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

Sivasagar – Complete City Guide to the Historical Place of Assam

Sivasagar, earlier called Rangpur was the capital of the Ahom dynasty and hence this town bears testimony to the magnificence and grandeur of the Ahom rule. The remnants and for most parts even monuments built by the Ahom kings still stand tall in this small heritage town in Upper Assam. Sivasagar meaning ‘ocean of Shiva’… Continue reading Sivasagar – Complete City Guide to the Historical Place of Assam

Visit these Restaurants in Guwahati for Ethnic Assamese food: My personal favorites!

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!

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

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

The Na-Khua tradition – Thanksgiving in Assamese culture

O mur dharitri ai, soronote diba thai Khetiokor nistar nai, mati bin oxohai Doya kora doyaxila ai …….. …….. Mati ke xaboti dhori Mati ke sarothi kori Matir bukut sunit dhalu Jironi pahori Dhoritri ai mur Amak tumi neriba Tumar seneh bine ai Ami nirupai Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Assam is mainly an agriculture based economy… Continue reading The Na-Khua tradition – Thanksgiving in Assamese culture

Maha Shivratri and Shivdol of Heritage Sivasagar

Shivdol is a group of structures on the banks of the Sivasagar tank, also known as Borpukhuri, in Sivasagar, Assam. It comprises of three different temples namely Shivdol meaning temple of Lord Shiva, Vishnudol meaning temple of Lord Vishnu and Devidol meaning temple of Goddess Durga. Lord Shiva along with Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma… Continue reading Maha Shivratri and Shivdol of Heritage Sivasagar

Magh Bihu – Harvest Festival of Assam

Magh Bihu is known as the harvest festival of Assam. It is celebrated in the month of Magha marking the end of the harvest season in Assam. It falls around mid- January and is a time of abundance which we celebrate with lot of festivities and feasting. Hence this Bihu is also called Bhogali Bihu… Continue reading Magh Bihu – Harvest Festival of Assam

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

Dibrugarh University – The True Indomitable Spirit

My alma mater Dibrugarh University

Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, the cultural icon of Assam, was a playwright, poet, songwriter, writer, and filmmaker. In his popular song, “Ture Mure alukore jatra Abyartha Abyartha  Ami palu jibonor artha abhinav Swagat swagat xateertha”  he sums up the beautiful journey of a student. This journey towards enlightenment is unfailing and would add meaning to our… Continue reading Dibrugarh University – The True Indomitable Spirit