British spy smuggled famous Darjeeling Tea from China in 1848 – Malcolm Ferris-Lay

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Darjeeling Tea  history – British tea expert Malcolm Ferris-Lay narrated a history of intrigue and industrial espionage in 1848 when the East India Co. sent a spy to China to smuggle out tea plants. These were later planted in Darjeeling and came to be globally famous as the unique “Darjeeling Tea”. Tea Planter with Tea […]

Darjeeling in the middle of political crossroads, squat of unity – Himalayan Talk

10:15 PM
HIMALAYAN TALK A great street sweeper who performed shoddily Darjeeling in the middle of crossroads, squat of unity If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all hosts of heaven and earth […]

Mahendra Lama’s interview with Hindustan Times

11:20 PM
The following is the exclusive interview of Dr Mahendra Lama with Hindustan Times in Darjeeling. In the interview Dr Lama talks about Gorkhaland for identity and development and Gorkhaland for strengthening national security. Mahendra Lama taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University and then headed Sikkim University. Now contesting as an independent, he spoke to HT at his […]

Jairam Ramesh against Gorkhaland and Bodoland but supports Vidharba

11:06 PM
Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that he supports formation of a separate Vidarbha state, but is opposed to the idea of carving out Gorkhaland and Bodoland. Union Minister Jairam Ramesh Ramesh, who had just days ago made a strong pitch for division of Uttar Pradesh, said that the state was ungovernable in its present […]

Bimal Gurung appeals Dr Mahendra P. Lama to support BJP

1:48 PM
GJM chief Bimal Gurung appeals  Dr Mahendra P. Lama an independent candidate to come forward and support BJP in this Lok Sabha (2014) election in Darjeeling constituency.Feeling the heat this time around in Darjeeling for Lok Sabha seat, GJM chief , Gurung calls for unity in the hill for the sake of Gorkhaland and support […]

Bimal Gurung – Mamata can kill me like Kishenji

9:54 AM
Bimal Gurung today said the Mamata Banerjee’s government could kill him like Maoist leader Kishen was gunned down by joint anti-rebel forces in West Midnapore. Gurung was speaking about alleged “state terror” during the hill agitation last year. Bimal Gurung – Mamata can kill me like Kishen “They can kill me like Kishen. This is […]

Government apathy and neglect across Darjeeling hills continues

1:36 PM
Rapid Action Force Occupy School – Children Forced to Study in the Open A glaring example of government apathy and neglect can be seen across Darjeeling hills, but none more prominently than in how our future i.e. our children are being treated by the government. [Photo: Himalaya Darpan] Since December 2013, Sunsari Primary School in […]

Shri S. S. Ahluwalia as BJP Darjeeling Lok Sabha candidate

10:08 PM
Shri S. S. Ahluwalia has been announced formally by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha ( GJM) as the BJP candidate from Darjeeling constituency. Bimal Gurung the chief of GJM officially made an announcement that he would like to thank Shri Narendra Modi for nominating Shri S. S. Ahluwalia who is vice president of BJP as the […]
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