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.
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.
Art / DIY / Interview
In today’s highly globalised and urbanised world, we are slowly disconnecting with nature. The increasing urbanisation is even shattering the scenic beauty of India’s beautiful hilly regions like Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. While it’s becoming difficult to nurture the joy of gardening in fast-paced concrete jungles, creative miniaturist Shilpa Chauhan from Shimla is trying her best to incorporate nature back into our lives with her...
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.
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 / Interview / Music / Tattoos
A cool hideaway created for artists by artists !!!! Tired of regular eateries in Shimla and looking forward to a place that offers more than food? Riding Into The Sun by Aman Masta, a talented tattoo artist, is one cool hangout spot that’s not just worth a visit for food and drink – you can also feast on the live musical performances and art that...
YouTube is a good place to find information, as well as, funny content to lighten your mood after a hectic work schedule. You may already have subscribed to some of the channels to never miss their video. Recently, Shimla Highlanders, a group of Shimla-based young YouTubers, started their video-sharing channel to deliver you comic content filled with local slangs. All they want is to keep...
We all know how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle. Sadly, there are people who still don’t hesitate a bit to throw garbage on roads, corners or any empty space they find. But Shimla-based green artist Om Prakash Sharma is someone who creatively makes use of waste material by turning it into decorative animal figurines.
Still wondering where to head this New Year’s Eve in Shimla? How about an escape to the wilderness? Upcoming New Moon Fest at Oakwood Hamlet resort is offering a great way to take a break from life’s hectic pace and have fun ringing in the New Year. Overlooking delightful valleys and sparkling city lights below, you can enjoy live music, food, drinks, barbeque, bonfire and...