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 / 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.
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...
In our country, where most people are negligent towards certain issues in the society, four Australian bikers, Scott Grills, Ben Butcher, Cameron Perry and Taylor Hogan, have come together for a campaign called Ride for Rights – An Indian Odyssey. For the campaign, they will be taking up a 7,000 km journey across India on their Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles to highlight child right issues.
Animals are wonderful living beings that share the planet with us. Some of them are lucky to be adopted by humans as pets, whereas as most of them are ignored. But even pet animals are not spared racism – as people only want exotic breeds as pets to show off their status symbol. In order to change people’s perspective towards native dogs and other animals,...
Featured / Offbeat
While most of us use Facebook to make our presence felt, stay connected with friends and make new friends, the famous Bengali singer named Silajit Majumder is using this online platform to demand ₹500 for accepting friend requests. Not only that but the friend request comes with an expiry of two months and after that, you have to pay again to stay connected. But why...
Art / Featured
The Indian Railways is one of the busiest modes of transportation in the world carrying over 30 million passengers daily. But sadly most railway stations in India are chaotic, unhygienic and unorganized. To change that forever in Mumbai, ‘Hamara Station, Hamari Shaan’ initiative brought around 25,000 artists together to transform around 36 railway stations into colourful art galleries in a week.