Dateline Mussoorie: As the Winterline spreads its magic across the horizon, the hill-station of Mussoorie gears up to host a virtual online edition of the three-day Mussoorie Mountain Festival, 2020, from the Hanifl Centre.
A galaxy of eminent writers, poets, historians, mountaineers, conservationists, explorers, musicians and photographers from India and abroad will virtually converge from the 7th-9th of December, celebrating the diversity of the Himalaya.
Stephen Alter, the Founding Director of the festival tells us, “Because the festival is a virtual event we have kept all of the presentations relatively short, from a maximum of ten minutes to some that are only one minute long. We hope this will keep the festival fast paced and engaging for our audience.”
The Tetseo Sisters of Nagaland and Cadenza Collective from Nepal, will perform songs recorded especially for the Mussoorie Mountain Festival 2020, making it an unforgettable experience.
Steve further adds, “Anyone who watches the Mussoorie Mountain Festival 2020 should expect an exciting variety of experiences from musical performances to talks by eminent mountaineers and conservationists. Our program includes everything from insightful presentations on the bats of Uttarakhand to the Living Goddess of Kathmandu.”
Down the years, the Mussoorie Writer’s Mountain Festival has become an ode to the Himalaya that encompasses all aspects of mountain culture, natural history and art. The Mussoorie Mountain festival has made its mark both on the national as well as the international literary circuit.