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, […]

Heaven on Earth or at least in parts of Arunachal Pradesh

My friend Subu Sumpi sent these gorgeous pictures of Talley Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, taken this winter( 2017). Arunachal Pradesh contains about 40% of India’s flora and fauna. The state has many unexplored areas that are simply breathtaking. Talley Valley is a wildlife sanctuary as well as a bio-diversity hot spot located at a distance […]

Watercrafts on the Brahmaputra

Ships, boats, ferries, planks are an integral part of the Brahmaputra. There are only three bridges on the river, whose entire length spans 2900 kms! The one at Sariaghat, near Guwahati, Assam has a rail bridge. Currently this is the only railway link to the all north eastern states of India. A fourth bridge is […]

Picnics on the river Brahmaputra

Winter in Assam is a time for outdoor activities – camping, wildlife watching, fishing, trekking and picnics.   Most of these activities for my family revolved around the river Brahmaputra, where the water recedes post the monsoon and  islands form. These sandbanks  that are teaming with wildlife, especially migratory birds. I remember once my father […]