HC Pune section Film & Guest Lecture

HC Pune section - Film & Guest lecture by Anindya Mukherjee and Kiki Mathawan

Dear Friends,

The Himalayan Club’s Pune section is pleased to invite you for film & guest lectures - SUNANDA by Anindya Mukherjee and THE KINGDOMS OF THE PUNJAB HIMALAYAS by Kiki Mathawan.

Date: Sunday, 14 January 2018 at 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Venue: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, Ghole Road, Shivajinagar, Pune
Entry: FREE. (Seating arrangement: First come first serve basis).

Please note that the registration for this screening is free, and seating arrangements are on first come first serve basis. The doors of the auditorium will open 30 min prior to the event.

Looking forward to see you there...!

Dr Raghunath Godbole 
Hon Local Secretary - Pune
The Himalayan Club


SUNANDA by Anindya Mukherjee
In June-July, 2014, a small, lightweight and semi-alpine style expedition successfully climbed the south ridge of Nanda Devi East (7434m) in the Kumaun Himalaya, India. On 3 July, 2014, the summit was reached by four members of the team. This was the 12th ascent of the peak out of 26 expeditions in the past 75 years. In this audio-visual presentation, as we climb the south ridge, we make a parallel journey with the past and try to pay our tribute to the struggle, success and tragedy of the Polish team that made its first ascent in 1939 and was obscured by the haze of war.

A talk on the history and legacy of the various kingdoms of the Punjab Himalayas ranging from the state of Jammu and Kashmir with an area of 222,236 sq km to small states in the Shimla Hills only a few sq km in area. These Kingdoms and the inter relationships between them shaped the history as well as the culture of the Western Himalayas and the people who live amongst them.

About Speakers:

Anindya Mukherjee
Anindya Mukherjee is an adventurer, mountaineer, explorer and storyteller based in Kolkata. He has cycled from the Equator to Tropic of Capricorn (2012) in Africa & is the first Indian to bike across the Sahara (2017). He has raced on Elbrus (2008) as the first South Asian to have qualified for the finals. He is the recipient of the inaugural Jagdish Nanavati Award for excellence in Mountaineering (2012). He explores mountains & glaciers in the Himalaya.

Prashant (Kiki) Mathawan
Kiki Mathawan is an occasional writer and photographer who has spent his formative years in living amidst the Himalayas in the most beautiful of its Vales, Kashmir. With familial relations in Himachal Pradesh as well he has widely travelled in these parts of the Himalayas and as such tries to highlight the history and culture of these mountains.