Going Down the Silk Route

Recall Dusshera many years ago, when we made the annual garment shopping trip with our mothers to MG Marg. Our mothers would ensure that we buy whole sets of clothes to be used for many years to come. Quality and good workmanship were essential. Getting our night suits stitched from a good tailor was essential….

Ziro for Zero waste

After a tiring 24 hours train journey and a 7 hours Sumo ride across the rough terrains of Arunachal Pradesh what greeted me was an absolute delight. It was after a sharp turn that the vast panorama of Ziro valley finally came in full view. I saw little clusters of villages submerged in vast paddy…

A Newari Folktale – Dhon Cholecha

The Nepali community of Sikkim makes up about 70% of the total population with different sub-communities within this large body. They find their roots in the neighboring country of Nepal due to which many of their folktales and children’s stories will be the same. “Dhon Cholecha” or Old Nanny Goat is a very popular Newari children’s story recorded and…

RACHNA- CAFE FICTION- BOOKMAN BNB

When you visit Gangtok you will usually be first directed to M.G. marg, the main town area that will fulfil all your needs from all kinds of shopping, to money withdrawal or exchange, to beauty parlours and spas to various kinds of eateries. This is the main hub of urban Gangtok life. However, it can…

5 am in Gangtok

5 AM in Gangtok, There is something about it – The air travels all the way from Khangchendzonga, The five repositories of great snow Gently kiss Tsho Lhamu, Bringing Gurudongmar to life, And caressing bodies like mine lost deep in their dreams, Activating all elements and senses bringing Denjong alive we are all awake. I…