From Himal Magazine: A Lepcha in your own land – Peter Karthak

http://www.himalmag.com On being an ‘outsider’ in Kathmandu and remembering the past. At the very outset, I must be a village explainer: Firstly, my full name is Peter John Karthak, and this name has been a frequent irritant in my life. Secondly, I am a Lepcha, a far-eastern aboriginal nationality of Ilam, in Nepal, a group …

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END OF A DREAM – Victor Bannerjee mourns the loss of his close friend, Madan Tamang

The Telegraph - Opinion FREE SPIRIT Victor Banerjee mourns the loss of his close friend, Madan Tamang His email address was simply rhododel@: his magnificently wild and creatively cultivated hillside garden was less treacherous than Eden, and yet on the edge of every leaf was a timeless drop of suspense that one never expected would …

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