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
The year end picnic, get-together parties and day trips are all we wait for after toiling hard the entire year. The festivities of the last few months of the year with Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali, Kali Puja, Christmas reaches a new level with these year-end picnics. The excitement of stepping into a… Continue reading Best Picnic Spots Near Guwahati to Enjoy Time with Close Ones
Assamese cuisine is a burst of different rich flavors which is light on your palate at the same time. For many of you gahori manxho, xhar, aloo pitika might be synonymous to ethnic Assamese cuisine. But the variety which Assamese cuisine offers is unimaginable unless you see and savour it yourself. From locally grown herbs… Continue reading Visit these Restaurants in Guwahati for Ethnic Assamese food: My personal favorites!
Sahityarathi Laxminath Bezbaruah had composed this beautiful song back in the days when Assam was not economically sound. But the poet firmly believed that we, the Assamese, can never be poor. Ami Asomiya, nohou dukhiya Kihor dukhiya hom? Hokolu asil, hokolu ase Nubuju nolou gham. Sankare dile bishudh dharam, Lachite baahut bol Sati Joymotir satitwa… Continue reading Ranghar – The Tai-Ahom Heritage Monument
Xaj Pani is a rice beer made of fermented rice and a mixture of rare species. Read further to learn more about who drinks it and when and where they drink it.
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
When I was quite young, my dad gave me a gift…..a poem. It was an invaluable piece of advice from a father to his young daughter who had yet to experience life. I feel proud to say that I remember it till date by heart and feel happy to share it with you all. Plain… Continue reading The Best Gift from my Dad
The most interesting memory I have of Talatal Ghar is one that gives me an eerie feeling. Actually Talatal Ghar was used as the location of a very hit Assamese movie “Anthony mur naam” and the song concerned is “Ei rati jui jwole”. In the scene set at midnight there’s this woman, clad in a… Continue reading Talatal Ghar – The epitome of Tai Ahom architecture