Flavours to savour in Meghalaya

The Khasi, Garo and Jaintia communities have their own culinary specialties. Here are eight recommendations Meghalaya – the abode of the clouds – comprises three main ethnic communities, namely, Khasi, Garo and Jaintia, with each tribe boasting their own unique cultural and culinary traditions. Meats such as pork, beef and chicken as well as preserved […]

A home for the holidays

As any seasoned traveller will tell you, the best way to experience the indigenous flavour of a place is to live like a local. One way to do that is to choose a homestay over a hotel or resort. For one, you’ll become part of your host’s family for the duration of your stay. This […]

COINING GLORY

Finds of and research in Ahom coins have revealed fascinating details of Ahom heritage. “If the sun is once eclipsed, does it not make its appearance again?” was the maxim of the legendary Ahom dynasty that ruled Assam for almost six centuries (1228-1826), holding its own and even keeping the mighty Mughals at bay. A […]

” Waste not, want not”

Rasna Baruah shares a few lessons on simple daily conservation practices which we can all follow. It just needs us to be conscious about our lifestyle and home environment. A nostalgic account of a time when households were more self contained and produced a lot of their own fruits and vegetables, wove their own fabrics […]

Three simple recipes from the Northeast of India.

Bai by Annie Jamir @longchen guesthouse. A Mizo dish, easy to prepare and eaten with plain boiled rice.Bai can either be vegetarian or non vegetarian. You need long or french beans, brinjals, green chillies. Chop beans and brinjals into finger size chunky pieces, don’t slice them too thin.  Heat water in a vessel. The amount […]

MANIPUR THROUGH HER WEAVES: A TEXTILE JOURNEY OF THE STATE

Article by Prerana Choudhury Manipur, one of the seven northeastern states of India, is a picturesque region covered by hills, plains, lakes, and forests. A historically and culturally rich state, Manipur prides itself on its diversity. It is home to numerous tribes and indigenous communities, and has a rich repository of performance arts, dances, rituals, […]

Unakoti – The singular hidden paradise of Tripura

The road less travelled is the one Robert Frost took. We are free to choose but we really do not know what awaits us at the other end. It’s only in nature that we discover the language of the sense, the anchor of our purest thoughts. A visit to the Unakoti heritage site, situated at […]

Tripura exposure – a candid photo journal

Tripura is one of the lesser known destinations in the North East. It is home to many indigenous tribes, ancient rock cravings and the spectacle monkeys to name a few. Shalini Siva Prasad, accompanied me on the Febuary tour of Tripura. A very talented photographer, I asked her to share with us a few of […]

The 500 year old Khwairamband Bazar best known as The Mother’s market

    Manipur, rich in ancient traditions, culture and the art forms  is a delight to visit. It is amazing to see that despite the insurgency and violence which has resulted in military presence, the state still maintains purity  and skill in its arts. The breath taking landscapes, gorgeous weaves, beautiful islands, lakes and wildlife are a […]

A vegetarian culinary roundup of Manipur

While we were all too excited for our Manipur trip, the only thing we were a bit skeptical about was the food, what with all of us being vegetarians! However, our travel planner, Julie Kagti, assured us that we wouldn’t go hungry for we would be served most of the regular fare from back home […]