India  /  Published 03.06.22

Country’s largest optical telescope

Since the liquid mirror is a rotating thin film of mercury, Banerjee said, the telescope cannot be pointed at will anywhere in the sky but will always observe the same part of the sky, the zenith as o...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

States  /  Published 13.04.22

Sikkim champ for Nepali Roadies

Sikkim boy and fitness enthusiast Naseeb Tamang, 29, on Monday night won Season 4 of “Himalaya Roadies”, which is the Nepali version of the popular Indian television reality show MTV Roadi...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 04.04.22

Letters to the Editor: The pandemic has killed the art of small talk

A lost art Sir — Has the pandemic and the lack of social contact for long periods led to the death of that great human institution, the small talk? The gift for banal conversation — be i...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 03.04.22

Karnataka: Hate reaches Himalaya

A netizen named Aarti Panchal shared a screenshot of an email, allegedly from Himalaya, that tells a purported customer that the capsule shells of its herbal medicines contain “gelatin which is ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


India  /  Published 15.02.22

Needed: Civilian rescuers

The recent incident of a trekker stuck on a high rock face near Malampuzha and eventually rescued by army personnel should be cause for reflection in Kerala. Footage broadcast on TV showed a rescuer ...
By Shyam G. Menon

States  /  Published 10.12.21

Two new districts for Sikkim

Two new districts will be created in Sikkim while the four existing districts will be renamed. On Wednesday, the Assembly of the Himalayan state unanimously passed the Sikkim (Reorganisation of Distr...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Books  /  Published 01.10.21

Heeding a higher calling

Among the book’s long cast of “failed” heroes, Eric Shipton shines the brightest. In 1933, the year in which James Hilton was busy drafting the ridiculous contours of his Shangri-La,...
By Deeptanil Ray

States  /  Published 09.07.21

Sikkim jab exception for family tourists

The Sikkim government on Thursday made a modification in its protocol for tourists wanting to visit the Himalayan state following feedback received from tourism stakeholders, making it easier for fami...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.21

Plastic bag ban mostly in name only: Survey

A survey across 11 states and two Union territories across the Himalayan region in the country suggests that while most people were aware of the existence of plastic bag ban in their areas, most belie...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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