‘Gorkhaland’ the very name evokes strong sentiments – from a motley crew of passionate supporters to very dedicated gang of opposers, to a vast majority of well-meaning but clueless neutrals who irrespective of their understanding of the issue or absolute lack of it, comment on it passionately.
Darjeeling MP Raju Bista on Friday wanted to know from Union minister for Jal shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat what considerations have been made by his ministry regarding the cascading effects of dams on river Teesta.
There is a famous story about this king Satyavrata, who wanted to ascend heaven in his human form. He found a willing partner in Sage Viswamitra – who through his immense powers managed to send Satyavrata to heaven without dying, but Indra, the king of heaven, refused to permit a human to enter the realms of heaven, alive – for it was against the law of nature. Amid Indra’s refusal, and Viswamitra’s iron will — Satyavrata by now known as Trishank, hung upside down between heaven and earth and there he has remained ever since – in a state of limbo.
The Darjeeling hills, Terai and Dooars are one of the most complex and complicated, cosmopolitan regions in India. This region is a miniature replica of our nation and the complexities surrounding it. Anyone wishing to govern such a complex piece of geography should have a thorough understanding of its history, polity, politics and socio-cultural fabric.
The Dooars Nepali Sahitya Vikas Samiti celebrated its annual program with an unforgettable music performance by young and talented singer, Pushpan Pradhan.
We have to make a well thought-out choice and cast our vote for a candidate and through our choices may weigh heavily upon us, we will at least have made one. At the struggle for the soul of our community intensifies, we simply do not have a choice but to make a choice.
Nagarkatta police have found blood drenched dead body of Priyanka Lama(24) on Saturday evening. She is the resident of Chadar Line near Hindi High School…
In 2015, when we had asked her “what is Your dream”? she had said, “to play for Indian team and represent India in international events.”
As tempting as it might be for the Center to implement President’s rule, they will in all likelihood wait out for this storm to pass, much like how they waited for Gorkhaland agitation to simmer down. As far as BJP central leadership is concerned, they seem to be in mood to give Mamata any toe hold.
Human-animal conflict in our region is increasing by the day, yet the authorities have not taken any steps to neutralize such conflicts, which harm both…