rejuvenating mountain air and salubrious climate,
Darjeeling was seen by the British as a place where
fatigued soldiers and officials were able to recuperate.
But now this Queen of the Hills is ailing. It is no longer
a favourite tourist attraction, thanks to political unrest
and lack of infrastructure. Shoma A.
Chatterji reports how the hill station lost its
the Queen of
the Hills or The Crown of West Bengal, Darjeeling has been
a global melting pot of tourism for decades. Darjeeling
tea is internationally known as a beverage of exquisite
taste and aroma. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which
most children refer to as the railway that ran the ‘toy
train’, is a World Heritage site.
is no formula for success’
TV actor Rajeev
Khandelwal, talks to Swati R Chaudhary about
his debut film Aamir, a psychological thriller
How would you describe your debut film Aamir?
is a complete Bollywood commercial thriller. It is not one of
those run-of-the-mill thrillers. You would be forced to think.
It’s a battle of ideologies.