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

Deepor Beel – A Haven for Migratory Birds in Winter

Asom amar rupohi Gunoru nai hekh Bharotore purba dixhor Surjya utha dekh …………. Assam, situated in the east of India, is an agrarian state and is naturally rich with flora and fauna. The perception of this state in the minds of many is that of a ‘jungle’ where animals run wild. But for us the… Continue reading Deepor Beel – A Haven for Migratory Birds in Winter

Bogibeel Bridge – A Symbol of Hope for a Better Future

Bogibeel Bridge at sunset

This spring I had the pleasure of visiting my hometown Dibrugarh after 13 long months. Spring is very special to us in Assam because with the advent of spring comes Bihu, the Assamese New Year. This Bihu was more special because my 3 months young baby was visiting his paternal as well as maternal grandparents… Continue reading Bogibeel Bridge – A Symbol of Hope for a Better Future

India’s longest bridge – Dhola Sadiya bridge

In Assamese we have a very popular song sung by the exponent of folk and traditional music of Assam, Late Shri Khagen Mahanta: ” Ma ami Sadiyaloi jamei, Ma ami xotphul khamei. Bandhim ami bandhim Ma kesa patot lun. Ma sai thaka sun…” I remember listening to this song in the radio many a times… Continue reading India’s longest bridge – Dhola Sadiya bridge