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 […]

Travel Memories – Eating in the Northeast

A photo journal from a trip to Assam and the Tura hills of Meghalaya in November 2019. Day 1 We began by exploring the markets of Guwahati. The reason the produce (elephant apples, Indian ‘olives’, and banana varieties) looks so good is because most come fresh from the farms right across the river. Then as […]

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 […]

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 […]