The Himalayan Superfoods of Yore
An 70+ year old Himachali couple from Tirthan Valley recount their organic, seasonal, farm-to-table way of life – and how food has changed in their lifetime
A 600 Year Old Celebration on the Shores of Pangong Lake
At 14,000 feet, as the frozen Pangong Lake melts, a village shakes off its winter slumber with the Maan Deram Chenmo festival - but things are changing.
Colors of the Earth
A woman from Uttarakhand’s Bhotiya community introduces the wonders of extracting natural colors from walnut leaves, rhododendron flowers, turmeric roots and more.
Where the Tiger is God
A teacher from Maharashtra’s Purushwadi village shares the generations-old practice of worshipping wild tigers, that continues to this day
Phugtal Monastery: The 2500 Year Old Cave of Liberation
In Ladakh’s Zanskar Valley, a 3-hour trek and a hanging wooden bridge leads to Phugtal Monastery, built around an ancient cave.
A Culture in a Grain
The daughter of a farming family looks back with nostalgia and pride, at the disappearance and return of barley, the king of grains in Munsiari, Uttarakhand.
The Giu Mummy: Unsolved Mystery of a 14th Century Monk
550 years ago, an enlightened monk promised to always protect the mountain village of Giu in Spiti. His blood, hair and nails are evidence that he still does!
Why This Hill Festival Features Clothes of Grass and a Stream of Abuses
During Faguli festival, the people of Tirthan Valley wear grass skirts and provoke bad spirits through dance, song and a stream of expletives!
The Disappearing Craft of “Likhai”(Wood Carving)
A guide from Shankhdhura village visually documents the intricate craft of Likhai (wood carving), from walnut wood to wood-carved window and doorframes, once found in villages across Kumaon
Letters from the Bronze Age
A postman from Ladakh's Zanskar region shares his fascination with its ancient treasure – petroglyphs dating back thousands of years.