Category Archive: Darjeeling

The Darjeeling “Toy Train”

I lived in Darjeeling for seven years, but in all that time I never rode on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR). The urgency to explore a place or an experience is rather low… Continue reading

The chai tutorial

When people here in the US think of chai, they think of this a.k.a. the masala chai. But, chai can also be this. For those scratching their heads, chai is any form of… Continue reading

Yesterday Once More

“Yesterday I dreamt I was in Manderley again.” Rebecca could well be voicing my own sentiments. I have dreamt that I am in my Manderly again, in Darjeeling, thousands of times, only to wake up… Continue reading

Margaret’s Hope

I waited for Margaret who visits the tea estate manager’s bungalow every night from the guest room on the west. She then goes to the study and then to the tennis court through… Continue reading