Climb every mountain!

She started climbing mountains when she was just 8! This young climber, has since then, climbed Mt. Everest and the highest peaks in Europe and Australia. she aims to climb the highest peaks of all continents soon. This Saturday she shares with us her journey so far, her goals and aspirations. And loads of advice on how you can start scaling mountains as well! To join in please email us at



Here are some tips to get you started

  • Start with simple hikes and treks. Plan different treks with your parents. There are many guided treks in the Himalayas now.
  • Once you have done a few of these on your own and know that you would like to experience this more, you can sign up to the various institutes
  • The Indian Himalaya consists of Arunachal, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir and Eastern Karakoram
  • Himalayan Institute of Montaineering ( Darjeling), Indian Mountaineering Foundation (New Delhi), Nehru Institute of Mountaineering ( Uttarakhand) are a few government institutes that run training programs for beginners.
  • Look up the IMF website for mountaineering in India


And wearing our Child Guest Editor’s hat…..

for the very first time……

Toot toooot  *drum roll please* Introducing our  Child Guest Editor Vikram Chowdhary!! Look for his book suggestions in the magazine (March-April 2015)

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I’m: 15

I live in: New Delhi

Interests: Reading, music, baking, photography

The song I love the most: Take me to church by Hozier

The book I’m reading now: Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski

Words of Wisdom: “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads only lives one.” – George R.R. Martin. A Dance with Dragons


 Want to wear the Thinkling guest editor’s hat?

Send us an original piece of fiction and one of non-fiction that you have written yourself, a short bio telling us what you are interested in so that we can match you to the Thinkling issue you could best contribute to.


Thinkling’s latest issue hits the stand today! Trailseekers: March to April 2015

Ready to hit the trail? After a long Delhi winter, we are! We’re ready to get out, walk and wander, and with a head full of memories and pockets full of crumbs, we long to come home with stories.

Welcome Trailseekers! Whether your journey is long or short, takes you cross city or cross country, is comfortable, leisurely, frantic or rugged, you’ll probably need a map or some general sense of direction!

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In Green Room, come read about how the history of mapmaking has changed over the years from skilful artistic representations of journeys to digital information and electronic navigation.  Understand a little more about how modern electronic navigation systems work in Whizz, Bang, Pop. Figure out how you can get yourself home if you’re lost by making your own compass, and learning trail survival skills in Trailquest.

And then read about how animals don’t need a physical map to come home in Shared Soil  – mass migrations across vast distances with internal maps. Speaking of internal, hone your inner compass and start developing a sense of your True North with prompts from Sticky Situations.

So round up your trustworthy travelling companions, grab some high energy snacks (see Spitfire), a compass, a map, and your imagination, and join us for the journey. Let’s see where your footsteps lead you this spring…

You can order your copy online at

The Editors

Write to us:, we’re at our desks, but we’d love to join you on your trail!