from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A state of northeast India in the eastern Himalaya Mountains between Nepal and Bhutan. Long isolated from the outside world, Sikkim was settled by Tibetans who established a kingdom there in the 1600s. A British protectorate after 1890, Sikkim passed to India in 1950 and became a state of that country in 1975.
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- proper noun State in eastern
Indiawhich has Gangtokas its capital.
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- noun a geographical area and former kingdom in northeastern India in the Himalaya Mountains between Nepal and Bhutan
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The government of Sikkim is not evil, and has made remarkably progressive environmental moves in the past (e.g Sikkim was one of the first states in India to ban plastic bags).
The good news is that hunger strikes by the Buddhist community in Sikkim have sucessfully stopped hydroprojects in the past.
Blogging a satyagraha - hunger strike - to save homeland in Sikkim
Pemiongchi was once the capital of Sikkim, and called the Sikkim
Another international award for the campaign - showcasing major holiday destinations - has given a fillip to Exploring West Sikkim and its adjoining areas calls for an ideal trip bonanza says, Swaati Chaudhury Where the Sikkim is a Himalayan wonderland with breathtaking views and exotic orchids and Tourism Festival promises to bring lots of cheer to travellers, birdwatchers and With an adventurous spectrum that includes rafting on sparkling rivers,
I would suggest that if they are bent on breaking Bengal they may opt for joining Sikkim which is a state comprising of Nepalese, Gorkhas, Bhutias, Lepchas and some other mongoloid ethnic groups.
Sikkim which is located in the far northeast of India.
They can be found in Burma, Borneo, and other parts of Southeast Asia, such as Sikkim or Assam.
The academy has so far restored and preserved 15 of Ray's feature films and two documentaries, including "Sikkim".
Audiences in India can watch "Sikkim" for the first time at the 14th Kolkata Film Festival beginning next week.