Shivratri was busy, but the following day was busier. My pahari folks, especially from Upper Shimla areas would know why the day following Shivratri is busy. Any guess? Well, you are thinking right if your answers were 'basi', 'kilti'...
By: Kishori Lal Mandi (Oct 26): There seems to be no letup in thefts of rare idols, statutes, wooden masks and other antiques from Himachal Pradesh as the loot continues while the state government and law enforcing agencies maintain a...
I am addicted to the mountains. Being born in the serenity of mountains, I grew up listening to the cool breeze, whispering through the lofty deodars. I played on the greenest pastures -- they were our natural slides. I...
Himvani SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh’s first wireless Community Radio was today launched in Solan, district. Chief Secretary of government of Himachal Pradesh Asha Swaroop inaugurated the community radio at M.S. Panwar Institute of Communication and Management (MSPICM), Solan. The radio MSPICM...
द्वाराः नितिन आज में आपको हिमाचल प्रदेश से सटे उत्तराखंड राज्य में स्थित हनोल नामक छोटे से गाँव के बारे में बताता हूँ। यह गाँव रोहड़ू से करीबन दो घंटे की दूरी पर है। रोहड़ू से आप सावड़ा (सरस्वती नगर)...
By: Isha Sharma Himachali food varies from region to region. The cuisine of Himachal Pradesh is largely based on the climate and topography of the state. While the everyday meal is the usual dal-chawal-subzi-roti, special dishes are cooked during festive...
  By: Meetanjali Sood Kalra Himachal has not really  been touched by any external customs but the western influence has surely vanished the popularity of traditional dresses. With the passage of time there has been a constant change in the clothing...

Shreya & Biniya

Courtesy: Heek featured Shreya Sharma, who plays Biniya in Vishal Bhardwaj’s new movie The Blue Umbrella, in its first issue in April 2006. Some excerpts from that feature: “I’m very possessive about my belongings,” says 13-year-old Shreya Sharma. That’s just like...
HimVani Shimla: Heralding a major leap in healthcare facilities in the state, Fortis Healthcare, a major player in the sector, has announced setting up of a 100-bedded greenfield hospital in Kangra district. The hospital would be first major healthcare...
By: ML Verma Shimla: In a rare incident of communal tension in Himachal, about 500 local people staged a protest at Nerwa suburb in the district, about 110 km from here, this morning, and damaged a mosque to protest against...