international film festival shimla

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last weekend was beautiful october weather
as we chanced on the international film festival

hosted in the two halls of gaiety theater
it was such a delight to be able to attend
at least one screening that hit the right chords

we managed to watch sinjar
the first movie in janseri language
which apparently won best feature film
at national film awards earlier this year.

we also met the director -sandeep papally
and i managed to shake hands, congratulate
and take a smiling picture of him in himachali topi 🙂

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shimla snapshots

It’s been two months since I moved to Shimla
and this place is teeming with colonial leftovers.
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this post is an ode to some landmarks in Mall Road area…

Christ Church 1857

 

Old Railway Board Building 1896

 

Post Office 1910

 

Central Telegraph Office 1922

 

Indian CoffeeHouse 1957

But these are beautiful reminders
and Shimla has done well in preserving
and promoting these heritage buildings.