Darjeeling

Last month, I visited Margaret’s Hope tea estate. It was in this tea garden, home to some of the world’s finest teas, that workers created history of sorts when six of them got killed in police firing on June 25, 1955. They were part of a protest demonstration, fighting for their labour rights. The incident…

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How many of you can boast to have been driven around in an Ambassador car in the UK? I don’t think there are too many of you out there. I was purely lucky. I had first heard of Adrian Shooter (in picture above) and his garden railway about 10 years ago in my hometown Siliguri,…

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