouds, light or air pollution.
Growing up I learned that women in our village take care of household chores, work on the farm, raise children and weave handicrafts. Men usually go to Leh and other towns to work as guides or travel agents. So as a woman, I had two options — to get married or engage in labor-intensive work.
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Embracing the warmth of the city and its people SIMRRAN GILL trace history and culture in Mysuru
Raw AND Masked
While in Jagdalpur, UTTARA GANGOPADHYAY enjoys a slice of scenic forests of Bastar, picturesque waterfalls, including the Niagara of India, and natural limestone caves
OF HISTORICAL Legacy
Delving deeper into India’s history, UTTARA GANGOPADHYAY cherishes the culturally rich small town offerings
A LABOUR OF LOVE
Yes, its sweeping, picture-postcard views will take your breath away. But look closely, and you’ll discover so much more in Ladakh. Precious, priceless textiles, traditional handmade crafts and superfoods that nourish the soul
CULTURE & COAST
With only 24 hours in the city, SIMRRAN GILL tries to cherish and walk the colonial and contemporary era line finely
With the backdrop of Tiger Hills, actor Sidharth Malhotra sits down and talks to Lachmi Deb Roy on his Kargil experience during the shoot of Amazon Prime’s 'Shershaah’ being the first Bollywood film to be shot in Kargil
On the road again
IT’S BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR SINCE I travelled anywhere outside Sweden, but, finally, last week, I did. It wasn’t a long journey, nor was it new to me. It was a day trip to Copenhagen. It is a city that I keep going back to since I first visited it in 2006.
When In Doubt, Go Find Out
I SPENT THE SUMMER OF 2017 IN NORTH-EAST INDIA, riding nearly 11,000 kilometers across Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Nagaland.
24 Hours In Indian Cities
If you only a few hours at your disposal, here is Team OT’s backpacking guide through various cities to make the best of it
Wear A Mask And Wash Your Hands!
United States 1918
Ladakh and Rajasthan
The Royal Biker Boys
‘Two sides should work for early resolution of remaining issues'
Union ministers to visit J&K in govt's outreach programme
200+ MPs Have Visited Ladakh, J&K Recently
ROOM AT THE TOP
The mountain property’s humble hospitality is an invitation to experience the local way of life
UNEASE IN JAMMU, LADAKH
Over the last year, Jammu and Ladakh have exhibited visible signs of disaffection with the fallout of the repeal of the ‘special status’ and the guarantees. A looming prospect of demographic change, loss of jobs and land rights have made people uneasy, writes Riyaz Wani
ON A GOOD WICKET
THE GROWING COLLUSION BETWEEN CHINA AND PAKISTAN POSES THE BIGGEST FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGE FOR INDIA. MOTN RESPONDENTS BACK THE GOVERNMENT’S FIRM HAND ON CHINAPAKISTAN ISSUES
ITBP personnel honoured for show of bravery during Ladakh stand-off
AS many as 20 soldiers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) are being awarded gallantry medals for bravery displayed in the stand-off with Chinese troops in Ladakh last year. In total, 23 personnel of the force are getting gallantry awards on Independence Day,
Ladakh relaxes rules for domestic tourists
Inner Line Permit Not Needed for ‘Protected’ Areas
India, China disengage from Gogra in eastern Ladakh; all temporary structures dismantled
A BUFFER ZONE HAS BEEN CREATED AND NO PATROLLING WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE AREA
Armies Ok With Disengagement At Gogra Point
Political clearance awaited from China to defuse tension there, create a buffer zone