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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Prof. Mahendra P. Lama: Condemn this act of Desperation and Violence

Condemn this act of Desperation and Violence We write this note to vehemently condemn the killing of two innocent persons from Dooars and Kalimpong by the state security agencies at Shibshu and also those who instructed to carry out such brutal act. In a democratic country like ours , protests, strikes and resentments for any …

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Darjeeling, a travesty of democracy – Niraj Lama

Measure the difference between ‘an attack on democratic forces’ and ‘simply a case of murder’. It is obvious that the government of West Bengal is once again not going to uphold the law when it comes to Darjeeling. Their ‘bigger concern’ is the tripartite talks. To arrest Morcha leaders including Gurung, who was included in …

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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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Tibetan Mirror Press & Tharchin Babu: Then and now

The discovery of the photograph of the Tibetan Mirror Press and its editor Mr. Tharchin (or Rev. G. Tharchin, or Tharchin Babu) necessitates the stitching together of some past stories... Dr. Sonam Wangyal's essay about Tharchin Babu titled "Kalimpong's Lonely Warrior" had a wonderful description of the editor of the Tibet Mirror Press and Kalimpong …

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