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A Voice Beneath the Culture

When everything is a subject to infinite entropy and change. Can you trust your feelings? One moment your excitement is over the roof and a minute later, you’re down in the gutter. One second, you know exactly what you want and another second, you’re lost in the oblivion of your meaninglessness. What do you rest … Read moreA Voice Beneath the Culture

The othering of your own identity: Western hegemony in our culture

The year of 2018, so far, has seen the demise of a very important figure in the field of Art and Literature in the Indian Nepali community. 6th March 2018 saw Indra Bahadur Rai, one of the most prominent writers in Nepali Literature pass away at the age of 91. The only way I came … Read moreThe othering of your own identity: Western hegemony in our culture

The Himalayan Gold Rush Conspiracy- Is There Gold In The Himalayas?

As I sat there on the front seat of that old bus and looked outside towards the white mountains I couldn’t help but wonder at the sheer degree to which the place had changed. The road being one of the things escaping the effects of time still remained dusty and irregular, giving a rather horrid … Read moreThe Himalayan Gold Rush Conspiracy- Is There Gold In The Himalayas?

Mysteries of The Sinister Tradition: Kapat

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Special thanks to Pragya Paromita for her research on the tradition of Kapat as well as her written contribution in this article. As I sat there staring at the mountains glistening like gold under the morning light I recalled my last moments with my father, a drunken man making faces behind the back of his … Read moreMysteries of The Sinister Tradition: Kapat

Homemade Rockstars of Denzong – Influence of Western Music on the Sikkimese Youth

Western music has emphatically influenced people around the world. Each passing decade brings about new waves of musicians and genres. This article, if goes in accordance with my intentions, will take you on a headbanging journey to the times when our grandfathers were jamming to Abba, and humming to Bob Dylan. Though the people here … Read moreHomemade Rockstars of Denzong – Influence of Western Music on the Sikkimese Youth

To Post or not to Post? That, is the question.

As I woke up this morning I checked my Instagram. The grays of our mundane life coloured by the bright LEDs in our screen. We cannot deny the huge footprint of social media in our life. Communication is essential to a human, as essential as the need for food; and technology is the biggest medium … Read moreTo Post or not to Post? That, is the question.

The Gangtokian Hallyu | Why Kpop is popular in Sikkim

How many of us reading this right now have posed with the 사랑 ‘Sarang-love’ (the finger heart)? How many of us have at least seen it in selfies and pictures across Instagram? I’m betting you have. The Hallyu wave or the Korean wave has spread through the world like wildfire, not barring Sikkim. People all … Read moreThe Gangtokian Hallyu | Why Kpop is popular in Sikkim