An Orphaned Nation

-By Janice Mukhia Imagine a talent show being the litmus test to your identity. On any given day that would seem absurd? I don’t get it and neither do I expect you to. But believe it or not……..Indian Idol III, or more importantly so, the aftermaths of its results is what made me reflect on …

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Idol worship to war – Rumours spark Siliguri riot

http://www.telegraphindia.com Sept. 28: Unfounded rumours of hooliganism by supporters of Indian Idol 3 winner Prashant Tamang led to street riots in Siliguri today, prompting police firing, army intervention and an indefinite curfew. Some 5,000 marchers, including 800 schoolchildren, were protesting against a Delhi radio jockey’s controversial remarks about Tamang’s Nepalese origins when a local mob …

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Hill girls to perform in Bangkok – Cultural show add-on to business meet

RAJEEV RAVIDAS http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Sept. 28: A four-member dance troupe of St Joseph’s Convent here today left for Bangkok to participate in the Northeast India Trade and Investment Opportunities Week to be held from October 1 to 4. The troupe comprising Rhea Gurung, Bitisha Thapa, Yankeela Bhutia and Shivani Karki — all students of Class …

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Hill strike against RJ remark – Kalimpong shut for a day

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Sept. 27: The Kalimpong subdivision observed a 24-hour strike today to protest against an alleged derogatory remark made against the Gorkha community by a radio jockey of a Delhi-based FM radio station recently. The strike, officially called by the Kalimpong unit of the GNLF, had the support of the ordinary people who came …

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