The sin notch graver SANTOSH SUBBA Doctor wanted to sprint to his residence, but one of his invalid legs failed him. He was sure that he had never run as fast as he was running right now. When he arrived at his door, he was bathed in sweat. He was alarmed to find the door ajar,... Continue Reading →

The War of Attrition

SANTOSH SUBBA Chakdor Namgyal was incensed by Pedi Wangmo’s machinations that forced his flight to Tibet and Sikkim’s loss of territories to Bhutan. He stormed out the palace to consult the Lama Jigme Pao who had accompanied him from Tibet. He highly venerated Jigme Pao. Chagdor visited Jigme Pao’s quarters instead of sending for him... Continue Reading →

Pedi Wangmo’s Threat

SANTOSH SUBBA ‘How dare you insult me in front of all these gentlemen?’, thundered Pedi Wangmo, trembling with rage that was building up within her for the insult she had just received from her half-brother, Chagdor, who was years younger than she. All the ministers and courtiers giggling mildly immediately became grave, stung as they... Continue Reading →

An Interview with Parshu Dahal

Welcome to Wandering Souls of Sikkim!  Parshu Dahal's 'The Lama Who Never Was', a collection of short stories was released recently. An Officer in the Sikkim Police, Dahal is from the beautiful village called Gelling in West Sikkim. Anita Sharma of the Wandering Souls of Sikkim talked with the author about his book and his... Continue Reading →

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