Temi Autumn Carnival 2019

The three days there were. Looking back at the Temi Autumn Carnival 2019.

Music. Fashion. Adventure. It wasn’t only one of the world’s finest tea that was served at the Temi Tea Garden, this November.

There’s more to Temi, than being one of the world’s most picturesque tea gardens. Every Autumn, it serves as the perfect setting for much more. In the midst of the green tea bushes, there is a pop of pink everywhere. The cherry blossoms, in full bloom, against the clear blue November sky, fluttering prayer flags and the Kanchendzonga Mountain range, makes Autumn, almost like a live painting in the calendar of the state. With all this, serving as a stage, Temi Tea Garden, for the second time ever, hosted the Temi Autumn Carnival.

This year’s event was inaugurated by Shri Arun Upreity, Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development, the event was also graced by Smt Krishna Rai and other special guests and dignitaries. In the three-day event, an array of programmes went on from 8th of November, 2019 to 10th of November, 2019. The first day was a burst of colours and a true showcase of culture. The unique Yak Dance was performed, followed by performances by local bands.

Along with a significant crowd from all around the country, the event also saw interested tea buyers, planters, bloggers, as well as film-makers. In the list with other big festivals in the country like Pushkar, Sunburn and Ziro, the carnival had something for everyone. Temi Autumn Fest has been conceptualised by the Managing Director of Temi, Mrinalini Srivastava. According to Srivastava, the annual festival is aimed at promoting Temi Tea as a potential tourism hub.  The festival is a major draw for countless nature lovers to witness the cherry blossoms in Autumn’s full bloom. Adventure activities, photography competitions and cultural programmes too were an integral part of the annual fiesta.

The second day of the event had many adventure activities. Inaugurated by Shri Karma Loday Bhutia, the Hon’ble Minister of Forest, Environment & Wildlife, Mines, Mineral & Geology and Science & Technology, there were bike stunts, zip lining adventures  and a mini mela that had local music and dance on display.

One of the major attractions of the three-day event was the Fashion Show on the final day. With renowned designers like Sharbari Dutta, Pranay Baidya and Suvagata Das showcasing their work, the ramps saw models walking in the designer’s finest couture collections. With the support of renowned personalities like film-maker, Arjit Dutta, Fashion promoter, Kuntalil Das and model, Mohammad Iqbal, the fashion show was a grand success.   Just like in 2018, the Temi Hills was once again lit up in an unforgettable mood of festivities. With many stalls that sold and promoted local crafts, attire and food, along with the line-up of some very successful events, The Temi Autumn Carnival 2019 leaves behind beautiful lifetime memories in just three days. We, at Temi, look forward to creating more adventure, more fun, more music at Temi Autumn Carnival 2020. After all, there’s more (and even more) to Temi.

Temi Awarded in Boseong World Tea Championship

Temi Tea black tea was one of the samples among 130 world wide samples that were submitted in the Boseong World Tea Championship 2019. We stood second and won silver medal.

For the first time autumnal teas were presented against worlds other seasons and blends. Further these autumnal were withered and dried electrically, a first for Temi.

We thank the Government of Sikkim and our worthy buyers and mentors for this success.

Temi Autumn Carnival 2019

Upon the autumn cherry blossom tree
I see the winged bee
Upon the waves of pink & white
I can’t but help love the Site
The blossom so petite
The cherry blossom u can’t defeat
Upon the tree so high
The dawn finally draws nigh
The wind stirs with magnificent air
Making a sound I wouldn’t dare
So delicate so serene
Chaos could never be seen
But what the beauty outside can tell
The brIghtness within rings the bell

The Temi Autumn Gong …

To experience the garden in its full glory, this annual calendar brings in people from all over the country and the world. In the list with other big festivals in the country like Pushkar, Sunburn, and Ziro music festivals, the carnival is full of activities; has something for everyone. Conceptualized by the Managing Director, Mrinalini Srivastava the festival is aimed at promoting Temi Tea Estate as a potential tourism hub. The festival is a major draw for countless nature lovers to witness the cherry blossoms in Autumn’s full bloom. Adventure activities, photography competitions, tug of wars and cultural programs too are an integral part of this annual fiesta leaving all adventure buffs and cultural fans delighted in its wonderful memories to carry back.

The vast blue ranges dotted against the cherry blossoms during this time of year at Temi makes a different world- besides being an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of living by the day
What when the world concurs that you weigh more or equal to your fill in kindness,
What when green leaves turn crimson at your blushes-
What when the garden-rain brings in chirps of the wasps who befriended the sweetest bird with a broken leg…..
We do cry out with
Come one come all –
Make this your life event for years to come

The Autumn Festival at Temi is not only about the blooming of the blossoms that makes the dainty garden even more enchanting. It is a celebration of the culture and traditions of our people.

We welcome you – Mark the dates

“Adda” at Temi Bungalow

Me and my friends were at Temi Bungalow and taintless adda followed for several hours – glided by as if time had stooped & put in a cage …

What is this adda all about

Since ages adda has been a John Hancock of Bengal – and this particular sitting around any niche or space over chai or whatever & that unending chatter on topics ranging from sun cooling to immediate demographic mismatches in a new galaxy – the range of topics never seems to stop amazing you ….

This adda is not just an evidence in its self but is obviously going from strength to strength:

There is a saying Others pass the time in idle chatter and gossip.

Perhaps not the Bengali. There is nothing idle about his chatter or gossip, which goes by the local name of ‘adda’. For the Bengali, adda is not mere “whiling” – it is a timeless passion. It is a conversation devoutly to be wished, and the Bengali spends hours at it, convinced of the profound truth that adda is not a waste of time, but rather that time is a waste of adda. What is the topic of discussion at an adda? Anything and everything, from mountains to molehills, from the sublime genius of Manikda (Satyajit Ray to you) to the stepmotherly treatment meted out to Sourav Ganguly by the raskails (rascals) who run the IPL.

As Amartya Sen has noted, all Indians are argumentative. If we weren’t, India wouldn’t be the biggest and most vocal democracy in the world, because democracy is just another word for argument. And of all us argumentative Indians.

If two, or more, people see the same thing from the same viewpoint, there’s nothing more to say. But if two, or more, people see the same thing in two, or 200, different ways, there is twice, or 200 times, more to say. Twice, or 200 times, more adda, based on the scientific principle that every assertion must have an equal and opposite reassertion.

& so flowed another adda at Bada Bungalow this week – at Temi over awesome spread of snack, food stall and that innumerable discussions on topics time immemorial with no supposition, assumption, belief, presupposition, presumption, conjecture, surmise, reckoning, calculation, prediction, forecast, projection for an output or an out come –

It’s all for the sake of happiness & nothing beyond .