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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Travel with Curtain Call Adventures

I see my customers as my guests that I have invited along on a personal tour. Every trip I observe and try to make it a little bit more special as an experience. I belong to a generation that still remembers going to see a movie in a cinema hall with cousins, neighbors and aunts […]

The Yak Dancers of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The state of Arunachal Pradesh  falls in the snow capped eastern Himalayan region with one of the most photogenic terrains in the country. It is often referred to as the Shangri la of the north eastern states and begs for a thorough exploration. It has been rightfully said that in order to understand a place, one […]

Tale of nine sisters sojourn into the realms of the east – Sita Kumar

  The gateway to the northeast “Guwahati” was our first port of call. From different directions we met at Kamakya temple which houses the deity who guards the city. The atmosphere in the temple was so charged. It gave us an insight of the Assamese as they flocked to this place of worship. Continuing further […]

Chota Assam Tour – experience life in the Brahmaputra valley!

Our first destination of interest on our Chota Assam Tour is the Kamakhya Devi temple, devoted to Goddess Kamakhya Mata. Legend has it that during the early century a Vedic sage in Varanasi was approached by a king in the Himalayan range. He wanted a solution to convert the tribal folks and their rituals of […]

Mask maker, mask maker, make me a mask

Situated in Assam, Majuli is the world’s largest river island . It is a fact, that the mighty river Brahmaputra every monsoon claims a part of it and in another ten years or so, the fragile island may not exist. The Mishing tribe that live here have a loom set up below the bamboo stilts […]