By MeraPahad on April 28, 2009
The idea behind this Daily Dose of Uttarakhand (DDU) is to make you aware about those aspects of Uttarakhand which are normally overlooked by many.We try to bring those things in light which can motivate people,give them some food for thought and they can feel the “essence of Mitti” (माटी की सौंधी खुशबू) and get the picture of real Uttrakhand. You must have seen that nearly in every Uttarakhand centric site there is only one aspect of Uttarakhand and that is the its natural beauty BUT Uttarakhand is not only having natural beauty but you can also find the sheer hard work of its natives,the pain behind preserving the mother nature. In the complete portfolio of MeraPahad Dot Com sites you will feel all such issues apart from the natural beauty of Uttarakhand.
Yesterday we have told you about the Village Dairy Cooperative Movement in Uttarakhand for empowering women. Today we would tell about the Village Ways,a unique project for tourism.
By MeraPahad on April 27, 2009
As it is said that where there is a will there is a way.This has been true for some women of Uttarakhand. They have made a Village Dairy Cooperative Movement in Uttarakhand for empowering women. This movement is becoming an effective method in bringing about a turnaround in the fortunes of women who outnumber men is several districts Tribune India says. The dairy cooperative movement was started in Garhwal and Kuamaon regions with the establishment of the Milk Production Cooperative Association at Haldwani in 1949. Later, Cooperative associations were set up in Almora and Dehradun in 1954 and 1955.
By MeraPahad on April 21, 2009
Read today’s story of Himalayan Tracking.
Tall and moustachioed, with a perpetual grin, Jagdish, too, stands out in this region. As well as being the porter, he’s the cook for our small expedition, always ready to give me more chapattis, more dahl, another spoonful of rice, more yams with my lentils. He’s also a social networker par excellence. When we stop on a hillside in the afternoon, Jagdish disappears over a garden wall for a conversation with an elderly couple and comes back cradling an armful of guavas.
I have named him Mr Have-a-chat because our walk is punctuated by the chirrup of his mobile phone, which rings with pulsating Bollywood-style music. The mobile phone has transformed communication in Kumaon. Where a line-based telephone network would be impractical, mobile phones provide instant links with sons and fathers working in India’s big cities.