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May
2019

Namprikdang in mystical land of the Lepchas

I had not heard about the Namprikdang in my earlier visits to Sikkim, until a trip exactly ten years back. Then, one of the senior most tourism officers of the state himself suggested us to go there. We were then already on way to North Sikkim. Hence we decided to stay there on our way […]

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Getting ‘high’ in the hills!

Fermented alcoholic drinks have been part of different local cultures  since time immemorial. They have been part of local traditions and the art has been transferred from generations to generation. Many survived and many modified themselves. In India, wherever you go, you will find such local flavours in deep interiors of the hinterland. One such […]

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Photo of the Day – Search for an elusive signal

Life is not easy, especially if you are in armed forces and posted at a high altitude, far and away from your family. This ordinary looking photo is a testimony to it. Tsomgo Lake in North-east Sikkim in India is located at an altitude of 3753 metres and close to China border at Nathu-La. Although […]

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सिक्किमः कंचनजंघा की गोद में बसा स्वर्ग

छोटा सा लेकिन प्राकृतिक दृष्टि से बेहद खूबसूरत राज्य सिक्किम हिमालय के ठीक पूर्वी छोर पर स्थित है। हिमालय से इसकी नजदीकी इतनी ज्यादा है कि इस पर दुनिया की तीसरी सबसे ऊंची चोटी कंचनजंघा (8598 मीटर) की छत्रछाया मानी जाती है। यही वजह है कि सिक्किम कंचनजंघा को देवता की तरह पूजता है। प्राकृतिक […]

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