sikkim

2

“Sikkim Girls” at Jamsil Stadium - Seoul, Korea 
Tomorrow night, the music video I created with my friend Will Rahilly will be presented at a K-Pop concert in Korea, sponsored by Lush Cosmetics. 
Come say hi if you’re in the neighborhood. 
*Pictures from this trip soon to be shared! 
서울 잠실 경기장 내일 나에게 인사를 와서 나의 뮤직 비디오를보십시오. 음악과 맥주가있을 것입니다. 

3

Rumtek Monastery (རུམ་ཐེག་དགོན་པ) is the largest gompa in the state of Sikkim. It was built in the 1700s under Changjub Dorje, the 12th Karmapa Lama. It is home to the community of monks and where they perform the rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage. A golden stupa contains the relics of the 16th Karmapa. The gompa also contains a college of higher Buddhist studies.

(East Sikkim district, Sikkim)

Dorjii, the artist. | Gangtok, Sikkim. 

Dorjii is a warm and friendly young man. A local monk, he spends his day painting the side doors of the main building here at Enchey Monastery.  Having completed his studies here in the monastery, he left to pursue painting at a local art school in Gangtok. After nine long years, he’s back, working here at the monastery and adding to a rich collection of paintings and artwork that adorn Enchey.

Part of a photo-series on Enchey Monastery.

4

Given that States/Union Territories participate in the cultural part of the Republic Day parade in rotation, it appears that the North-East was well represented in 1956. In today’s photoset from photodivision, the folk dancers are from Sikkim,  Assam (Jaintia*), Manipur and NEFA**. Not many happy faces apart from cheerful Sikkim girl wearing a wristwatch:)

Some beautiful textiles and jewellery in there. These are not representative of the entire state given that there are a number of tribal communities in North-East India.

Other states: Nagaland (1960), Tripura (2011), Mizoram (2011).

*Now Meghalaya.
**NEFA, now Arunachal Pradesh.