Friday, September 14, 2018



Thursday, September 06, 2018

Indra Jatra Talent Hunt Singtam Audition 2018

Singtam, 03/09/2018: The final audition of the open Talent Hunt Show comes to an end magnificently in Singtam. A total of 106 contestants participated in different categories like singing, dancing, beat box, painting, acting, poem and short plays. Contestants were from different age group with 5 years being the smallest among them. Apart from Singtam there were participation from Guwahati (Assam), Jaigaon (West Bengal), Rongli, Regu, Pakyong, Tumin, Lingee, Sawney, Namcheybong, Martam, Namchi, Dalapchand, Duga, Makha, Temi Tarku, Nandok, Beyong, Majhitar, etc.

Out of 106 participants 56 contestants qualified for the quarter finals. The chief guest for the day was Dilip Kumar Pradhan, Chairman of IJC 2018 along with Shri T.B.Pradhan , Shawan Kr. Pradhan, President, Singtam Nagar Panchyat and C.P. Pradhan as special guests.

The second audition was held on 2nd September in Mini Hall, Manan Kendra at Gangtok. Total 67 numbers contestants participated in different categories among which 43 contestants have qualified for the quarter final, which is taking place in Gangtok itself on 8th September.

In the next level a total of 115 numbers of participants have qualified from Soreng, Gangtok and Singtam and a great competition of talents is expected on that day. “This was a platform SNGYA provided for everyone to showcase their talent and I am overwhelmed with the kind of response we got for these auditions” said Shri Jeewan Pradhan, General Secretary, Indrajatra Celebration Committee 2018. He also thanked the teamṣ from Soreng, Gangtok and Singtam for their support to conduct the auditions.

Talent Hunt Show is organised by Sikkim Newar Guthi Youths Affairs in coordination with Inspire Academy on the occasion of Indrajatra festival which is scheduled to take place in Gangtok for the first time in a 3 day event from 21st September to 23rd September with the final day holding the Chariot procession of Kumari, the living goddess. Honorable Chief Minister of Sikkim has accepted the invitation of the chief guest for the day.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

The first six contestants of Temi Tea Mr. Sikkim Manhunt 2018

The Judges

So, after the sizzling audition round of the most-awaited Temi Tea Mr. Sikkim Manhunt 2018, the gem judges had finalized the first list of six contestants who went pass through the first round.

Here are the first six contestant of Top 23 participants:

Contestant No. 037
Name: Sahil Lama
Height: 5’6”
Address: Gangtok

Contestant No. 009
Name: Akhilesh Pradhan
Height: 5’10”
Address: Soreng

Contestant No. 016
Name: Siddarth Bhujel
Height: 5’7”
Address: Gangtok

Contestant No. 002
Name: Prashil Sharma
Height: 5’6”
Address: Rangpo

Contestant No. 052
Name: Amit Prasad Gupta
Height: 5’8”
Address: Gangtok

Contestant No. 008
Name: Jigdal Gyatso Bhutia
Height: 6’1”
Address: Aritar

Chief Minister of Sikkim to grace the Indra Jatra 2018

The Cenral Executive Committee of Sikkim Newar Guthi and Indra Jatra Celebration Committee 2018 called on the Honourable Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling at Samman Bhawan, Gangtok on September 1, 2018. They extended invitation to the Chief Minister to the penultimate function of Indra Jatra 2108 in Mannan Bhawan on 23rd September, 2018. The Chief Minister has accepted the invitation.

Indra Jatra is a 8 days long event celebrated by Newars at Kathmandu. But in Sikkim the event is concentrated only on one day which coincides with the worshiping of Mata Kumari, a living goddess. This year the day falls on September 23rd, 2018. However this year, other events like Newar Folk Dance Competition, Ethno Achar Making Competition, Talent Hunt Competition, Exhibition of Painting and Photography will precede the main event of traditional puja of goddess Kumari. These programs are slated to be held on September 21st and 22nd , 2018 at MG Marg and Titanic Park making it a three day event w.e.f. 21.09.2018 to 23.09.2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Amazing twin tailed lizard

Two tailed ‘house lizard’ gave me a surprise that evening, almost making me amazed. The small reptile more commonly a house lizard is no new species to me but in all my years I have not come across anything that I saw at my home at Shantinagar on the evening of August 12, 2018. A whitish lizard, a bhitti was moving on the wall next to the dining table. At first glance, I considered it to be just the usual lizard until I saw something strange at its tail. I stood up and went near the wall to have a closer look - just to find that the lizard I was watching had two tails instead of a normal one tail. I took no time to pick up my mobile and took few shots.

Shedding off a tail is a common thing, every internet articles on the tails of lizard writes. But in some cases, the new tail regenerates along with a new tail from the broken tail. Thus making a twin tail or sometimes even three tail are not uncommon. I even found an article published Singapore Post in 1960 that writes the two tail lizard brings good luck.