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Topic: Sikkim

How a tiny, remote Sikkim district became the world’s leading producer of black cardamom

Organic, fair-trade and sustainable, Sikkim currently holds a monopoly over black cardamom. And the district producing it has a population less than Lajpat Nagar in Delhi.

World’s first ‘Chai-infused gin’ from Edinburgh has Assam connection

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

For fish farmers in this Sikkim village, there is a pot of money at the end of the ‘rainbow’

According to Sikkim's Department of Fisheries, total rainbow trout production in state in 2020-21 was 150 metric tonnes. Most of the farming happens in the village of Sribadam.

How we tracked red pandas in Sikkim for 10 yrs. Counting them is out of the question

How many red pandas are there in Sikkim? The question is simple, the answer not so much.

Former Sikkim boxer, who fought paralysis, behind Lovlina Borgohain’s Olympics journey

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Indian, Chinese armies set up hotline in Sikkim sector to boost confidence along LAC

The opening of the hotline coincided with PLA Day, a military holiday celebrated by the Chinese army.

New Mexico now has a ‘Dr Jonathan Iralu Day’, in name of Naga-origin doctor on Covid frontline

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

High positivity, caseload in northeast has Centre on edge, but states say situation ‘in control’

Central govt held a meeting with northeast states' health department officials this week to understand their containment plans.

Assam girl who works at a departmental store steals the show at Ottawa Indian Film Festival

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

When Hope Cooke, the American socialite wife of Sikkim king, asked for return of Darjeeling

In ‘Sikkim’, former diplomat Preet Mohan Singh Malik writes about the Namgyal dynasty that ruled the Himalayan kingdom until it became India’s 22nd state.

On Camera

YourTurn

Original poster of Top Gun: Maverick | Source: topgunmovie.com

From Aviators to Kawasaki Ninja, the legend of Top Gun lives on

Back in the 80s, no man-cave was complete without posters of Tom Cruise zipping through turbulence in his F-14 jet. It still is.
File photo of people in masks in China | Representational image | ANI

India, China will soon be ‘economically sick’ after Covid subsides. Here’s how to avoid it

Emerging Asia can fall into an inequality trap after Covid. The poorest have been hit hardest by a reduction in their incomes. But there are remedies.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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