Articles by Nimesh Ved
Mar 16, 2019
At Varanasi's Dhrupad Mela, a celebration of classical music unlike any other in IndiaIt does not have the tag of "the biggest" or "the music festival in town" because the town is only Varanasi. The ‘Dhrupad Mela’, however, is among the most joyous celebrations of Dhrupad.
Feb 13, 2019
A new book on the Great Himalayan National Park offers compelling insights into the quest to save the regionSanjeeva Pandey and Anthony J Gaston's book underscores the underlying theme at the Great Himalayan National Park — that of placing people at the centre of conservation
Dec 02, 2018
In The Twice-Born, Aatish Taseer goes beyond Ganga, Varanasi to explore India's socio-political landscapeAatish Taseer explores the questions a young democracy located within an ancient civilisation faces, but his attempt is weakened by his unwilling to get out of his comfort zone
Nov 13, 2018
Ramnagar ki Ramleela: How Ramcharitmanas is bought to life at one of the oldest 'melas' in VaranasiRamleela at Ramnagar, Varanasi, which goes on for about a month, even today takes help of neither the tube lights and bulbs nor audio systems.
Oct 03, 2018
The Rise and Fall of the Emerald Tigers: Raghu Chundawat's book raises valid concerns, but disappointsThe Rise and Fall of the Emerald Tigers: Ten Years of Research in Panna National Park, by Raghu Chundawat is the story of a passionate wildlife scientist and one of the better-known tiger reserves in the country.
Jun 29, 2018
Steed of the Jungle God: Raza Tehsin presents exciting tales from south Rajasthan's wildernessIn his book, Raza Tehsin brings forth stories from the forest which make the reader rethink their beliefs about the wild and remove the fear of the unfamiliar
Jun 27, 2018
As Varanasi's ghats come alive with music, the city could stake its claim to being India's cultural capitalMusic events at Varanasi's Ghats have much to offer to attendees — performances by veterans, views of the Ganga and beautiful venues
Apr 16, 2018
Varanasi's Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh celebrates the city, and the Indian classical music tradition'Banarasi' is the term which best describes the Sankat Mochan Music Festival — like the town, it is difficult to comprehend, thrives on chaos and defies logic.
Jun 06, 2017
Plastic is there to stay, onus is on us to change our lifestytes and protect the environmentIrrespective of location or size of our city or town or how we fare on other life indicators we will need to decrease our use of plastic.
May 20, 2017
By insisting on using these Latin or scientific names, are we missing the forest for the trees?What is the point of using Latin names? Why use terms which few comprehend and seldom use in any case?