Young family looking to shift & settle in Uttranchal - seek your advice

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#1411 Dec 7th, 2017, 13:08
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Hi Archana-ji

May I know what will be rough cost of 1 bigha land there ?

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Originally Posted by Dodoindia View Post I would be highly indebted if anyone can provide some contacts or help me out. I have tried almost everything from Naukri to other online sources. But nothing fruitful came up. Every year goes by and it makes me a little bit restless that I am moving away from my dream.
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Dodoindia, I am replying to your PM here as it would be in your interest to answer Hashy's query in open so that more people see what you have to offer. I am sure mods will make an exception in your case as this is not a typical job hunting.

This is just my suggestion, rest depends on you and the mods. There have already been some discussions on what is best mode of livelihood in hills, and one that comes to my mind is teaching or imparting any sort of education that may help students professionally.
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post Dodoindia, I am replying to your PM here as it would be in your interest to answer Hashy's query in open so that more people see what you have to offer. I am sure mods will make an exception in your case as this is not a typical job hunting.

This is just my suggestion, rest depends on you and the mods. There have already been some discussions on what is best mode of livelihood in hills, and one that comes to my mind is teaching or imparting any sort of education that may help students professionally.
Hey, thanks for taking the time out. I did a finance major and later on MA in History. I have work experience in Finance which included Private Equity/Venture Cap deal tracking, database building, M&A, Public company tracking etc. More like what companies like Morningstar or Bloomberg does. I also gave UPSC Mains so I have a fair share of idea of multiple subjects ranging from Economics, Geography, Environment-Climate Change, Indian polity etc. I know Spanish.

I would love a teaching job but would take anything else as well. Is there any local out here who can help me? If accomodation and food is covered and I am able to keep a bit of savings every month - then that's a good start. Once I am there I could try other things.

Please anybody?

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I have similar work-profile as you - quantitative finance, derivatives valuation, algorithmic trading etc. Profound sounding skills that are absolutely useless for real life - if one is left in the wild and has to survive a few days.

I'll tell you what my plan is, if I could actually pull out from this rat-race.

Check out Azim Premji foundation. They have a branch in Uttarkashi.
If you get can through their fellowship, and somehow, convince them to not post you at any other branch, it could be a good opportunity. They also have job openings at same place every once in a while. They are quite friendly, and I called them over phone a few times, and chatted about work - very patient and enthusiastic.

There are many schools in Ladakh area, and a few in rural Kashmir (Doda & Kishtwar at-least) where you can volunteer - 8-9 months of the year at-least, and they will take care of lodging, boarding and some 4-digit salary. In-fact, I had maintained a list of all schools which take volunteers, but somehow, lost it I am pretty sure there would be similar opportunities in HP/ UK as well, they just need to be explored more thoroughly.

For a regular teaching job, a B.Ed. is almost necessary for most places. Good thing is, one can go for distance B.Ed.

If you are from engineering/ science background, can also explore admission at IIT Mandi. Not overly competitive like other IITs, and most of masters/ PhD students there, are those who love the mountains, and aim to settle there as professors, after completing studies. Being a new university, they are fast growing, and it's good for career/ financially as well. Best option, if one doesn't want to lower standards of life while moving to the mountains.

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Originally Posted by Dodoindia View Post Hey, thanks for taking the time out. I did a finance major and later on MA in History. I have work experience in Finance which included Private Equity/Venture Cap deal tracking, database building, M&A, Public company tracking etc. More like what companies like Morningstar or Bloomberg does. I also gave UPSC Mains so I have a fair share of idea of multiple subjects ranging from Economics, Geography, Environment-Climate Change, Indian polity etc. I know Spanish.

I would love a teaching job but would take anything else as well. Is there any local out here who can help me? If accomodation and food is covered and I am able to keep a bit of savings every month - then that's a good start. Once I am there I could try other things.

Please anybody?

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I know this is for UK but just sharing this about HP. In the last few years, many new IT/business startups (relatively new and with humble beginnings) have opened up in the business hubs like Kangra, Dharamshala, and Mandi. Similar must be the case with a few prominent cities in UK like Dehradoon, Nainital, Sitarganj area(?), etc. A few initiatives happening over there can be found at www.google.co.in/search?q=uttarakhand+site%3Ayo urstory.com. Reaching out to them and exploring how one can be a good fit is what's needed, I suppose. Easier said than done, but I hope the lead helps.
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Originally Posted by blackfog View Post I know this is for UK but just sharing this about HP. In the last few years, many new IT/business startups (relatively new and with humble beginnings) have opened up in the business hubs like Kangra, Dharamshala, and Mandi. Similar must be the case with a few prominent cities in UK like Dehradoon, Nainital, Sitarganj area(?), etc. A few initiatives happening over there can be found at www.google.co.in/search?q=uttarakhand+site%3Ayo urstory.com. Reaching out to them and exploring how one can be a good fit is what's needed, I suppose. Easier said than done, but I hope the lead helps.
Yeah, Uttarakhand has mostly manufacturing, apparel, edible items, etc related startups - sort of traditional businesses.
Towns of Kangra district, Dharamshala and around have a good number of IT startups: especially website and app development. In-fact, I've been told that commercial internet connectivity in this region is now almost as robust and high-speed as tier-2 cities.
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Originally Posted by Dodoindia View Post Hey, thanks for taking the time out.
See, posting in open forum got you some good suggestions, and the discussion will continue. I just have one suggestion, whatever you do, keep stability of job or profession as prime criteria. The reason is that in hills, jobs are far and few in between and being unemployed can be a long wait unlike plains, where you can make a stopgap arrangement professionally.
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What tremendous responses you guys. Loads of love to Blue Bharal, jitu ji and blackfog. I have called some schools and companies in Himachal Pradesh. But didn't get any positive responses yet. I have also reached out to certain travel houses working in Himachal and Ladakh but I think not having a Hotel Management degree is a major drawback.

But then again, I am not disheartened or lost hope. Blue Bharal, thank you for your recommendation. I will definitely get in touch with the foundation. In the meanwhile I am thinking about doing B.Ed so I can explore the teaching jobs. I think Himachal does provide lot of career opportunities but it is just that we are outsiders so we are not aware of them.


Btw, Blue_bharal or others : If you have any idea about small yet niche travel start-up (focusing Himalayas), we can definitely have a discussion.
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