“Burhi Aair Xadhu” : The Quintessential Assamese Folklores

Burhi Aair Xadhu is a collection of short stories and folklores compiled by the famous Assamese author and poet Lakshminath Bezbaruah. This is the go-to text every Assamese parent used to rely on to make our childhood meaningful and interesting. This was and will be the most popular children fiction in Assamese and a must… Continue reading “Burhi Aair Xadhu” : The Quintessential Assamese Folklores

Post-Covid Travel and Tourism trends

Travel and Tourism was a booming industry in the pre-Covid years and there were several factors which encouraged people to travel. But when the pandemic hit, the Travel and Tourism Industry was probably the hardest hit and even after 22 months the industry has not been able to recover. Vaccination drives have started in many… Continue reading Post-Covid Travel and Tourism trends

Naamghar: The Assamese Cultural Identity

Naamghar is a community prayer hall in Assam where people gather for religious and other cultural activities. The Neo-Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardeva established the Satras and the Naamghars for people to gather and engage in naam and other cultural activities. Srimanta Sankardeva inspired the pan-Indian Bhakti Movement in Assam and propagated the Ek-Sarana-Naam-Dharma or Neo-Vaishnavism.… Continue reading Naamghar: The Assamese Cultural Identity

Hornbill Festival: The Heritage Folk Culture of the Naga Tribes

Nagaland is home to several tribes with their own distinctive traditions, dress, food, culture, folklore and festivals. These tribal groups are the basis of the rich heritage that Nagaland boasts of, and inorder to maintain this heritage and promote inter-tribal interaction the Hornbill Festival is held every year in Kohima, Nagaland. Jointly organized by the… Continue reading Hornbill Festival: The Heritage Folk Culture of the Naga Tribes

Explore the Pristine Dzukou Valley in Nagaland

World tourism has been greatly affected by the pandemic for over a year and half now, as International and National borders remain sealed. Norms like total lockdown, partial lockdown, social distancing and many protocols have been put into effect to curb the crisis along with active vaccination drives. Recently, however, many countries have opened their… Continue reading Explore the Pristine Dzukou Valley in Nagaland

Amazing Road Trip from Guwahati to Tawang

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet. Rachel Wolchin Some people live for adventure, the mere thrill experienced when faced with the most unexpected situations is what adventure is all about. Diving into the wilderness and losing oneself, body and mind, to attain the ultimate bliss is… Continue reading Amazing Road Trip from Guwahati to Tawang

Bagpacking in Assam: The Road Less Taken

Assam is, for many, an offbeat destination as there are many misconceptions about this place, and tourists are apprehensive about visiting Assam. But if you have read about Assam from my previous posts you would realize how beautiful and serene a place Assam is. In the recent years there has been a gradual rise in… Continue reading Bagpacking in Assam: The Road Less Taken

Is Assam a good option for Workation

The Pandemic has changed our lives altogether as we had to adapt ourselves to a totally new norm. The fear is always there but at the same time we have developed certain habits which would definitely be beneficial in the long run. The necessity to adopt a healthy food and life style to maintain a… Continue reading Is Assam a good option for Workation

History and Significance of Bell Metal in Assam

The precious bell metal industry is the second-largest handicraft industry of Assam. Sarthebari in Bajali district of Assam is home to this craft. It is a place unheard to many and so is the craft of bell metal. Much astonishing is the fact that 40 percent of the residents in Sarthebari live upon this craft.… Continue reading History and Significance of Bell Metal in Assam

Assamese Traditional Jewellery: A Tale of the Rich Cultural Legacy

The Assamese traditional jewellery in essence shows the rich cultural legacy of Assam. Drawing inspiration from little things which appears mundane, the early craftsmen created beautiful pieces of art with sheer skill and imagination. The flora and fauna of the region has also been a source of inspiration to these craftsmen. Brief History of Assamese… Continue reading Assamese Traditional Jewellery: A Tale of the Rich Cultural Legacy