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Plea to save Mother EARTH

I am referring to the time earlier when Darjeeling was in its pristine state. During the time when Darjeeling was described as a lovely, beautiful forested land, when she was worthy of being called the 'Queen of Hills' … Darjeeling's corrugated hills were beautiful until they were touched by the corrupt minds of humans.

Nationalism and the idea of India

Conversely, in the present scenario, the idea of nationalism propagated by Tagore might be deemed controversial as we are witnessing various narratives of nationalism which are stringent in their outlook and do not want to compromise with their set idea or version of nationalism.

Eklavya’s kinship with ancient North Bengal

Eklavya, a character from the longest recorded epic Mahabharata, who disparages the heroic greatness of Arjuna, the gallant conqueror of the great epic and gleams with his chivalry, his sacrifice, and his devotion to the preceptor, somehow had a kinship with the ruler of ancient North Bengal, which was famously known as Pundravardhana in the primordial period.

A major contemporary thinker

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, one of the most celebrated economists in the world, pens his thoughts and asks pertinent questions inhis narrative, The Idea of Justice.

A Mango-licious treat

From mangoes like Amrapali and Alphonso to mango dishes, starting from the mango pudding, to the mango sandesh, mango doi, mango shake, and mango cake, the Mango Festival at Sunday Haat in Siliguri had many more ready-to-eat dishes made from the fruit.

Talking Russian tea

Notably, Russia produces almost 1 million kg of tea, but consumes 163.20 million kg by importing it from countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and China.