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Temi: Sikkim’s own tea story

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

Feel the bliss of silence, writes SOMEN SENGUPTA as he takes the route to Temi that passes through the hills enveloped under the cool and dark shadows of thick pine and oak The popular notion is that Sikkim has no great story of tea plantation like Assam or Bengal do. The...

A patriotic cycling expedition

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | AKSHITA RAWAT | in Agenda

Specialist battalion unit of the Indian Army, Desert Hawks, has launched a cycling expedition to inspire the youth, reports AKSHITA RAWAT The ‘Desert Hawks’ is a specialist battalion unit of the Indian Army for operations in the desert sector. It was formed in November 10, 1966. The formal name of...

A quaint house in the hills

Sunday, 22 Jan 2017 | AMITAV CHAKRABORTY | in Agenda

Pahadi House in Kanatal, Uttarakhand, is the perfect place to savour the simple life of the hills and also to see the Himalayan landscape, writes AMITAV CHAKRABORTY Tired of three months of driving and high altitude treks with my St Bernard, Leo, I decided to call it a day and decided...

The land of divine union

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

Baijnath Temple holds significance because, according to Hindu mythology, it stands near the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga, where Lord Shiva and Parvati got married, writes Somen Sengupta With a breathtaking 300-km-wide angle view of splendid Kumaon Himalaya in the background, a small village on the bank of River...

Rabdentse tells Sikkim’s story of glory

Sunday, 25 Dec 2016 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

The walls and floor of this ruinous city reveal a thousand stories of power and glory, and also carry the burning torch of the rich Indian heritage, which not many of us are aware of, writes Somen Sengupta This is a little known fact that under the shadow of the majestic...

The unknown royal city

Sunday, 30 Oct 2016 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

Those with the knowledge of history will be astonished after learning of the rich legacy of Agartala, writes SOMEN SENGUPTA It is tough to find Tripura on the map of India. The small State, which is landlocked from three sides by Bangladesh, is mostly in the news for political reasons. Its...

A weekend getaway with a difference

Sunday, 02 Oct 2016 | Suresh Srinivasan | in Agenda

At the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, the chances of spotting tigers are bright in May and June. The park is also home to leopards, a wide variety of reptiles and birds, such as greylag goose and kingfishers, writes Suresh Srinivasan The desire to experience a safari with tiger sighting had been...

A day trip to Lake Como

Sunday, 11 Sep 2016 | Kushan Mitra | in Agenda

Of all the alpine lakes that dot Austria, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland, Lake Como on the northern border of Italy is by far and away one of the most stunning. If you find yourself with a day to spare in Milan, you absolutely have to go there, writesKushan Mitra Travelling to...

In the shadow of a modern monk

Sunday, 14 Aug 2016 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

Almora was Swami Vivekananda’s favourite abode in the hills, writes Somen Sengupta In mid-19th century, India was at the cusp of a new awakening that took it on the path of modernisation. It was a new dawn for millions of Indians who had been deprived under the Mughal rule for almost...

The individual’s responsibility in a democracy

Sunday, 14 Aug 2016 | VALLABH BHANSHALI | in Agenda

Correct understanding of citizenship and democracy should be inculcated among school students, says VALLABH BHANSHALI We are so used to complaining and cursing when the roads are flooded, water supply stops, trains are dirty, schooling is corrupt or inaccessible, and over a thousand other things. Occasionally, we also laud the Government...

SOUNDBITE

In the case of both nations, India and Afghanistan, cross-border terrorism is originating from Pakistan which is also patronising it.

Afghan Speaker | Abdul R Ibrahimi

I have said goodbye to international cricket. I have played with seriousness and in a professional way for my country.

Pakistani cricketer | Shahid Afridi

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US Defence Secretary | Jim Mattis
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