The Traveler’s Gorkhaland


The beauty of a destination not just reveals the blessings of nature, but also the serenade sung by every life that it embraces to ornate the heavenly amalgamation of people and place. There is always a story, a poem and a song embroidered with the picturesque beauty of a place that contributes to its completeness. A true traveler not just captures the nature’s miraculous artwork but also the culture and tradition that are enliven by the nature to match its resemblance. The same goes with the queen of hills, “Darjeeling”. The green carpeted hills with the luscious tea gardens touching the blue horizon seldom look complete without the wrinkled smiles of red and chubby cheeked workers with the perfect complexion adding to make it like an artist’s masterpiece. In this instance, the travelers set a glimpse of Darjeeling in their healing memories only with its own people. 

Today, when the same Darjeeling is on its endeavor to mark its relevance, tie bondage, claim its identity, shoulder the responsibility of its economic, ecologic and social uplift, the question arises for all the travelers, “Can you think Darjeeling without the people of Darjeeling?” The question may put them in bewildered situation, as why and what is the relevance of this futile question to their spirit of nature and people lover? Well, it’s because the little known fact and the petite realization of its inclusion to West Bengal’s territory has been overruling to claim those people as “Immigrants” to isolate them from their own soil. The State Government of West Bengal has not left any corner to prove their conspiring, misleading and hypothetical notion to indirectly evacuate the natives of Darjeeling by proclaiming their voices that say, “Go back to Nepal”. It is to be now precisely revealed through the voices of all the fans of Darjeeling across the globe that since the beauty of Darjeeling has hypnotized the world of travelers, have they ever palpably felt the authenticity of this nuisance contaminating statements?

These issues of Darjeeling’s native people to struggle for their native identity may have no impact on the travelers, who come all the way from different corners of the world to build their memories in Darjeeling, but the culture that showcases Darjeeling in their own style of food, language, faces and smiles will perish the true definition of Darjeeling from the minds of the travelers. It is the time, when all the people who still behold the spirit of Darjeeling in their hearts, post their opinions about the righteousness of the demand of Gorkhaland, a separate state within India. The State that will enhance their role, put the true burden of native relation, and drives its saga in creating a Darjeeling that will certainly be inclined towards their vision and dream to ornate it with their native culture and tradition, which are always the spirit of a destination.

In the end, this post leaves the readers with an open ended conclusion that whether the demand of a separate state of Gorkhaland  has any, but any dubiousness in its virtuousness.





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