HimVani Shimla: Exposing the inhuman conditions in which visually challenged, vocally and audibly challenged students of the special school in Dhalli, near Shimla are living, the Himachal chapter of Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (SDRS) has threatened to seek...
By: Varun Rattan Singh Often we hear people saying in Himachal: “Nothing can be done here”. These words have been abused to an extent that the very idea has become firmly engraved in minds of young people in Himachal. The...

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: Overseas Indians can now forward all their queries in relation to investments in India to the Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), launched by the Ministry of Overseas Indians Affairs (MOIA) in association with the Confederation of Indian...
By: Naresh Sharma Throughout my life, I have been a victim of bitter experience relating to my mother tongue - "Kangri".  Though born and brought up in Delhi, I still believe I belong to district Kangra,  Himachal Pradesh (HP).  My...
Photos and copyright: Ken Stearns It was a cold blustery day at Bir, (like beer) India as I took this photo of the monastery. There is a sense of joy and lightness about Tibetan...
By: Ajai Srivastava Shimla: It was a moment of pride for all those who believe in the basic values of Indian culture and fundamental rights when 151 men, women and children were given an opportunity to return to their...
Write-up and photo by: D D Sharma A woman and a man in Holi (Chamba) at their spinning wheels A small village of Holi, about 64 km from Chamba town, for the past four years is laying much emphasis on...
HimVani PALAMPUR: The Himalayan Policy Campaign Committee (HPCC) has written to the Prime Minister, bringing to his notice the ongoing struggle between tribals in Kinnaur and a company executing a hydroelectric project in the Karchham-Wangtoo area. In the letter, the Committee...
HIM VANI MANDI: Thirty-four panchayats in Himachal Pradesh have been declared clean in terms of sanitation facilities, and would be honoured by the President of India next year with Nirmal Gram Puraskars. Mandi leads the state with 27 panchayats from...