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Darjeeling Times Launched

Posted in Somethings I must say with tags , , , , , , , on December 19, 2007 by Barun Roy


An English monthly news-magazine launched in Darjeeling.


My Experiments in Animation – Water drops

Posted in Photo Feature with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2007 by Barun Roy

Students injured in freak car accident

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2007 by Barun Roy

injured girlDarjeeling: Four students were severely injured today when a Ghoom Jorebungalow Motor Syndicate Taxi they had boarded fell into a ditch near Batasia. The students were returning home after attending the peace rally organized by the citizens of Darjeeling. An elderly lady and five men from Ghoom were among those injured. The injured were immediately rushed to the District Hospital at Darjeeling by local Samaritans and attended upon by the emergency staff. According to Dikchin Lamu a student from St. Joseph’s College, who was the first to be brought to the hospital, the driver while fiddling for coins lost control and inadvertently led the car into a ditch. No charges have been so far made against the driver so far.


Samaritan Anand Pradhan and Rupen Biswakarma who rushed the injured to the Hospital.

Observatory Hill and The Mahakal Temple

Posted in Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2007 by Barun Roy

Rest Shed at the Mahakal Temple

Rest Sheds erected in the memory of departed loved ones at the Mahakal Temple

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Observatory Hill and The Mahakal Temple

Posted in Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2007 by Barun Roy

Situated in the heart of Darjeeling, and rising abruptly and steeply like some lone sentinelMahakal Temple is ‘Observatory Hill’ locally known as ‘Dara’. The steep climb up is well worth the magnificent view that is seen from its summit. The whole mountain range can be seen with all the surrounding country-side, right into the heart of Sikkim. More than 12 peaks of over 20,000 feet can be counted, with many other lesser peaks also in sight.

The Mahakal Temple occupies the summit where once a Buddhist monastery stood.  Continue reading

A visit to the Mahakala Temple

Posted in Personal Posts with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2007 by Barun Roy

Barun RoyI had the good fortune to visit Mahakala Temple situated at the Observatory Hill in Darjeeling after almost five years. The visit was made even more memorable by my mother, my girlfriend, my aunt and her children who accompanied me to the temple. A lot of pics were taken as usual but this time I became the subject of most of the pics.

I strongly recommend all visitors to Darjeeling to visit the magnificient Observatory Hill and the Mahakala Temple.

Here are some of the pics from the visit. Most of these pics are people oriented as I love to work with them as my subject.

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Am Back!

Posted in Somethings I must say with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2007 by Barun Roy

I was not able to go online for quite a number of days. Gees things are not going well. I am physically sick and mentally a wreck. My relationship with my girlfriend has nose-dived (not a surprise eh!) I am almost sure now that we won’t be able to make it. She is a nice girl and almost everyone in her family loves me but I guess we are opposites of each other. My only hope now is that we live happily without each other in pursuance of our own separate dreams.