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 […]

A Portrait of a Market in India Run Solely by Women

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, welaunched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists helptransport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. Thisweek, Trishna Mohanty shares a collection of images from Imphal, the capital city ofManipur. Barely […]

” 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 […]

FROM THE PLANTER’S TABLE – COLONIAL CUISINE OF ASSAM

The gorgeous painting ( cover image ) was done by the artist, Dr. Sanjeev Handique  as a little boy in 1979 of a bungalow in Digboi. Both he and Kashmiri Nath, who has contributed the article and photographs grew up in this quaint charming old town in Tinsukia district of Assam. When Assamese Cuisine is mentioned […]

10 best destinations in Northeast India for couples

Far away from the madding crowd, hidden behind clouds and mountains, Northeast India is one of the top destinations for a romantic getaway. The beauty and mystery of the Northeast weaves the perfect atmosphere for a soulful romantic holiday. Apart from the scenic natural beauty, there are adventurous activities, peaceful ambience, and luxury hotels and […]

Remnants of a Kingdom – Sivasagar

In the history of Assam, Sivasagar undoubtedly, holds pride of place. It was the seat of the Ahom kingdom for 6 hundred years of their tumultuous reign. The entire district is filled with ancient monuments, artefacts, parks, tanks, spurs and dykes and roads built by the Ahom kings. The name itself is derived from the […]

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 […]

Majuli: Playing cupid on the banks of the Luit river

The Hotel at Majuli had let their standards slide since my last trip there, and a few guests found it a bit uncomfortable. The warm bonfires, gorgeous sunsets, good food and the easy-going camaraderie of the group kept all in smiles. For me Majuli is magical, and I think some of that rubbed off on […]

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 […]