A birdwatcher’s guide to the Northeast

Local guides from two wildlife sanctuaries in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on birds to look out for and handy tips for birders The Northeast is home to an enviable number of avian species both migratory and permanent residents across its many national parks. For the best birding experience, it makes sense to hire a local […]

Houses of reeds & bamboo that have stood test of time

Art conservator Avinibesh Sharma shines the light on fast-disappearing Assam type houses that were built to be earthquake resistant As the founder of Vintage Assam – a digital platform that documents the history of Assam using old photographs, archival documents, audio clips and the like – it was not surprising to learn that Jorhat-based Avinibesh […]

MONSOON, TEATIME AND PETRICHOR.

In my 10 years in Delhi, I have grown accustomed to a different flavour of the rains. As a thoroughly river-and-rain bred girl from small-town Assam, I grew up to the sound of heavy rains drumming the rooftop of the humble ‘Assam-type house’. Those angled rooftops were the only common sight of landscape I was […]