Art / Artists / Inspirational
Art is a powerful medium to inspire people, as well as to convey social messages. Recently, Manali-based NGO Healing Himalayas took the initiative to clean and repaint the walls of a dull bus stop shelter in BCS, Shimla. As part of the initiative, the team brought volunteers and various artists together to raise awareness about environmental conditions through art.
Art / Artists / Inspirational / Offbeat
Despite its panoramic landscapes that are likely to take your breath away, life in Ladakh is extremely harsh. This cold desert at 10,000 feet and receives an average of mere 50mm of rainfall every year. Moreover, global warming has put a threat on the ice shelves everywhere, while Himalayan glaciers are believed to be shrinking more quickly than any on earth, as per the researchers....
Art / Inspirational / Painting
Slums are considered as “ugly faces” of urban India. Often people are seen criticizing filthy-looking slum areas in their region. But how many of us have taken the initiative to improve that? Well, we understand that all of us don’t have enough time or resources to go out and change the world in a jiffy. Nonetheless, we can appreciate the efforts of people who take...
Inspirational / Music / Your story
You must be wondering what’s the connection between cleaning streets and playing music. Well, Bengaluru-based Indian fusion band Swarathma has brought “the two” together in a really interesting way. The band is associated with ‘Let’s Be The Change’ NGO that tries to work hand-in-hand with the BBMP and local residents.
Inspirational / Offbeat
While researchers in various fields are focusing on alternative ways to harness energy in an environmentally-friendly manner, Harshul Rattan Vikramaditya Negi, a 15-year-old boy from Himachal Pradesh, has built electricity-generating shoes to charge devices. A specially designed device resides in the footwear to harnesses the kinetic energy as people walk.
For those who are not aware, let’s enlighten you that India’s first polling station for the first general elections ever was set up at Kalpa in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. With that, Kinnaurese (also known as Kinnauras) became the very first Indian community that exercised the right to franchise in the country.
Art / Inspirational / Painting
Most of us have been to an art museum or gallery, where we need to be quiet, respectful and above all, “Don’t touch the art!” But what if you’re visually impaired? Sure, someone can describe it to you, but it’s not the same experience as seeing it with your eyes. With an aim to change this scenario, 27-year-old Indian architect, Siddhant Shah, is making make...
All over the world, people have started ditching their expensive, high-tech cars and other modes of commuting to get back to the centuries-old method of transportation i.e., cycling. If you cycle too, how many kilometers have you covered on your bicycle so far? Well, we’re not sure about you. But Mandi-based Ayurveda graduate, Uday Shankar, has travelled from his hometown (in Himachal Pradesh) to Madurai...
DIY / Inspirational
Bengaluru-based Sadhan Radhakrishnan, an employee of an e-commerce company, is an avid gardener. When he moved to the Garden City five years ago, he started missing the greenery around his new home – as his house in Mumbai has four balconies, each with their own mini garden. Bring the same green feel to his house in Bengaluru, he started vertical gardening using plastic bottles, coconut...
The 58-year-old retired Major General Somnath Jha, who spent 37 years in service, has cycled across 29 states to pay tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives for the nation since Independence. He spent seven months cycling throughout the country to complete his task of paying homage to 21,000 fallen soldiers.