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I finally went on my first-ever solo trip. How did this girl who has been timid most of her life, do this? Well if I have to sum it up in one word - regret - I didn't want to die with a regret. A regret doing nothing to make my dream come true.

So what was my dream? How did I do this trip? Read on to know more...


Since the time I was 15 years old (which is 21 years ago) I've wanted to meet #RuskinBond. We had a story #TheCherryTree from one of his books. This was the first Ruskin Bond story I read and since that day in 2001, I thought I'll meet him someday.

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We have been looking at electoral data fm POV of citizen engagement, voter awareness, migration, demographic changes & women empowerment. We hope that this thread helps you to get a data driven picture of key trends & patterns in #Uttarakhand

2. The average voting turnout in #Uttarakhand in 2017 Vidhan Sabha election was 65.6%. Elections were held on Feb 15, 2017 in 70 seats of which 36 are in 4 plain districts of #Haridwar, #Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar and #Nainital. The remaining 34 seats are in 9 hill districts.
3. The highest polling percentage in the 2017 election was in the districts of Udham Singh Nagar (76.01%), #Haridwar (75.68%) and #Uttarkashi (69.38%).

The lowest polling percentage was in the hill districts of #Almora (53.07%), #Pauri (54.86%) and #Tehri (55.68%).
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In 2003, A stream/river (seasonal) was flowing in #Dehradun near Sahastradhara Road..

Satellite Image snapshot from Google Earth
Someone thought that it was wise to construct an IT Park right on top of the river..

Satellite image shows it now (Google Earth Snapshot)

In Google Maps, It's still marked as a waterbody "Nala Pani ki Rao"

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Officials Discover 5 Million-Year-Old #ElephantFossils in Forests Near #Dehradun…

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A camera-trap study in the reserve forests near Dehradun, which was conducted to develop a new tiger reserve, led to the discovery of one of the world's oldest fossil remains of elephants, dating back to 5 million years. Image
"During #lockdown, such a rare discovery was a pleasant surprise, we are taking the help of 'van gujjars' (a forest tribe), to discover even more," says Sanjay Kumar, the Commissioner of Saharanpur Division of Uttar Pradesh bordering Dehradun, capital of Uttarakhand.
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#Threads Collating National Protests Against #CAA_NRC_NPR
Scheduled On 30 January 2020, Thursday
24x7 | Shaheen Bagh | women led protest
24x7 | near Khureji Petrol Pump, Khureji | women led dharna
24x7 | Seelampur-Jafrabad, in front of Al Taj Dawakhana
24x7 | Inderlok Metro Station
24x7 | Turkman Gate, Chandni Chowk
24x7 | Jamia Millia Islamia Gate 7
24x7 | Brijpuri Pullya, Mustafabad
24x7 | Kardampuri Chowk, opp. Yamuna Vihar
24x7 | Chand Bagh, near Gokulpuri Metro Station
24x7 | Sri Ram Colony, Ramleela Ground, near Hanuman Mandir, Khajuri
24x7 | Gandhi Park, Hauz Rani, Malviya Nagar
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This living #heritage is a dynamic witness to a large range of #historical events &personalities. It was an amazing learning in tracing #historyofdesign: how the #design #art #architectural thought processes are stimulated by their #socio #cultural #political #economic contexts ImageImageImageImage
It’s the Darbar Shri Guru Ram Rai Ji Maharaj situated in the heart of Dehradun city. Read how it connects to the history of the city of #Dehradun…☺-but-it-aint-that-simple☺/#more-2874
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#Dehradun is the capital of #Uttarakhand, a state formed in 2000 in the Himalayan region of #India. Historically, it was known as ‘dun’ till the #British referred to it as ‘Doon’. From references to God Shiva, Ram, the #Sikh Guru Har Ram Rai, #Chinese traveller Huien Tsang...
#Afghan ruler DostMohammad sent here in exile by British& freedom fighter #RashBihariBose came here #Dehradun has seen lots of #history of #Indian subcontinent.Did u know delicate Dehradun #rice was introduced by Dost Mohammad?u still get delicious Afghani #cuisine @virsanghvi ImageImageImage
These #photos try to capture beauty of #architecture of the old city.Majestic once but presently dilapidated, they have a lot of stories within them.Exploring these late 19th-early 20th century #havelis or mansions with #designstudents imagining lives of people who lived in them. ImageImageImageImage
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Nov 11 marks a century since Armistice Day 1918. While continuing to debate motives of 1mn+ Indian soldiers who fought, we need to acknowledge the war's impact on the 'martial' communities & its larger impact on the freedom struggle. Today, such plaques are the only memorials. Image
100 yrs after one of Mankind's most unnecessary conflicts ended, it is perhaps time that we in India stopped sitting in judgement of the men who made up the WW 1 British Indian Army. & salute their contribution, however inadvertent, to the bigger cause of our freedom. Image
Objects frm WW 1 pop up w/o context in India, such as this field artillery gun. Placed at random in Govt Museum, #Bangalore. Was this piece of German equipment used by the Turks in Haifa and brought back by the Mysore Lancers? W/o proper descriptions, we can only guess. Image
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