Ranghar – The Tai-Ahom Heritage Monument

Rang Ghar in Sivasagar

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

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

The Best Gift from my Dad

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

Talatal Ghar – The epitome of Tai Ahom architecture

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