The Lost Traditions of Dressing Up in Garhwal
A young and curious student from Balyakhana village steps into the shoes of her grandmother (quite literally) as she discovers the nature-oriented ways of dressing up in her village two generations ago.
The Search for Mother’s Laughter
In the Gullar Dogri village of Uttarakhand, a young girl ventures into the world of spirits to revive the light of her mother’s smile which pushes her to revisit her beliefs
Who Will Sleep? A Night Festival in Uttarakhand with Fire Swinging and Walking on Blades
A young student and adventurer from Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region introduces the revelry and history of Selku – a local festival celebrated with fireplay and a ‘walk on holy blades’
Facing the Mountains of Life to Build a Career in Mountaineering
A young girl’s inspiring journey from the traditional village of Lonthru to her dream career in mountaineering
Challenging a Patriarchal Tradition to Revive a Reservoir
In the mountains of Uttarakhand, the women of Sarmoli village came together to revive the dried-out Mesar Kund – that they were once forbidden to visit
The Legend of a British Runaway in a Remote Uttarakhand Valley
A zoology student from Mukhwa village sheds light on the fascinating life of “Pahari Wilson,” who both plundered her valley and created the livelihoods that flourish to this day.
How Love Has Changed Over Four Generations
What if you were married off at seven? Or 13? What if you had to elope from a country fair? A brave, young woman, who married for love two decades ago, writes about pride and prejudice, and love, in the mountains near Munsiari
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.
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 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