Uttarakhand Worldwide Blog

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

About « Uttarakhand Worldwide Message Board

About « Uttarakhand Worldwide Message Board

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand ( उत्तराखण्ड or उत्तराखंड), known as Uttaranchal from 2000 to 2006, became the 27th state of the Republic of India on November 9, 2000. Uttarakhand borders Tibet to the north, Nepal to the east, and the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (of which it formed a part before 2000) in the west and south respectively. The region is traditionally referred to as Uttarakhand in Hindu scriptures and old literature, a term which derives from the Sanskrit for Northern Country or Section. In January 2007, the name of the state was officially changed from Uttaranchal, its interim name, to Uttarakhand, according to the wishes of a large section of its people. The provisional capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun which is also a rail-head and the largest city in the region. The small hamlet of Gairsen has been mooted as the future capital owing to its geographic centrality but controversies and lack of resources have led Dehradun to remain provisional capital. The High Court of the state is in Nainital.
Recent developments in the region include initiatives by the state government to capitalise on handloom and handicrafts, the burgeoning tourist trade as well as tax incentives to lure high-tech industry to the state. The state also has big-dam projects, controversial and often criticised in India, such as the very large Tehri dam on the Bhagirathi-Bhilangana rivers, conceived in 1953 and about to reach completion.[1] Uttarakhand is also well known as the birthplace of the Chipko environmental movement,[2] and a myriad other social movements including the mass agitation in the 1990s that led to its formation.

Uttarakhand

Friday, November 23, 2007

Uttarakhand

Another blog website related to the Uttaranchal people.
Please let us know if you have a himalayan related blog. We can form a network to help people who visit Himalayan states.

Uttarakhand

Uttaranchal Articles on Wood - InnoArticles.com

Due to purely rural or even tribal lifestyle of Uttaranchali people they had always been far from the ill effects urban life and close to the nature. This phenomenon reflects in every aspect of our culture and lifestyle, be it ‘Muruli ki taan’ in calm and dense forest or ‘jhora’ , ‘chachari’ types of group singing / dancing in village fairs (melas).
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Uttaranchal Articles on Wood - InnoArticles.com

uttaranchalworldwide : www.uttaranchal.org.uk

uttaranchalworldwide : www.uttaranchal.org.uk

A group provided by UWW.

uttaranchalworldwide : www.uttaranchal.org.uk

uttaranchalworldwide : www.uttaranchal.org.uk

A good community group for the Uttaranchal community but you should go to the uttaranchal worldwide home page to get registered and enrol in the message board.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Uttarakhand Worldwide Blog

Uttarakhand Worldwide Blog