Brushing up on hill history with the governor

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Oct. 12: The Lepchas did not have any firearms to drive away marauding animals hundreds of years ago, but the community members had a solution in the suthong soat. The frame of this small indigenous weapon had a bow and arrow attached to it complete with a trigger mechanism to scare animals …

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Closer to Sydney after Spring & Summer

The Telegraph RAJEEV RAVIDAS Prayash Biswakarma in Siliguri on Saturday. Picture by Kundan Yolmo Kalimpong, Oct. 11: Prayash Biswakarma, a young violinist from the hill town, has won the Siliguri leg of the Global Youth Music competition, an achievement that takes him a step closer to the final meet in Sydney. The 11-year-old was adjudged …

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Teesta rises, rafts on bank – Rain lashes hills and plains, weatherman forecasts showers for two more days

The Telegraph Rajeev Ravidas Kalimpong, Oct. 7: Torrential rain in the past 24 hours couldn’t have come at a worse time for the river rafting units at Melli and Teesta Bazaar, which were hoping for a brisk business during the tourism season. As the rain swelled the Teesta, the rafting in the river was cancelled …

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