Totally oblivious as to what to expect we started on a road trip to Habung which is located in Dhemaji on the north bank of river Brahmaputra. The only bookish information we had was that Swargadeo Chaolung Sukapha settled there briefly before finally establishing his capital at Charaideo. Of late the State Government has taken… Continue reading The Ahom seat at Habung: An Offbeat Destination
Best fun trips in North-East India during Winters
What’s the best thing about winters? A cup of hot coffee as you make yourself cozy beside a bonfire, or the early morning walks down the country roads as you stride through the fog, or reading your favorite book under the blanket in your cozy little bed. For me it’s the festivities here in Assam… Continue reading Best fun trips in North-East India during Winters
What motivated me to write my first non-fiction travel book?
Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill I wrote my first blog post when I was pregnant with my first baby after 8 years of marriage. I had my own agri-venture prior to that and an online boutique, but I decided to pause for… Continue reading What motivated me to write my first non-fiction travel book?
“Burhi Aair Xadhu” : The Quintessential Assamese Folklores
Burhi Aair Xadhu is a collection of short stories and folklores compiled by the famous Assamese author and poet Lakshminath Bezbaruah. This is the go-to text every Assamese parent used to rely on to make our childhood meaningful and interesting. This was and will be the most popular children fiction in Assamese and a must… Continue reading “Burhi Aair Xadhu” : The Quintessential Assamese Folklores
Post-Covid Travel and Tourism trends
Travel and Tourism was a booming industry in the pre-Covid years and there were several factors which encouraged people to travel. But when the pandemic hit, the Travel and Tourism Industry was probably the hardest hit and even after 22 months the industry has not been able to recover. Vaccination drives have started in many… Continue reading Post-Covid Travel and Tourism trends
Naamghar: The Assamese Cultural Identity
Naamghar is a community prayer hall in Assam where people gather for religious and other cultural activities. The Neo-Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardeva established the Satras and the Naamghars for people to gather and engage in naam and other cultural activities. Srimanta Sankardeva inspired the pan-Indian Bhakti Movement in Assam and propagated the Ek-Sarana-Naam-Dharma or Neo-Vaishnavism.… Continue reading Naamghar: The Assamese Cultural Identity
Why should you visit the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland?
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 Why should you visit the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland?
A Romantic Escape to the most dreamy Hill Station in North-East India
Shillong is like paradise on Earth – the calm and beauty of Nature, the simplicity and benevolence of its people, hills and valleys, lakes and waterfalls, food and festivals – one cannot but wonder at the variety and charm this dreamy hill station has to offer. Shillong is, undoubtedly, the most popular tourist destination in… Continue reading A Romantic Escape to the most dreamy Hill Station in North-East India
Explore the Pristine Dzukou Valley in Nagaland
World tourism has been greatly affected by the pandemic for over a year and half now, as International and National borders remain sealed. Norms like total lockdown, partial lockdown, social distancing and many protocols have been put into effect to curb the crisis along with active vaccination drives. Recently, however, many countries have opened their… Continue reading Explore the Pristine Dzukou Valley in Nagaland
A Weekend Getaway to Parashuram Kund
Parashuram Kund is a religious site of the Hindus situated on the Brahmaputra plateau on the lower reaches of the Lohit river, in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. Every year during Makar Sangkranti, in the month of January, thousands of pilgrims from across India and the neighbouring country of Nepal visit this holy site to… Continue reading A Weekend Getaway to Parashuram Kund