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(BR) This is not a social experiment but a real life scenario please watch this video and try to change your self.
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‘Chai Talk’ in Shimla Engenders Ideas for Social Impact

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Shimla-Amrita Bhasin walks in with glasses of water held in a thriftily-made tray, she indorses as her prized possession, to the room sparsely populated with individuals indulged in inconsequential conversation. The room is well lit, a corner is neatly draped in casual handicrafts, works from Robert Ludlum to Anurag Mathur stacked in parts, and handworks of modest and budding artists grace the walls. In the center of the room, an old metal trunk is used as a make-shift table while the floor is arranged with throwaway pillows, a cot, and few chairs, waiting keenly for their occupants.

This doesn’t seem a picture book setting for a conversation to make change outside of the room. But it is, it is the meeting base for Chai Talk – a safe and even opportunity dialogue to generate solicitous ideas for social impact organized by FurasatSe in collaboration with Swach Himalaya and Unbox Himachal Valley.

In attendance on Chai Talk on Sunday, 10 November, were poets, singers, teachers, social and media activists, young lawyers, ecological travelers, an Army Captain and event managers, all with single lined agenda of knowing each other and arriving at thoughtful ideas to work on over the next few months.

The session was also attended by Himachal Watcher on invitation by Amrita of FursatSe. 

The session kicked-off with introduction and a round of piping-hot chai prepared by Savitoj (founder Swach Himalaya) and served by Amrita (Founder FurasatSe), while Shivee Sirmauri of and Unbox Himachal Valley talked herself through and out, as all gathered listened to her journey filled with bumpy rides.

The discussion gathered momentum and talks at length were delivered around the ethics of media, poetry and the challenges of independent thought, after school classes for children of immigrant labourers, and how two young ladies with settled careers in Delhi, walked up to the Queen of Hills to make significant change to lives of people here.

Over another round of chai, melodious song by a promising young singer Vagisha, insightful talk on individual’s right to property, quality of life and the challenges of being a lawyer, the meet-up was culminated with the promise to create awareness campaigns on mental health, women rights, conditions of old age homes, and on educating people about alternatives of single-use plastic.

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Stray Cattle Menace in Himachal: After Two Deaths, a 12-Year-Old Critically Injured in Bull Attack in Mandi

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Shimla- Stray cattle menace in Himachal Pradesh is reaching an alarming level as the population of abandoned animals continues to grow on roads. After an elderly succumbed to his injuries sustained in an attack by a bull in Mandi district on November 5, 2019, now a 12-year-old landed in hospital with critical injuries in Dran area.

In September 2019, an elderly man had died in Bilaspur district after a bull attacked him.  This makes it the third such attack during the last three months.

As per the report, a 12-year-old Kushal Kumar was on his way to school on Wednesday morning when a bull attacked him in Batheri village of Drang Vidhan Sabha constituency. Hearing the screams of the child, some people rescued him. However, the child sustained critical injuries on his face and eyes.

He was rushed to a hospital in Kautola area. After initial treatment, the boy was referred to the Zonal Hospital Mandi, from where he was referred to Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla.

His uncle informed that Kushal is a student of VII class in Batheri school and his parents are farmers.

His uncle has urged the district administration to send such stray cattle to shelters for the safety of the people, especially elderly and children.

While the government brags about being serious to constructing cow-shelters, the number of stray cattle doesn’t seem to have gone down in reality.

The government claims that it also established ‘Gau Seva Aayog’ on March 1, 2019. Also, the government had been collecting 15 percent of the income of temple trusts and Rs 1 Gauvansh cess on sale as per bottle of liquor, from which the amount of Rs. 7.95 crore has been collected in Aayogs account

The lackadaisical attitude of the district administrations and police towards taking effective measures to control stray cattle menace is now resulting in deaths and injuries in attacks by these animals.

Despite State High Court’s orders passed in 2014 to tag cattle to make it easier to trace back the owner who abandoned them, there is hardly any execution. Otherwise, it would have been possible to take legal action against people to deter them from simply abandoning cattle. 

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Sample of 13 More Drugs Manufactured in Himachal Fail CDSCO Test

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Shimla- Thirteen more drugs manufactured in Himachal Pradesh-based pharmaceutical companies have failed the Central Drugs Standards Control Organization test for quality and standard.

During the last 10 months, over 300 drugs in India were declared sub-standard after testing, and 90 of these were manufactured in Himachal Pradesh. It indicates that pharmaceutical companies are playing with the health of the people by consistently manufacturing sub-standard stocks.

Though the Health Minister Vipin Parmar claimed that companies manufacturing these drugs would be black-listed, it’s to be seen if any action is taken in reality or not.  

The CDSCO has tested a total of 1163 samples for October month. After the testing, CDSCO issued an alert for a total of 36 drugs in India that failed the test. Out of these 36, 13 drugs were found to be manufactured in Himachal Pradesh.

The Details of Drugs That Failed Test and Manufactures


Nine of these drugs were manufactured in India’s pharmaceutical hub Baddi in Solan district, two in Kangra, one in Una and one in Sirmaur. These drugs include medicines for heart, blood pressure, anti-biotic, allergy, calcium, diabetes etc.

As per the CDSCO’s directions, all drugs manufactured in such batches would be withdrawn from the market.

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