Backpacker hostel brand goSTOPS raises $1 million in pre-series A round

NEW DELHI: Backpacker hostel brand goSTOPS has raised $1 million in its Pre-Series A round led by Indian Angel Network (IAN) and Yuj Ventures, the private investing arm of the family office of Xander Group founder Sid Yog.
The round also saw participation from The Chennai Angels, Chandigarh Angels, Lead Angels, Mumbai Angels Network, LetsVenture and goSTOPS’ existing lead investor 1Crowd. KRS Jamwal, Uday Chatterjee and Mitesh Shah led this round at IAN.
“The freshly infused funds will be utilised to grow the company’s supply over the next year and invest in marketing and technology. The company had earlier raised
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YouTube Music announces the largest global Foundry class of artists to date with Bella Shmurda joining the program

The program received the most applications ever this year with a 450% increase in the number of applications from last year.

Artists on the Foundry program will receive a grant to invest in their content and channel development, access to YouTube partner support and workshops, and marketing, social, and press promotion.

Artists will have combined access to resources and teams that will enable them to create and launch their music with greater impact and global reach.

“Artists are navigating a new, increasingly digital industry this year. To adapt and grow, they are finding new ways to create content, connect with

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‘Dune’ and Princess Diana Biopic to Debut at a Starry Venice Film Festival

Five of the 21 competition films are directed by women, Barbera said — down from eight last year. “It might seem a step backward, but that is just a partial point of view,” he added. Female directors appeared to have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic more than their male counterparts, he said, adding, “I really hope they will have a comeback.”

Bong Joon Ho, the director of “Parasite,” will chair the competition jury that also includes the British actress Cynthia Erivo and Chloé Zhao, the director of “Nomadland,” which won last year’s Golden Lion and went on to win

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India farmers to protest near parliament to demand repeal of laws | Agriculture News

As monsoon session of parliament began this week, 200 protesters will gather in central New Delhi to continue their protests.

Indian farmers, protesting about three new farm laws they say threaten their livelihoods, will start a sit-in demonstration near parliament in the centre of the capital New Delhi in a renewed push to pressure the government to repeal the laws.

In the longest-running growers’ protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, tens of thousands of farmers have camped out on main highways leading to New Delhi for more than seven months.

As India’s monsoon session of parliament began this week,

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Jeff Bezos and Crew Land Safely After 10 Minute Trip to Space

Jeff Bezos and Crew Land Safely After 10 Minute Trip to Space | Travel + Leisure

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Farming Simulator 22 Outlines Seasons in PS5, PS4 Agriculture Sim

Don’t worry, we’re not talking about those kind of seasons: Farming Simulator 22 is not hopping on the Battle Pass bandwagon, but is instead adding seasons to its gameplay loop in order to make for a more authentic agricultural experience. The video above gives a good overview of how it all works, showcasing the visual alterations you can expect as you lurch from spring to summer and so on.

Effectively, each in-game day will represent a month, and you can set how long you want each 24 hour period to be. You’ll need to think ahead because specific crops will

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Danner Trail 2650 Campo Hiking Shoe Review

Scouting Report: These hiking shoes are so comfortable, each step feels great, and thanks to their lightweight design, they don’t weigh me down either.

Traveling is officially back and I couldn’t be more excited. After spending lockdown in New York, I’m ready to hit the open air, hike through forests, ride past streams, trample up mountains—all of that good stuff. But, since I haven’t been hiking a ton over the last year or so, I decided it was time to upgrade my footwear. I’m glad I did because I haven’t found a more comfortable pair of shoes to hike in

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US-Mexico, Canada border reopening: Travel restrictions through August

The United States has extended border restrictions on nonessential travel yet again as COVID-19 infections rise in every state. 

U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed through Aug. 21, according to documents to be published in the Federal Register. The previous U.S. border restrictions were set to end Thursday.

The extensions come on the heels of Canada’s Monday announcement that it would reopen its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents Aug. 9, with plans to allow fully vaccinated travelers from any country on Sept. 7.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday: “Any decisions

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Tips for Creating an Environmentally-Friendly Vacation

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From vast forests to glittering glaciers, backpackers understand the importance of protecting our world more than most, which is why we’re making this story free to anyone who wants to trim their own personal carbon footprint. Find more stories about everything outdoors by signing up for Outside+. Members get access to all of Backpacker’s best stories, plus Outside’s other magazines like Climbing and Yoga Journal. Sign up for Outside+ today.

The typical American as an annual carbon footprint of 16 tons, which breaks down to a daily average of 96

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