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2007-06-04
Name: Editor Does the sight of snow-capped mountains fill you with awe? Do you enjoy visiting hill-stations? Do you have any experiences to share regarding a trip to the mountains?
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2007-06-06
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Name: equinox
Subject:  Melting snow
Yesterday was World Environment Day (5th June). Let us all give a thought to the massive ecological destruction that we are all participating in. If we want our planet with all its treasures such as the Himalayas, Amazon forest, Arctic ice cap, to remain intact, let us pledge to change our actions here and now.

We cannot change others, but we can change. And if everyone thinks like this, we can still save ourselves.
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2007-06-07
#2
Name: Green Lantern
Subject:  Eco - nomics
Well a nice statement there. Reminds me of those eco novels you read. Take Tom Clancy´ s Rainbow Six an interesting solution to preserving nature which include mass genocide. But I think technology is progressing. Countries and cities are waking up. Take a look at Delhi it´ s really cleaned itself up with its new regulations. Some countries are pushing for eco friendly public transportation... so keep the faith dudes.
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2007-06-07
#3
Name: heypresto
Subject:  it will happen
You are so right, Equinox. I feel very sad when I think that global warming will one day result in the world becoming one big ocean. But I don´ t think we can save the world. Que sera sera. Science and technology has come too far to stop now. The only way, if any, to save the ecosystem is to regress instead of progresss. Go back to cooking stoves, go back to walking, go back to huts, go back to electricity-less living. DO you think we can do that? Not likely. The end will come. But the planet will rise again. And thus the cycle shall continue.
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2007-06-05
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Name: proper_pahari
Subject:  Love the mountains
I grew up and live in Mumbai. But my heart lies in the Himalayas, where i travel at least twice a year or so, and where god willing, i shall settle down for good.

There is something about those ethereal snow peaks that stirs the heart and causes men to lose their inhibitions and dream great dreams. In fact, i read something interesting the other day: all cultures across the world consider mountains as sacred and a journey to them is held to be a special prilgrimage!
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2007-06-07
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Name: Anoop Sharma
Subject:  Gangtok
Hi you people should take a look at Gangtok. Amazing place, excellent hotels and a stunning view of the Himalayas. The drive there is amazing as well.
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2007-06-06
#6
Name: Shanthala
Subject:  True
You´ re right Pahari babu, there is something about mountains. When you think about the fact that all great religions had a strong connection with mountains. Wasn´ t Zarathustra on a mountain where he got his knowledge? Didn´ t Shankaracharya receive his Sarva vidya on a mountain? So did all the great rishis.. In that sense, the Himalayas are the place where all the greatest Hindu books were written...If the Caucasoids is where the first outward migration happened, the Himalayas is the place where the real " inward migration" took place.
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2007-06-05
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Name: globetrotter
Subject:  great
Hi everyone, was just passing by the site when i came across this article. its fantatsic man! i' m from eritrea islands. plan to go globe-trotting. will definitely come to india and visit lahaul and spiti. wonder if the monks will be offended by my purple hair though!
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2007-06-06
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Name: Ananya
Subject:  Purple Prose
The question is whether you will be offended by the monks there, some of who would be sitting naked and crosslegged, contemplating the divine, while you take their photographs...
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2007-06-05
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Name: confused
Subject:  no snow
i love snow. i live in mumbai, winters are so boring here. its never cold. i wish i could live in the mountains prmanently. but no facilities ther.e but if they bring facilities, the beauty will be lost! sigh!
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2007-06-07
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Name: Jack Frost
Subject:  Cold Mountain
Hah you stay in a hill station and you will find it gets really chilly. Think of having a cold water bath there and you literally freeze. Ideally try a hill station in Kerela, though you don´ t get steep mountains its cool, weather is fine and you get sunshine as well.
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2007-06-05
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Name: pushun
Subject:  broke me foot
broke my foot but was completely worth - where else would I rather have broken it than mountain climbing - but I was trecking in borivali - heh heh. I will soon be ready for the real thing and I will write back to everyone...your article is a big help to decide what to look out for in the valley
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2007-06-07
#12
Name: Vertical Limit
Subject:  High Flyer
They say K2 is harder to climb than Everest. Try that.
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2007-06-05
#13
Name: freebird
Subject:  injuries
Hope your foot is okay now! Injuries are a part and parcel of an adventurer´ s life. I think it´ s all worth it! I love trekking and mountain climbing. My dream is to touch the Everest some day.
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2007-06-05
#14
Name: suchita
Subject:  been leh done that
Nice article. I have just come back from Leh valley and I could say almost the same thing about it but each place up north is no unique and special. your piece reminded me of my time inLeh.
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