For most of who have grown up on the hills that flank the river Teesta, she has been more than a collection of whirlpools and rapids. When friends and family who gathered to bid us farewell became tiny specks in the rear view mirror, the Teesta moved alongside all the way down to the plains. And when we returned, months or years later, she would be the first to welcome us home - gurgling, jumping and skipping like a young sibling who had missed us more than we missed her.
Sadly, unable to withstand the onslaught of progress of the recent years, the grand old lady isn’t what she used to be. More than half a dozen hydroelectric dams have reduced what was once a swift flowing Himalayan river into mere intervals of lifeless water bodies.
This song has been written in praise of the beauty she once was. Which our children may never ever see again.
Bipul Chettri - Vocals, Guitars
Pranai Gurung - Electric Guitars
Aman Singh Rathore - Drums, Percussions
Rahul Rai - Bass
Achint Khare - Keys, Synths
Kiran Nepali - Sarangi, Tungna, Backing Vocals
Prince Nepali - Sarangi
Bejjanki V. Ravi Kiran - Marchunga
Sonam Tashi & Binaya Man Amatya - Backing Vocals
Recording, Mixing & Mastering - Anindo Bose (Plug 'N’ Play Studios)
Recording - Gaurav Chintamani (Quarter Note Studios)
Additional Sarangi Recording - Binaya Man Amatya
Artwork - Manohar Rai
Music Partner - Tuborg
Lyrics, Composition & Arrangement - Bipul Chettri
Producer - Bipul Chettri
Executive Producer - Sonam Tashi
All Right Reserved by Bipul Chettri. 2019.
Bipul is a singer/songwriter from Kalimpong, Darjeeling, who currently heads the Arts Department at the Vasant Valley School in New Delhi, India. His debut EP 'Sketches of Darjeeling' went on to become the highest selling album on oklisten.com for the yea...
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