For the Love of Nature: Messages from a young Nature Conservationist

“Influencing people is not easy. It is a slow and gradual process…” expresses a young conservationist and a lover of nature, Arundeep Singha, from Silchar, Assam. We are living in times when one after the other, nations are declaring a state of climate emergency. In times like these, it is also the work of conservationists…

Wearabout are we? Lessons from people, streets and times

Browsing through the Wearabout blog is an enthralling experience altogether. One of the most notable format in Wearabout is that of drawing parallels. In one such post titled ‘Boot Boys & Recycling Girls’ the post is a juxtaposition of two images: of two young boys who work in a shoe shop/restaurant in Shillong and of…

Siliguri to Sikkim: Bending it on the butterfly highway

There is more than one reason to travel to Sikkim, among New York Times’ 52 must visit locations for 2017. But the four-hour drive from Bagdogra airport in North Bengal to the state capital, Gangtok, itself makes for quite an experience. Gangtok may only be 120 kms away but the ever-towering Himalayan terrain keeps car…

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…