In a recent incident, the pioneering ex-army settlers in Vijaynagar, Arunachal Pradesh, most of them Gorkhas, have been served eviction notice. The settlers in Vijaynagar are retired army personnel, were sent by the Government of India in the 1960s to occupy the territory so that India can stake its claim over this uninhabited land.
Sanjay Pradhan from Sukhia Pokhri, has ranked 13th in WBSC Examination 2018 (Executive Cadre) whose results were declared recently. He is the only candidate from the Darjeeling Hills or the Gorkha community to be selected under the Executive Cadre.
The Kalimpong Massacre is a pivotal moment in the history of Darjeeling, and literally marks the day when our beautiful, peaceful, silent, and tolerant hills lost its innocence. The anger which was given birth on July 27th, 1986… ended up engulfing all of the hills, Terai and Dooars. Thousands of youth lost their lives, thousands of mothers lost their sons and daughters, thousands of wives became widows and thousands of children became orphans.
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.
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.
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.
The onset of winter is a prelude to a beautiful season of emotions, merry, tension – it is the season of Marriages. This season will give rise to gossips and whispers, did you hear?
Subramanian Swamy had tweeted in many states we had made promises we could not keep. Gorkhaland is top priority. Must make it a Union Territory as promised
Being born as the daughter of a Delhi Police Gorkha, I feel extremely honoured and fortunate. I’m grateful that I am a part of this big family. It’s pretty hard for me to imagine where and what I would have been doing if my father would’ve not been a police officer.