Shimla: This is the second article of ‘Know Your MLA’ Series. Read first part here. The senior most MLA of the state is Vidya Stokes (84) from Theog whereas the youngest MLA is Yadvinder Goma (26) from JaisinghPur constituency. Goma is an engineer who graduated in the year 2009. Eleven…Read more ›
Articles by: Tarun Goel
A Civil Engineering graduate from NIT Hamirpur, Tarun has worked in the hydro power and IT sectors in the past. He loves writing and sharing the positive stories floating around in the society, which usually go unnoticed.
For over 2 years, Tarun wandered around the passes, mountain peaks, dangerous roads, and remote villages in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on his motorcycle.
Shimla: Himachal Election results are out and congress has won a clear mandate in the hilly state. Congress Party, led by five times CM Virbhadra Singh put up a spirited campaign to emerge victorious by a comfortable margin. Here is a list of new MLA’s who won and by what margin did…Read more ›
Anonymous India has come forward to support cartoonist Aseem Trivedi’s fight against Internet Censorship (Section 66A of the IT Act). The hacking group today brought down the website of BSNL, the largest telecommunication company of the country. The website was taken down in the afternoon and images of Aseem Trivedi…Read more ›
Chamba: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), that incurs huge expenditure every year to safeguard the 226 kilometer long border between Jammu and Himachal in Chamba, has decided to call back its forces from the region. This region is sensitive from security point of view and since 1998 Kalaban-Satrundi attacks, the…Read more ›
One of the most influential revolutionaries of the Independence movement of India, Bhagat Singh seeks recognition in Lahore. The Lahore Jail, where Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev were sentenced to death on 23 March 1931 is today known as Shadman Roundabout. The jail building was dismantled and it gave way…Read more ›
Shimla: The South Asian Youth Conference 2012, which featured 120 delegates from eight countries belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), concluded in Pakistan recently. Young delegates from 8 different SAARC nations visited the allegedly ‘troubled’ country, riding the waves of hope, love, and peace. The major…Read more ›
There was a young man of 16, without a helmet, riding his 70cc Honda motorcycle moped above 80kmph. The road was wide open, nothing less than an express way. Our auto-rickshaw was flooded with passengers, four in the back, five in the middle, and two hanging to the doors of…Read more ›
Amritsar, the holiest cities of the Sikhs. Getting to see Amritsar’s Golden Temple is quite an experience. One can see hundreds of people lined up to catch a glimpse of the holy book. And in the wee hours, the temple looks even more beautiful. The reflection of the dome gives…Read more ›
Until now Dharamshala was popular for the obvious reasons, The Dalai Lama and the most scenic cricketing grounds of the country. Come November and there will be another feather in the cap of this sleepy Himalayan town. Dharamshala is going to host an International Film Festival, the first of…Read more ›
MTB Himalaya 2012 commenced in Shimla early this month. The riders lived through 9 days of adventure racing covering 500 km, 3250 meters above sea level and took on the Himalayan Challenge. Among the legends of Mountain Biking, there was a young ‘boy’ of 19 years from Nepal, Aayman Tamang…Read more ›