India  /  Published 31.05.19

Pupils' tribute to a mountaineer

A lash from her tongue can get even the dead back on their feet.Bachendri Pal grinned, her mouth hidden partially behind a handkerchief, as a protégé described the first Indian woman to climb Mt Eve...
By Bitan Sikdar in Jamshdepur

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.05.19

Steel city’s best Pal to bid goodbye, head to Dehradun

Bachendri Pal may bid goodbye to Jamshedpur and her employer Tata Steel after retirement, but will continue to strive for women empowerment. The legendary mountaineer, whose five-year extension at the...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.18

Wildlife conservation must be a high priority

By The Telegraph in

People  /  Published 25.05.19

Story of a young mountaineer

BREAKING: Heartbreak. This Wednesday, Piyali Basak was 500 metres away from the summit of Mt Everest when she had to abort her attempt and return to base camp. She had run out of oxygen. She had run o...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

India  /  Published 22.05.19

Kashmir's first woman Everester

Nahida Manzoor, 23, on Wednesday became the first woman Everester from Kashmir, a feat that brought cheer back home.Transcend Adventures, a Hyderabad-based organisation that conducts expeditions, anno...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

West Bengal  /  Published 26.05.19

Why third is more difficult than first

A mountaineer from Bengal died hours after scaling Kanchenjungha (8,586m) a few days ago, while another breathed his last on his way to the peak.Two other members of the team suffered altitude sicknes...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 25.06.19

10-year-old girl who climbed El Capitan deserves kudos

Sir — It was wonderful to learn that a 10-year-old girl, Selah Schneiter, has become the youngest person to successfully scale the world’s most famous rock wall, the El Capitan in the Yosemite Nat...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 02.07.19

Everest deaths are due to human error

Twenty one mountaineers have lost their lives this spring. The toll is much higher than that of previous years. Significantly, out of these 21 climbers, 12 were on an Everest expedition, four were cli...
By Basanta Singha Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.19

Snare traps could undo tiger conservation gains

Skewed balanceSir — Cricket has traditionally been a game that pits a batsman and a bowler against each other in conditions equally suited to both. However, with the advent of television and the gro...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 21.08.19

Skeletons throw up Himalayan ancestry puzzle

Scientists have for the first time deduced through genetic evidence that mysterious human skeletons discovered decades ago around the shores of Roopkund lake in Uttarakhand represent distinct populati...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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