Featured / Interview
Besides scenic terrains, Shimla is a home to many talented people tapping their creative potential. Siddharth Chauhan, Shimla-based emerging filmmaker, is one skilled person who’s moving confidently in the direction of his dreams. His latest short film ‘Pashi’ has become the talk of the town since it has made it to the Oscar qualifying festival – i.e. Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) to be...
Siddharth Chauhan, the award-winning independent filmmaker from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, has made it to ‘Oscar Qualifying Film Festival’ for his latest regional short film: PASHI. It is the only film from India to have been selected for the screening at the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIFF) 2017, which is to be held in August in the United States.
Artists / Music
Despite many talented musicians and artists in Himachal, there are very few events or platforms to provide them the recognition they deserve. But Melomaniac, a music event organised by Solan-based band Artha, aims to bring together local musicians and audiences with a love for different music genres like metal, classical, hip-hop, rock etc. The event kicks off at 4.00 P.M. on 26th July at MC...
Have you ever wished to escape the bustling city life and live in a tranquil treehouse in the woods? Well, you can actually live your fantasy in this amazing treehouse in Fagu, a hill resort located around 22 km away from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Designed and owned by a local resident, Sandeep Singh, this whimsical treehouse is perched on four deodar trees.
Artists / Featured / Interview / Music
Being an independent artist is a huge challenge in Indian music industry, as it revolves around Bollywood. So, it can be really hard to create a fan base without a strong label promoting you. But there are prolific musicians like Shubhank Sharma, who are making impressive music on their own terms despite all the challenges.
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...
While most people see prisoners in a bad light, there is one unique cafe in Shimla that gives them a second chance to connect with the world. Funded by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department, The Book Cafe is the first-of-its-kind hangout spot in the country where prisoners serve pizzas and cookies to the visitors.
Art / Handicraft
For most of us, a handkerchief is a mere accessory of daily use. But in Chamba, a mountainous town in Himachal Pradesh, it is an integral part of the local heritage, history, and art. The art of making Chamba Rumal (means handkerchief) dates back to the 17th century. Back then, the Himalayan embroidery was done on two to four square feet piece of cloth by...
Surrounding majestic cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh attracts many tourists from across the globe. The clean and garbage-free mountainous ranges are absolutely breathtaking and considered one of India’s cleanest tourist destinations. But you’ll be surprised that some of the major tourist spots here were heaped with garbage a few years ago, until the Waste Warriors (the NGO with...
Located in Dhanotu village near Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, Peepal Farm is a recovery center that gives the second life to injured stray animals. The organic farm has been set up by Robin Singh along with Joellen Anderson for stray animals and those who want to do something for animal welfare and animal rights. Not only dogs, but the recovery center also takes care of other...