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A Journey With Kings

A JOURNEY WITH KINGS In praise of Karakoram mules HARISH KAPADIA Smokin’ my pipe on the mountings, sniffin’ the mornin’s cool,I walk in my old brown gaiters along o’ my old brown mule. Rudyard Kipling(Screw-guns)…

Himalayan Journal and Printing industry

Harish Kapadia is a businessman and a keen mountaineer and the editor of the Himalayn Journal. He relates his experiences in getting his Journal printed first by letterpress with linotype composing, and now by offset…

India Printing Works

It was in 1981 that we walked into the office of the India Printing Works. It was sprawling premises in Fort and the place was full with machines making noises, that a printing press would…

Environment Terrorists

The Global Warming and the Indian Himalaya In mid May, 2006, a group of friends from Mumbai trekked up the Obra Gad in the Western Garhwal. We had visited this valley, found tall grass and…

Climb Every Mountain

Climb Every Mountain Salil Tripathi Imagine this scene-a slightly balding, Gujju businessman sitting on the gaddi near the galla in a dukaan in Bhuleshwar market and then walking down the streets and chewing away a…