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A walk through Darjeeling’s tea gardens

It’s not always about the tea, is it? These are glimpses of life in the tea gardens in Darjeeling, taken on a walk one day: 

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Meena’s a tea plucker – as you can tell from the bamboo basket she’s carrying. On her way to work, she stopped by her friend Bimla’s house for a quick chat. They graciously let us take their pictures before resuming their conversation.

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There’s no better season to enjoy Darjeeling than spring! And every house has a little garden, like this one. Here, the enterprising residents have also set up a little store that stocks everyday supplies. 

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This group had stopped to watch us take some pictures. And when we turned the camera on to them, the smiles came on readily.

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We were a little worried about the car parked on the train tracks. But we were assured that the train passed only once a day and the car’s owner knew when to come out and move it for the train. No need to worry about the car or the chickens, we were told. 

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We didn’t want this post to be about the stunning landscape. But Darjeeling is beautiful, don’t you agree?

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Chengo, Siddhant and the dog were watching a football game in progress. We managed to distract the dog but not the kids – they were hooked on the game. 

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The day’s work done, the baskets are returned to their places and the women have returned to their homes. 

Photographs by Gautam Virprashad

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