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IALS conference: Opportunities and challenges for Ladakhi scholars
LEH, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 : If the recently-held conference by the IALS (International Association for Ladakh Studies) in Poland gave an opportunity to Ladakhi scholars, it also posed several challenges. A non-profit organisation, IALS was formed in 1987 under the initiative of the late Henry Omaston, a famous researcher on Ladakh from the University of Bristol, with the aim to provide a platform to those interested in the study of Ladakh....
 
By Konchok Dorjey
Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded
LEH, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :
In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still live under the grip of tyrannical regimes. And although all the world’s major ...
 
Traffic
LEH, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :
The traffic issue is one of the burning issues in Leh town among all the other various basic necessities problems. The increasing number of motor vehicles every year, narrow roads, lack of parking space, non-implication of strict traffic rules ...
 
By Nawang Palkit
Rituals always help us remain positive and lead a disciplined and contented life
LEH, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :

No sensible person should dispute that rituals and customs are based on people’s faith in living a better life by doing certain things that may or may not have any solid, scientific basis. Most of ...

 
By P P Wangchuk
Walking the path of love is giving true meaning to our long journey of life
LEH, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :
That love is the most powerful thing in the world goes undisputed. Love symbolises compassion, sympathy, empathy, help and all other good things of life that make it possible to have a meaningful journey on this planet. The other ...
 
By P P Wangchuk
Solving the toilet problem of Leh city
LEH, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 : While the rest of the country is campaigning for building toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission, in Ladakh even in the remotest villages every house has always had a toilet....
 
By Sonam Wangchuk
Job Vacancy at Reach Ladakh
Friday, November 11, 2016 :
Reach Ladakh requires 

One Sales Executive having experience of Sales and marketing. 
Job Description: Looking for Sales and Advertisement of Newspaper and website  and at the same time handling social media sites. 
Qualification: Graduate
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Prevention & organic management of onion maggots (Delia antique) in cold arid region of Ladakh
Leh, Tuesday, March 1, 2016 :
Onion is one of the most market sensitive commodities that create ripples in Ladakh trade. India is the second largest producer of onion after China, with a production about 15 million tonnes. Among all the agricultural products, prices of onions are more volatile than those of the non-farm commodities. Particularly in Ladakh, farmers’ preferences towards selling their produce in the particular market provide us a good amount of information on constraints they face. In Leh, it is grown on 65 hectares of land out of 280 hectares allotted to all kinds of vegetables in Leh. At present, the total requirement of onion in Ladakh is 5400 mt per year but it grows or imports onion to the tune of 1080 mt per year. This gap of 4320 mt may be attributed that the traditional practices with poor weed and insect management under low fertility reduce the tuber yield by 40 per cent. This can only be met using suitably improved production measures over traditional practices for improving onion yield. Utilization of high yielding varieties of any crop especially onion responds only to improved production packages. 

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Why should India take Ladakh Seriously?
Leh, Monday, November 2, 2015 :
The Indian state has paid little attention to Ladakh – the strategically most critical part of the country - as compared to attention paid to the Northeast and Kashmir itself. India’s primary concerns and thereby its policy actions for Ladakh have mainly remained external security driven and they are being dealt only with robust defence preparedness.

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By P. Stobdan
Ladakh University: A Longstanding Demand and Dream
Leh, Monday, November 2, 2015 :
Ladakh known for its scenic beauty and the peaceful region remains isolated and inaccessible in cold harsh long winters. For more than 6 months of the year, it is disconnected from the rest of the states of the nation. It is the largest Lok Sabha constituency in the country in terms of areas. 

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By Gurmath Lotos
Isn’t it time to slow down?
Speed-up life leads to stress, slowing down brings peace
Leh, Tuesday, October 27, 2015 : Just imagine, you are in the middle of nowhere in the wilderness, surrounded by the grand Himalayan mountains. The only thing you can see in the distance is a lonely giant tree with its branches stretched out in every direction. You run to the tree for its cool shade to escape from the scorching sun. You sit leaning against this tree with your leg stretch out in the sun; the only sound you hear is the silence. As you look up you see the clear blue sky with not a speck cloud. ...
 
By Tsewang Norbu Vivek
The Great Ladakhi Dilemma
Leh, Saturday, September 12, 2015 : Ladakh, a region which was an independent kingdom for centuries, was annexed by the Dogra rulers, in 1834, and successfully integrated under the Dogra domain, centered in Jammu, in 1846. Then after, it remained as a province which included Baltistan (now on the other side of the border) commonly known as “Ladakh Wazarat”....
 
By Haider Ali Askary
Understanding Corruption
Moral education should be made compulsory in all schools
Leh, Friday, August 28, 2015 :
Corruption is prevalent in the society since ancient times. History reveals that it was present even in the Mauryan period of our Indian history.
 
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Understanding Corruption
Moral education should be made compulsory in all schools
Leh, Friday, August 28, 2015 :
Corruption is prevalent in the society since ancient times. History reveals that it was present even in the Mauryan period of our Indian history.
 
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By Willayat Ali
New Recruitment Policy: Boon or bane?
Leh, Thursday, May 28, 2015 : In the subcontinent, the end result of education is not to reform individuals into thinking, rational beings but to prepare them to economically sustain themselves and their families. A rigorous journey through the tiring education system is necessary for people to find jobs and hence discover financial independence. Every year hundreds of students leave Ladakh to pursue their higher education with a hope that they will get the best of education possible. This is, of course, to achieve that final, ever elusive and yet desired goal of having a good job, thereby increasing their living standard. Or so the system tells us. ...
 
By Hajira Bano Balkhang
Aryan Race; A unique culture in Lower Ladakh
Leh, Thursday, May 28, 2015 : The Dard people claimed to be of Aryan race occupied lower Ladakh in about 200 B.C. The inhabitants of the existing villages around khalatse are of the dard race. Over the course of many years, they mixed with the cultures of the Tibetan race. But the people of these villages still believe and worship the deities of that time....
 
By Tashi Namgyal (Achinapa)
2559th BUDDHA JAYANTI
The Significance of the thrice blessed day
Leh, Thursday, May 28, 2015 : Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima or "Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C. in Lumbini, situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in modern Nepal, that the Buddha was born. It was also on this day that the Buddha attained enlightenment at the age of 35, in the year 588, B.C. at Buddhagaya in modern day Bihar state, and on this day the Buddha passed into Mahaparinibbana (the great demise) at the ripe age of 80 in the year 543 B.C. at Kusinara (a district of the eastern Uttar Pradesh). Therefore, this day is also known as the thrice blessed day.

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By Tsewang Norbu Vivek
Reminiscences: Leh between 1975 and 1985
Leh, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 : I was born in 1969 and sent to boarding school in Dehra Dun in 1975. In those days, private airlines did not exist in India and Indian Airlines flew very few flights to Leh initially. I remember, I and my companions use to either travel by road to Srinagar and beyond or fly in the Indian Air-force AN-32 transport planes to Chandigarh. We sat on wooden benches in a small windowless compartment adjacent to the cockpit, parallel to the length of the aircraft. The pilots use to take us inside the cockpit while the aircraft was airborne, thus we had a wonderful view. The sadness of leaving our families behind was soon forgotten in the excitement of flying.

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By Stanzin Wangtak
Importance and Preservation of Ladakhi Dishes
Leh, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 : Ladakh, which is described as high altitude cold arid desert is one of the eastern regions of J&K state. Due to unfavorable and hostile environment prevailing over the region, cultivation is limited to a very small scale. As what our ancestors cultivated are for the better health to live in such high altitude cold Himalayan region. The dishes like Paba, Thukpa, Tapu, Sku, Chu Tagi and Momos are highly nutritious and these dishes ingredients are mostly made of Ladakhi crop flour and vegetables which are grown by natural minerals received from pure manure.

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By Padma Angmo
The significance of Good Friday & Easter
Leh, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 : Easter is celebrated all over the world by the believers in Christianity to recognise the raising of Jesus Christ from the dead on the third day after being crucified. This year, like elsewhere in the world, the Christian community in Ladakh celebrated Easter on the 5th of April.

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By Sonam Odpa