By: Shikha Patial Shimla: There’s something amazingly special about Saturdays on the Shimla Mall Road. The century old Mall Road buzzes extraordinarily on Saturdays with the ensemble of city’s entire young crowd. It wasn’t always the same; Saturdays were no...
By: Bhawani Negi At a time when there is a mad race to exploit every little stream flowing down the slopes of Himachal Pradesh, there is one voice talking restrain – a person who has been part of the hydro-electric...
By: Ravinder Sharma* Hindu religion glorifies the mother through devotional songs addressed to goddess Parvati, the mother of the universe, seeking her blessings. Why then her human equivalents are not accorded the same respect and care - especially the tiny...
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...
By: Vijay Samyal Fatehpur: While industry in Himachal Pradesh has been struggling with, in fact lamenting, the 70% quota condition for employing Himachalis imposed by the state government, local contractors appear more-than-enthusiastic to demand similar reservation for themselves in execution...
HimVani Palampur: Fifty village women from 20 self-help groups associated with Samridhi Women's Cooperative Society came together at the society's Thakurdwara facility to celebrate Women's Day today. The celebration was organized by Samridhi in collaboration with Himachal AIDS Control Society....
By: Ajai Srivastava Shimla: Jamyang (33), a Dharamshala based Tibetan refugee monk and Director of Tong-Len Charitable Trust, has said that the excellent results of his pilot project at the slums of Charan Khudd in Dharamshala have encouraged him to...
By: Tikender Panwar Barapole, a beautiful village in the tribal valley of Kinnaur district, had around 100 houses belonging to scheduled tribe and scheduled caste families who had been living there together for ages. The village was known for its...

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: While the state government reacted sharply to a media report stating that a suspected swine flu case had been detected in Shimla a day earlier, stating that there were no such cases, two suspected cases were reported in...