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11th Century Wonder
The Buddhist temples of Nako have been identified as one of the 100 most endangered heritage sites by the World Monuments Fund, reports Kulwinder Sandhu Villagers of Nako gather for a spiritual evening
ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Villagers of Nako gather for a spiritual evening.

Cure for epilepsy
Born and brought up at remote Tanseta village in Arki tehsil of Solan district, Dr Surender Kumar Pal has brought laurels to Himachal Pradesh for his contribution in the field of epilepsy. He will be bestowed with the Young Investigator Travel Award — 2006 by the American Epilepsy Society.





Rubber dam over Beas
Inflatable small-height rubber dam, designed to withstand the water pressure, is the only way to strike a balance between ecology and development, says D.N. Handa

Hillside view
‘The Grinning Host’ and other tales

Hospitality is second nature to most Himachalis. A guest is not a pest here— he is a housewife’s delight—especially if she is not a workingwoman. Every body adjusts without any fuss. Meals, beds, quilts and bathrooms are shared briskly, peacefully.

Shimla Diary
Help round the clock
To rescue and rehabilitate children in need of care and protection, a 24-hour Childline phone service has been started with the Population Research Centre (PRC) of the Himachal Pradesh University, being the nodal centre for the project.

A Green Affair
For Manmohan Singh, the zeal to preserve the pristine glory of the Craignano-Naldera Heritage Axis, is a lifetime of love’s labour, says
Rama Sharma

Meeting Manmohan Singh in his sylvan abode at the foot of Carignano hill, Mitwah cottage, unravels a true love story of an instant, deep and long- lasting love affair.
Manmohan Singh with followers
LOVE THY NATURE: Manmohan Singh with followers

Snow keeps date with skaters
Early spell of snow on the higher reaches and widespread rain in lower hills have brought cheer to ice-skating enthusiasts who are hoping for a prolonged skating season this winter.

Bringing up special children
With no help at home, Geeta had no option but to tie her 10-year-old daughter suffering from mental retardation along with the cattle in the courtyard to save her from falling and suffering injury. Today the only sound that the girl can make is that of a cow.

Cricket on the higher grounds
The narrow streets of McLeodganj would be the last place where actor and cricket commentator Mandira Bedi can expect her ‘gully’ cricket becoming an obsession with the local Tibetan youth.

Doomed for life
Development is an important aspect of human growth but at what cost? Can growth not be achieved after providing adequate compensation to those made to suffer because of the developmental projects?

Sacred Heart gets new building
19th 0ctober 2006 was a red-letter day for Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie, as well as for the famous Dalhousie hill town. Besides being the Annual Day, the new building for the plus two level was inaugurated by the Governor of Himachal Pradesh Mr V. S. Kokje in the benign presence of former primary education minister and the local MLA Mrs Asha Kumari and other dignitaries of the town.
Governor of Himachal Pradesh Mr V. S. Kokje inaugurating the new building of Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie.
New beginning: Governor of Himachal Pradesh Mr V. S. Kokje inaugurating the new building of Sacred Heart School, Dalhousie.



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