Author: Barun Roy

You are critical of all stories of miracles associated with Gurudev but yet whenever you were with him you yourself seem to propound even the scraps of newspapers lying around you or near Gurudev as those leading to miracles. How would you explain that?

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The Master Director, a book authored by Thomas K. Shor, a Boston based author and published by Harper Element, an imprint subsidiary of Harper Collins is a fascinating journey into the lives of both the author and Gurudev Karma Wangchuk, a Buddhist Spiritual Master based in a small village, near Darjeeling, India. The book was never planned, much as the author points out when he lands in India in the midst of chaos and shadowy settings of the Mumbai Airport. It was an outcome of the twists and turns of meeting unexpected people and ending up in unexpected and often unforgiving situations. Indeed, when the author finds himself at a small tea plantation in Sikkim having escaped the violent political agitation in Darjeeling Hills, he feels spiritually emboldened. Further, when an unknown individual invites him to his house and offers to seek an audience for him with a ‘Reincarnated Buddhist Monk’ a ‘Tulku’ highly venerated by both the Buddhist and Hindu populace, he feels blessed.

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The President of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has at last shared a piece of his mind saying that “he has taken care of the aspirations of the people while working on the alternative setup to Gorkhaland”. While the stress might be on and quite visible on the party President’s face, the statement could have at least been made after 10th of March 2010 for it seems the party is debunking its own stance on Gorkhaland and to an extent going back on the promises made to the people at large.

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This magazine you are holding in your hands is not just a bunch of printed papers but dreams and aspirations of some young people and their will to do something for their society, their people and their nation.

We have come a long way, from the period of dreaming to the present reality which you are holding in your hands, working day and night in the cold winter, meeting people, authorities, ministers, travelling from one place to another, driven by one thing and one thing only, dedication, dedication to achieve a goal, the goal that of creating awareness among the people of Darjeeling hills, focusing their problems and reminding those who have forgotten or least do care, the glory of the land where we were born and raised. The dream of fighting for the rights of our people but at the same time making them aware of their duties towards themselves, their society and our great nation.

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