Capt. Amber Singh Gurung (Retd ) joined the Gorkha Regiment on 9th of March, 1943 – at the height of World War – II and went on to serve the army for 36 years, 3 months and 12 days.
To be born with conviction, of what you want to do or be, is both a blessing and a curse. The majority of us do not know, many ever, what is it that we want to achieve in life. For most of us the ‘PURPOSE’ of our life remains ever elusive. Even for those who know exactly what they want to do or be in life, many may not be able to live their dream because of numerous constraints and pressures.
One of the main focuses of TheDC team has been to highlight Gorkha achievers who despite all odds have excelled in their field. While the whole nation is celebrating the success of Jitu Rai, there are those whose names are yet to catch the popular fancy. Mr Sisir Rai is one such sportsperson who has stood against all odds and kept his passion for shooting as well as the Gorkha name flying high.
Having spent half of his life as a drug addict, Bashu Isaiah Rai Lorung from Darjeeling decided after 15-16 years of drug abuse that being clean and sober had become a matter of life and death. So, Rai who was working for H.P Invent, one of the best corporate sector company in the business decided to dedicate his entire life helping those who have gone through the same phase as him.
Not many from Darjeeling region have heard of Nilu Yuleena Thapa… but in the fashion world, her name stands out as being one of the leading fashion bloggers from India.
Pushkar Chhetri, joins Adwiti Subba Haffner in a captivating interview as he talks about his life after the ill-fated accident 20 years ago that left him with a horrific spinal cord injury, rendering him paraplegic for life (paralyzed from the waist down)! Read the full interview of this incredible man who even under dire circumstances has lived like a pukka unbeatable “Gorkha” with courage, grit and “Khaile haar nakhaney” (indomitable will) admirable attitude.
Born in a troubled city, in a troubled time – Sujai Lama decided to rise above his struggles and the daily grind. There have been many sporting greats from amongst us, who have made it big at the national and international level – but no one, as far as we know, has worked this hard… and come this far… and yet remained so obscure that the amazing story of his struggles and sporting legacy has remained out of the public view till today.
The budding musician, Prayas Biswakarma’s journey as a musician began not anywhere else, but within the four walls of his house. Trained by his father, Rudra Mani Biswakarma, founder music teacher at Gandhi Ashram School, Kalimpong, Prayas started playing the violin at a very early age. His sister, Kushmita Biswakarma, is also a well-known violinist from Kalimpong.
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate HER for being WHO SHE IS – A Woman!!
Saharman Dewan was born in Ging Tea estate to Shri Harka Bahadur and Suklachhi Dewan on 16th of July 1939. He was only 6 years old when his father passed away, and was brought up by his aunt (mother’s sister) and her loving husband. Losing a father so early in life was difficult, but Saharman persevered with the help and support from his new family. Under their guidance, Saharman studied up to class 8 at Ging Primary School and finished his schooling from Rama Krishna Educational Institute (RKPS).