Posts made in March, 2013

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Ok … So I get a little nostalgic when I think of home… maybe this exercpt of an old song would better describe my sentiment “You know that I’ve seen Too many romantic dreams Up in lights, fallin’ off The silver screen My heart’s like an open book For the whole world to read Sometime, nothing keeps me together At the seams I’m on my way, I’m on my way Home sweet home, tonight tonight I’m on my way, just set me free Home sweet home” Home sweet home Home sweet home Home sweet home

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Mommy’s Kitchen

Mommy’s Kitchen

You are most welcome to join your hosts in the kitchen during your stay here. They will be more than happy to share recipies or teach you some local/Indian dishes. Most of our guests have enjoyed cooking with my parents…more often than naught, they end up preparing momos together. If the chef in you has not been evoked yet you can just “hang out” in the kitchen and appreciate the aroma of brewing tea.

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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Darjeeling with its interesting history and stunning landscape has many places that might interest you. The picture in this post is that of Sandakphu, a hill 5 to 6 hours from Darjeeling. As you can see, Sandakphu is very close to the snowy mountains. Given below is a link that would give you an idea of the variety of places to visit in Darjeeling. http://darjeeling.gov.in/darj-tour.html  

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Your Hosts…

Your Hosts…

Let me introduce you to your hosts. My parents, Mrs. M. Pradhan and Mr. T.N. Pradhan are a retired couple. They are born and brought up in Darjeeling. My mother was a teacher and rather strict one at that . My father worked in HIMUL Dairy as a technical and marketing officer. As a part of his job requirement he used to visit co-operative societies in the towns and villages in and around Darjeeing. He knows these hills like the back of his hand… history, geography, enthnicities, folklore… ask him and he knows it all… My parents have been happily married for around 30 years now. They have a particular liking towards gardening. You may have noticed the...

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What’s Brewing?

What’s Brewing?

Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one” – Ancient Proverb And this proverb so applies to me As champagne cannot be manufactured in any place other than the Champagne District of France (even though the grapes used are the same kind) but has to be referred to as sparkling wine, in the same manner only tea grown and produced in the defined area of the Darjeeling District of India can be called Darjeeling tea. Any tea grown in any other region from the same sort of tea plants cannot be called Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling tea, a rare coveted brew which is desired globally, but is only grown in Darjeeling. Women tea pluckers make their way...

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