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THE LOCKDOWN

Never before have we huddled this way
Within the cavity of our home
The family so well knit together
Sharing the coziness and comfort of a cosmic living.
You have us bound together, corona
Only to defeat your stealthy attempts
We have locked ourselves in our incognito
Letting lanes and streets free for you.
For twenty one long days
By then we will sure burn you out
Roam about, till then, humming your dirty ways
We the family are in tight control.
An assault on our survival
You have waged a war on us
Mocked our march and battered our life
Will we never surrender or submit to you.
(The twenty one-day lull, time to sharpen our armory).
We will be back soon, rechristened
With an awakened conscience
To resume our earthly forays
And tend the worldly ways.
Will search more of your strains
And annihilate with a cruel hand
We will triumph, humanity will survive
For long, long years, eternally.

                                  … T R POUDYAL

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi