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Tag: Himachal Pradesh


15-year-old boy from Kinnaur has built electricity-generating shoes 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.


Campers Festival by Xanadu ExPdi unites music and nature lovers Artists / Music

With the coming advent of festival season, this year’s Campers Festival, hosted by Xanadu ExPdi – Expeditions and Diaries, is particularly well timed. This is a two day event, i.e. October 1st and 2nd, at the Xanadu Cafe, Solan – a delightful venue where music and nature lovers will unite for a fully immersive experience.


A look at the journey of Shimla’s rising star filmmaker – Siddharth Chauhan 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...

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Shimla-based filmmaker’s short film makes it to Oscar qualifying festival Art

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.


Melomaniac – Music event bringing local musicians and music fans together 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...

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Whimsical treehouse in Shimla resembles something out of a fairy tale Design

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.


Pedalling his passion, this man cycled from ‘Mandi to Madurai’ Inspirational

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...

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