A wedding to remember

A story about an elopement, the marriage that follows and the age-old customs that graced the occasion. A beaming Rajib greeted me outside Imphal’s quaint airport. He is my travel partner for Manipur. As we walked towards the car park chatting about our upcoming textile tour, he mentions – “Now I have an Assamese driver […]

Making space for Northeast India’s creative minds

Northeast Edit – a gallery and creative collaborative space in Shillong – shines the spotlight on the region’s talented artisans For most of us, exposure to art and design from the Northeast is restricted to handicraft melas or visits to the emporium while travelling. There’s a certain imagery associated with such products as Priti Rao, […]

Bwisagu – a new year celebration of the Bodo tribe.

Celebrating a new year in a Bodo homeA photo essay by Alongbar Basumatary taken on the 14th of April 2021 at  his village near the town of Bongaigaon in west Assam. Assam as most states in India is primarily an agrarian society. Celebrations are based on harvests, planting of paddy and the lunar calendar. Most […]

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 […]

Travel, Eat & Savour…. a recountal of a Khasi lunch at Shillong, Meghalaya.

The best thing about travelling to new places is the discoveries that one makes about local food. On a recent visit to Shillong, Curtain Call Adventures introduced us to Vivek Wahlang, an entrepreneur and a die-hard foodie, whose passion is to bring travelers the best food from his region. Vivek and his family host travelers […]

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 […]