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Basic Mountaineering Course

The camps were soon over, and the Mumbai gang was gone, leaving me behind in this new place of my choosing. I planned to do my basic mountaineering course. The girls batch is in June, so it kind of connected in terms of timing as well. I left most of my luggage with the local …

TATA port threatens sea turtles, charge conservationists

Construction must stop to save endangered sea turtles April 05, 2008 Gahirmatha’s seas are one of the world’s largest breeding areas for the Olive Ridley Turtle. The Dhamra port could signal the end of this habitat forever. Delhi, India — A coalition of Indian conservationists, comprising Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), the Wildlife Society …

Dalits, Humanism and Human Sacrifice

A Day Charged with Humanism The Leadership Training Camp for Dalits that was being organised in Suryapet town (14 and 15 July ’07, Andhra Pradesh, India) through the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s support was going on full-speed. Mr. Veeraswami the leader of Spoorthi, the local implementing organization, and Mr. V.B. Rawat, Director of the Social …

Memories of the mountains

Doing it finally. The book that everyone pestered me for and gave up. Only, its a series of blog posts. For how long they will go on…. who knows? The memories are endless… but will the words last? For as long as I remember, I have been rather footloose. Traveling to new places experiencing new …

Feminism and society

Call me old fashioned or ignorant, but I am well aware that I am not entirely cues in to this feminism thing. I am female. I am a housewife, a mountaineer, a professional in multiple areas at my whim. They are all aspects of me. Why should it be that my being a housewife is …