You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> India

Ladakhis take the ice

DNMUM417718 | 7/8/2018 | Author : Dyuti Basu | WC :516 | Sports

Ice hockey is more than just a sport for Ladakh’s enthusiasts, photographer Indrajeet Rajkhowa tells Dyuti Basu

While Ladakh is one of the most popular tourist attractions among adventure lovers in India, the harsh winters with below -30 degree Celsius temperatures find many people of this cold desert land taking part in ice hockey. Brought to the remote Himalayan towns and villages by army veterans and soldiers home on holiday, the sport has been a part of Ladakh’s fabric since the ’70s.
Hand-me-down skates, DIY hockey sticks and pads consisted of the players’ equipment until recently, when they grabbed international attention by making it into the Guinness Book of World Record for ice hockey played at the highest altitude - first in Leh, then at Chibra Kargyam in 2018 in the Changthang region at 14,040 feet above sea level. With new
Read full story

Copyright restricted. Under license from   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on India

First Zika case surfaces in Rajasthan
DNDEL22657 | 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Amit Bhatt | WC :189

Jaipur: Rajasthan health department is on its toes after the first positive case of Zika virus infection in the state came to light on Saturday. On Sunday, a day after the case was informed by SMS Medical college, intensive survey and other preventiv
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

With a week left, rain deficit at 9%
DNDEL22668 | 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :284

New Delhi: With just a week left for the season to officially end, the country is staring at a below average monsoon, even as Cyclone Daye has spurred a late surge in rains.As of Sunday, the country as a whole had received 777.4 mm rainfall, a defici
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

BJP leader held for provocative speech in West Bengal
DNDEL22669 | 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : Arshad Ali | WC :263

Kolkata: BJP district president from North Dinajpore, Shankar Chakraborty was arrested hours after his provocative speech in Darivit area on Sunday where two students had been shot dead during a clash between students and police at Darivit High Schoo
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

‘Multi-disciplinary approach needed for urban planning’
DNDEL22689 | 9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : K Yatish Rajawat | WC :1920

Mathew Siemiatycki, Associate Professor of the Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto, teaches and researches on infrastructure planning, financing and project delivery. He has carried out studies on transport

Add To LightboxCalculate Price