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August 24, 2021

Towards better lives and livelihoods

    Prelude: The story so far…   20 years ago in the pre-internet era, very few intrepid travelers knew about Chaukori, a sleepy hamlet in […]
July 13, 2021

My Life as a Himalayan Farmer

My name is Diwan Singh Mahara and I am 42 years old. I was born and brought up in a village called Udiyari, some 5 km […]
May 25, 2021

Chaukori: A perspective on the place and its people

April 28, 2021

Battling the COVID-19 Second Wave – An Update from the Hills

While the rest of India is struggling hard to control and contain the pandemic’s second wave, the Himalayan hills too have seen a rise in Covid […]
April 11, 2021

Devbala Bisht: The Lady at the Helm

Himalayan Inter College (HIC), located in the tea garden village of Chaukori, is a school that the Himalayan Education Foundation works closely with to bring quality […]
February 8, 2021

Aipan Art

Making Art in the Pandemic by Raj Kumar Aipan is an ancient painting style of Kumaon Himalaya. These paintings, done in red and white pigments, are […]

HIC Alumni

February 17, 2022

Dimpal Rawat : Aiming high in the corporate world

Dimpal Rawat graduated from Himalayan Inter College (HIC) in 2017 and is presently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Dehradun. She is a recipient […]
February 17, 2022

Bhawana Mehra : Seeing the world through a physicist’s lens

Bhawana Mehra is a graduate of Himalayan Inter College (HIC), Chaukori and a recipient of a scholarship from Himalayan Education Foundation. At present she is studying […]
January 6, 2022

Pramesh Tamta : How stars are made

We are delighted to introduce Pramesh Tamta, who is currently pursuing a PhD in Astrophysics while working as an assistant professor in Physics at Soban Singh […]
December 3, 2021

Birendra Basera: Braving the odds and Building a future

We are happy to feature Birendra Basera, an alumnus of Himalaya Inter College (HIC), Chaukori. He is a recipient of a scholarship from Himalayan Education Foundation. […]
December 3, 2021

Himalay Singh Rawat : “Originally Himalayan”

Hi, I am Himalay Singh Rawat from Rawat Sera village, located about 40 km from Chaukori. Our place is near the river Saryu, hence the name […]
October 31, 2021

Priyanka Joshi : Banking and beyond

Priyanka Joshi was born and brought up in Kameri Devi village, a pilgrimage place near Chaukori. Locally famous for its mother goddess temple, this ancient settlement […]