My Travels Through the Himalayas – III (Simla to Dharmashala and Dalhousie)

Dharmashala is of course famous for its Tibetan Monastery and the Dalai Lama’s residence here. I wanted to go there from Simla and had two chances to visit the place – one with another woman fellow and several Associate Fellows who visited the Institute – Prof. Kailash Pattanaik from Orissa, Jaydeep from Bengal and Nirmal … Continue reading

My Travels Throught the Himalayas – I (Simla to Kharapattar, Tattapani, Naldehra)

Places Around Simla My First Experience of snow! Most Indians don’t get to see the snow on a regular basis and hence, they find the idea of snow exciting – just as the British find the idea of sun exciting! 🙂 Indians don’t like to be in the sun, because sun is so hot here. … Continue reading

My Travels Through the Himalayas – I (Monuments of Simla – 2)

Monuments of Simla – 2 While the Viceregal Lodge was the power-centre from 1889, architectural constructions – both private and official had been built here from the early 19th century onwards. I have mentioned some of these in the first post in this series. Most of these buildings are renovated now, but they still exist. … Continue reading

My Travels Through The Himalayas – I – Monuments of Simla – 1

My Travels Through The Himalayas – I Monuments of Simla-1 Viceregal Lodge (Now the Indian Institute of Advanced Study) I said in the last post that the British Empire in India was ruled from the Viceregal Lodge from 1889 onwards. Built on the summit of the Observatory Hill, it’s an imposing building, with a housing capacity … Continue reading

My Travels through the Himalayas – I – Simla-1

My Travels Through the Himalayas – I Simla the Queen of the Mountains From this post onwards, I am beginning a series on my travels through the Himalayas, which I made during 2006-2008, when I was a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla in Himachal. Apart from researching on my monograph as … Continue reading