Sikkim’s Daramdin village – a home to rare species of rose

Sikkim’s Daramdin village – a home to rare species of rose

Daramdin village, approximately 120 kilometres from capital town Gangtok in Sikkim, is home to various species of rose. Villagers, especially women, here cultivate huge quantity of rose and sell its wide varieties. Sikkim is known for its rich organic farming as the majority of the population in the state depends upon agriculture directly or indirectly. The […]

In a first, nominations for Padma awards open to public

In a first, nominations for Padma awards open to public

SHILLONG: In a step towards transforming the prestigious Padma Awards into truly a people’s award, government has asked Indian citizens to make nominations. This would mean that the national awards will no longer remain restricted to the elite. The government has allowed the general public to be involved in the nomination process to make it transparent […]

A walk along the ridge at Tarey Bhir, Namchi – Sikkim

A walk along the ridge at Tarey Bhir, Namchi – Sikkim

situated on a beautiful locale near a rural hamlet called Sadam, which is about 18 km away from Namchi. The 3 km long stone bridge from where views of Sikkim’s mountains and villages can be seen. It is the only place from where Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Teesta River can be seen at a one eye […]

Manipur: Bondina Elangam’s venture to connect with women through poetry

Manipur: Bondina Elangam’s venture to connect with women through poetry

A newbie in poetry world, Bondina Elangam endeavours to write verses that will mesmerize women to thread a connection with each and every word. The poetess is soon going to publish her debut collection ‘Between the Poet and her pencil’ that encapsulates the gist of what women in India go through emotionally and physically. Speaking […]

Sikkim and Nagaland among the top five state with best sanitation coverage

Sikkim and Nagaland among the top five state with best sanitation coverage

Prime Minister Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission, an ambitious Rs 1.96 lakh crore programme to promote cleanliness in India by 2019, with fanfare two years ago. Ahmedabad, Anand and Panchmahal districts of Gujarat have found a place at the bottom of the 2016 Swachh Survekshan list releasedon Thursday —with poor access to sanitation facilities, […]

Calling all Northeast Indian bands for CD compilation!

Calling all Northeast Indian bands for CD compilation!

‘Who is playing?’ is calling all Northeast Bands to participate in their debut CD compilation for the North-eastern Edition Part 1.  ‘Who is Playing?’ is known for enthralling the audiences with some mesmerizing projects like Kolkata Underground Fest, Sunfire Rock Fest, etc.  Since its inception in 2014, the independent production house is gruelling to promote […]

In conversation with Dutch brutal death metal band, Dictated

In conversation with Dutch brutal death metal band, Dictated

Dictated is a five piece death metal band from Holland formed in the year 2008, consisting of York Keijzer on vocals, Sonja Schuringa on guitar, Yessica Otten on guitar, Koen Verstralen on bass and Frank on (session) drums.  The band was founded by the furious female guitar tandem Yessica Otten and Sonja Schuringa. Since their […]