Looking upon the present trend of socio-environmental development in the Himalayan Mountain region, it is expected that the ongoing downstream migration will be at its peak by 2050, to seek food, water, and livelihood. This blog is a compilation of personal opinions on various socio-environmental issues, observed over the years from these mighty terrains. It examines various social, environmental, and developmental efforts, and processes. They are about practices, policies, and institutional functioning, and about contemporary to traditional science. They are contextual, and entail the veracity of development in the Himalayan Mountains!
A native of the Indian Himalayan region, my work and interest remained in these mighty and beautiful mountains. A seasoned professional worked on various environmental and development issues since 1996 in the Himalayan region including India, Nepal, Bhutan, Nigeria, and now in Malawi. Trained in various ecosystem approaches in water resources, Sanitation, agriculture, renewable energy, and climatic variability issues.