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

Panimur waterfall – The Niagara of Assam

Panimur waterfall is located in Umrangso of Dima Hasao district of Assam in the North Cachar hills. This offbeat tourist destination is called the Niagara of Assam and the resemblance cannot be overlooked. The beautiful Kopili river water hitting the rocks with great force finally gushes down creating the image of a lively and free… Continue reading Panimur waterfall – The Niagara of Assam

Me-Dam-Me-Phi: AHOM’S Ancestor worship

The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living Marcus Tullius Cicero The Ahom community of Assam practices their own unique customs and rituals. Me-Dam-Me-Phi is one of such ceremonies, in-fact it is the most important socio-religious ceremony of the Ahoms performed to show respect to the departed souls and remember… Continue reading Me-Dam-Me-Phi: AHOM’S Ancestor worship

Tea Gardens: The perfect post-lockdown getaway in Assam

The Covid-19 pandemic and the worldwide lockdown has left all travel lovers so dull and empty from within. At this point what everyone is craving for is to break free and set out on a trip…solo, group or family does not matter. What matters is to able to breathe the fresh air and dispel the… Continue reading Tea Gardens: The perfect post-lockdown getaway in Assam

Traditional Attires of Assam and The Ahom Dress

Traditional dress of Assam: The Mekhela Chador Assam silk is the indigenous silk of Assam comprising of Muga, Paat and Eri silk. The traditional dress of Assam, the Mekhela Chador is mostly woven out of these three silk and is naturally the pride of the Assamese people. The mekhela chador is a three piece attire… Continue reading Traditional Attires of Assam and The Ahom Dress

Mighty Brahmaputra River: The Metaphor of Life

Brahmaputra river has been a witness to the glorious history and culture of Assam for centuries. Assam is a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-ethnic state. Different communities, tribes and ethnic groups have migrated and settled in Assam since the ancient times but have now become a part of the larger community called Assamese. Rivers are a… Continue reading Mighty Brahmaputra River: The Metaphor of Life

Rongali Bihu: The Assamese New Year

Rongali Bihu: The Advent, the previous post, I have mentioned that Bihu is the thread that holds the people of Assam together, irrespective of community, ethnicity, language or religion. Rongali Bihu is the Assamese New Year but people of Assam come together as a state to celebrate this colourful festival. Rongali is symbolic of youth.… Continue reading Rongali Bihu: The Assamese New Year

Rongali Bihu: The Advent

Bohaag mathu eti ritu nohoi Nohoi Bohaag eti maah Axomiya jaatir e ayukh rekha Gonojiyonor e xakh Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Bohaag Bihu, the Assamese New Year is the most important festival of Assam. It would be unfair to call it merely a festival because Bihu, in reality, is the thread which binds the people here… Continue reading Rongali Bihu: The Advent