Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tracing tea

Just back from Makaibari tea estate. Off to Delhi tomorrow. More about tracing tea later.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bimal Gurung

Bimal Gurung's first interview with CNN-IBN. After repeated requests we managed to make him stand in the rain ( please note: my cameraman is mad about lights, a bit more than anyone else ). Bimal Gurung is the President of the Gorkha JanMukti Morcha, the party that is leading the demand for Gorkhaland. Now in July everything seems to have returned to a past-equilibrium. We are travelling for another shoot to Makaibari at Kurseong in the Darjeeling district. Makaibari makes the best tea in the world.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Darjeeling III

One of my favourite Darjeeling photographs

Darjeeling II

It was drizzling throughout our shoot. Initially the drizzle seems like fun and then follows irritation, lost equipment and fever. This is on our way up to Darjeeling. Photo taken by Vinayak. Will be uploading some more Darjeeling pictures. Was on leave in Calcutta. Back in Assam, now. Will be in Delhi end of this month and then we hit the road again for stories.