The kind of massage you only want once

A hilarious account of this author's encounter with a Kalimpong local masseur.. A must read. This particular version seems to be an edited/summarized version of a much longer essay published By Bruce Kirkby some years ago. The original & much longer version can be viewed at this link. -admin The Globe and Mail BRUCE KIRKBY …

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Interlocutor calls it a day

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, March 4: Vijay Madan, the Centre’s interlocutor to hold talks on the Darjeeling impasse, today tendered his resignation, indicating that not much progress could be achieved on the issue. “With the Assembly elections round the corner, there is no possibility of some dramatic announcement. I have tendered my resignation as …

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Gorkha protests bleed north Bengal

http://www.business-standard.comShine JacobKumani / Darjeeling March 3, 2011, 0:44 ISTEconomy takes a hit, with tourist arrivals declining 70% and tea production 17% since 2008.“Tell them you are not a Bengali.” The survival tip from a top Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader was almost ominous.Streets draped in green-white-yellow GJM flags, a small procession on every street, road …

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