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In Conversation with Jigmet Dewa Lhamo, Artist
LEH, Thursday, November 29, 2018 : Q. Tell us about your journey in acting for the film ‘Chuskit’? I played the lead character with paraplegia in the film ‘Chuskit’. In an International Film Festival in Santiago, Chile, I have been awarded the ‘Best Young Actress’ award for the performance in the movie....
 
By Rigzin Wangmo
In conversation with Mohd. Amin Lone, Assistant Director, Fisheries Department, Leh
LEH, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 : Q. What are the roles of the fisheries department?   Our role is to conserve and protect fish fauna in Ladakh region- prevent illegal fishing and poaching. Measures are being taken to replenish the livestock affected due to the construction of hydropower projects, major irrigation canals, pollution, and the rise in temperatures due to global warming....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
In Conversation with Thamchos Gurmeet, Designated Officer, Department of FSSA, Leh and Kargil
LEH, Saturday, October 20, 2018 : Q. Brief us about the department. After the repeal of Prevention of Food Adulteration (PFA) Act 1954, the Food Safety and Standards have been promulgated in Jammu and Kashmir from 2012. In Ladakh, it was implemented since August 2012. The department tries to ensure safe and hygienic foods for the consumer by inspecting the manufacturing unit like restaurant, storage system and other places of food stalls and according to the need we take food samples for laboratory test....
 
By Interviewed by Kunzang Chosdol
In Conversation with Nawang Changchup, Founder, Lingshed Area Development Foundation
LEH, Saturday, October 20, 2018 : Q. Tell us about Lingshed Area Development Foundation. What are the different initiative you have carried and the reason behind? Lingshed Area Development Foundation was established in the year 2000 with two prime objectives: 1.      To impart modern and spiritual education among the children of Lingshed area 2.      To provide basic necessities to the downtrodden section of Singey Lalok area...
 
By Stanzin Dasal
In Conversation with Tsetan Angchuk, President All Ladakh Tour Operator Association (ALTOA)
LEH, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 : The first Travel Association of Leh was formed in the late 1980s with around 20 to 30 members. Later, it was named as All Ladakh Tour Operator Association (ALTOA), formed as a certified body in the year 2004.  At present, there are about 300 members in the Association.  In this issue, we have Tsetan Angchuk, President ALTOA to talk about the tourism industry, plans, and initiatives.  He was appointed as the president of ALTOA in November 2017....
 
By Rigzin Wangmo
In conversation with Gyal P Wangyal, Executive Councillor, Health, LAHDC, Leh
LEH, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 : Gyal P Wangyal a sports lover in his young age decided to join politics because of the inspiration he got from his father Late Sonam Wangyal (Former Minister) who is one of the great figures in the political and economic development of Ladakh. ...
 
By Stanzin Dasal
In conversation with Sonam Chosjor, Assistant Commissioner (Revenue), Leh
LEH, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 : With growing urbanization and population in Leh district, the disputes over land are also increasing.  To make people aware of the land related issues, rights and responsibilities, we have Sonam Chosjor, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Department, Leh in this issue. He holds a Masters Degree and M. Phil in Political Science from Jammu University and is a 2008 batch KAS officer hailing from Achinathang village.    Presently, he is serving as an Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Leh since November 2017.  ...
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
In conversation with Skalzang Angchuk, Pilot, Air India
Saturday, July 21, 2018 : Skalzang Angchuk set an example for the youngsters of Ladakh when he got selected as a Pilot with Air India last year.   With exposure and experience in a very tender age, the boy worked as an actor in many films and commercial ads but along with all this, all he ever dreamt and aimed was to become a pilot. He did his schooling till 10th from Moravian Mission School Leh and completed his 12th standard from Lamdon Model Senior Secondary School Leh. After passing out 12th in 2014, he joined Government Aviation Training Institute Bhubaneswar, done his single and Multi-engine training and got the license from DGCA on June 11, 2016. In December 2016, he got selected as a pilot with Air India....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
In Conversation with Dorjay Wangchuk, Executive Manager personal and administration
Saturday, June 30, 2018 : With the growing population in India, the number of unemployed youths is also rising. The Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) is focusing on solving the unemployment issue in the state by financing the youth in setting up their own enterprises with easy loan system. Relying on Government job has become an old-fashioned now because it has its limitation....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
In Conversation with Dr. Mohammed Deen, Founder, LEHO, Leh
LEH, Saturday, June 30, 2018 : The changing scenario of Ladakh in every aspect is posing a question on sustainability. With the introduction of tourism and army sector, people are giving up the land-based economy. People are facing social, economic and environmental challenges. A need for plan, awareness and action is felt to tackle the issues and move towards sustainable development....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
In Conversation with Tashi Dolma, Joint Director, J&K School Education
Saturday, June 16, 2018 : Tashi Dolma did her schooling from KendriyaVidyalayaLeh and Kendriya Vidyalaya Jammu. She graduated from Gandhi Nagar College and did her post-graduation in History from Jammu University.   She cleared the Combined Competitive Examination in the year 2001 and has served in various departments. In January 2017, she joined as the Joint Director in the Department of School Education, Ladakh....
 
By Rigzin Wangmo
In Conversation with Stanzin Noryang, Sub Inspector, Border Security Force (BSF)
Saturday, June 16, 2018 : Sub Inspector Stanzin Noryang led the BSF’s biker women contingent ‘Seema Bhavani’, the 113 daring women squad on 69th Republic Day.   Riding a 350 cc Royal Enfield Bullet Bike and displaying acrobatics and daredevil stunts was an example to the entire women folk that anything and everything is possible if you believe in yourself.   She did her schooling till matriculation from Government High School, Hemis Shukpachan, Higher Secondary from Khaltse and pursued graduation from Government College for Women, Jammu.   In the year 2014, she joined BSF as a Sub-Inspector. After completing one-year basic training, she got posted to Samba district, Jammu for almost two years.  In October 2016, she joined the daredevil team, the women biker contingent of BSF.   Today she is an inspiration for many young Ladakhi girls, who wants to pursue a career in Army....
 
By Stanzin Dasal
In Conversation with Stanzin Dolkar, Farmer, Takmachik village
LEH, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 : The idea of an organic farming method in the Takmachik village was first conceived in the year 2010 and was practically implemented in 2011. With an initiative of Ladakh Environment and Health Organisation (LEHO) and LAHDC, Takmachik village was adopted as ‘Eco green village’ on March 17, 2015, and was certified under Participatory Guarantee System, India an Organic Guarantee Programme on June 26, 2017. ...
 
By Stanzin Dasal & Rigzin Wangmo
In conversation with Tsering Wangdus, Executive Councillor, Agriculture, LAHDC, Leh
LEH, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 : Tsering Wangdus is working as the Executive Councillor for Agriculture. In October 2015, Tsering Wangdus won as a Councillor from Saspol Constituency in 5th LAHDC, Leh election....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
In Conversation with Abhishek Ghoshal
LEH, Monday, April 2, 2018 : Abhishek Ghoshal has been involved in wildlife research and conservation in the Indian Himalayas for seven years now. He studied Zoology from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, Environment Management for Masters from Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, and PhD (submitted) in Wildlife Science from Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), Mysore and Snow Leopard Trust (SLT), USA. ...
 
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
In conversation with Tsewang Dorjey Alchi, Incharge Principal, Govt. Higher Secondary School, Saspol
LEH, Thursday, March 15, 2018 : After serving as a teacher and as a lecturer in various schools of Leh district, Tsewang Dorjey was awarded for his outstanding contribution in administration, Leh district, on the Republic Day, 2015. ...
 
By Kunzang Chosdol & Rigzin Wangmo
In conversation with Tsering Wangchok, District Panchayat Officer, Leh
LEH, Monday, March 5, 2018 : Tsering Wangchok, District Panchayat Officer graduated from MAM College, Jammu. He worked as a teacher for three years and was appointed as Village Level Worker in the year 1999. Later, he was promoted to Panchayat Inspector after which took charge as Block Development Officer, Panamik....
 
By Stanzin Dasal
In Conversation with Rinchen Angmo, President LBA Women Wing
LEH, Friday, February 2, 2018 : Rinchen Angmo has worked in Women Alliance, Leh as its member till 2010. She served as the President of Women Alliance Leh from 2010-15 and president of Ladakh Phandey Tsogspa from 2016-17. On December 16, 2017, she was appointed as the President of Ladakh Buddhist Association, Women Wing. ...
 
By Kunzang Chorol
In Conversation with Vilas Kadiwal, an entrepreneur and tour enthusiast with a passion for the Himal
LEH, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 : Vilas Kadival, an entrepreneur and tour enthusiast with a passion for the Himalayas, started his company, Himalayan Fantasy, in Bangalore four years ago. Earlier, Vilas was involved with IT organizations in Bangalore for 20 years....
 
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan and Rigzin Wangmo
In Conversation with local Potter, Lamchung Tsephel
LEH, Saturday, December 2, 2017 : Lamchung Tsephel, a local traditional potter from Likir village has been carrying out the ancestral work from a very young age. At the tender age of 15, he first started his journey as a potter to support and help his mother....
 
By Stanzin Dasal