‘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.
Before you even start reading the article, let me be clear that I am a 4th generation Gorkha settled in Manipur. And I will accept criticism if you at any point feel that the article is a little biased. I am a confused person right now. Suddenly, after having lived for 31 good years of my life, my belongingness and loyalty towards my motherland are being questioned.
In a blow to the West Bengal police the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Darjeeling District Court yesterday quashed their earlier order proclaiming Bimal Gurung, Roshan Giri and four others as “proclaimed offender.”
Many of our youngsters know that we commemorate 27th July as the Saheed Diwas, many more would know that we commemorate it to remember the Gorkhaland martyrs, but very few would know what actually happened that day.
The murderer of thousands of Gorkhas can be the tallest statesman for some people who can compromise with their dignity, but not for those Gorkhas who are even today living a life of dignity.
Kamala Chettri from Darjeeling is a nurse by profession, has found love not only among her patients, but also in the world of modelling. Even though she is pursuing nursing as her career, her forever love for modelling never ebbed. It takes a real discipline to manage two seemingly contrasting interests – nursing and modelling, but Kamala is handling it with ease. She is a “Model Nurse” in true sense.
Darjeeling has always been a Mecca of Music in the Nepali music world, adding to the long list of artists from Darjeeling is Gunjan “Gigga” Lama. Though Rap music took time to dig its roots in Darjeeling hills, today we have exciting new up and coming artists who are looking to establish Brand Darjeeling firmly in the hearts and minds of music lovers.
But after the formation of DGHC with the intervention of then Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi there is a complete paradigm shift. The people of Darjeeling Hills trust New Delhi to fulfill their aspirations rather than trusting and believing Writers Building or Nabanna in Kolkata.
A 20-year-old boxing prodigy Jyoti Pradhan, originally from Darjeeling who had represented Bengal in the Nationals died during practice on Wednesday afternoon.
Darjeeling MP Raju Bista has taken up with the Union Government the demand for the establishment of a Central University in Darjeeling, and claimed that the Human Resources Development minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, has given assurances that he would take the matter up on a priority basis.