When I was at the early stage of my pregnancy, a desire started budding in my heart. I started getting drawn towards the idea of visiting the Golden Temple located in Amritsar, Punjab. As days went by, this desire became all the more strong and I almost had visions of visiting the holy place with… Continue reading Golden Temple with a 3 year old Kid
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
The Assamese traditional jewellery in essence shows the rich cultural legacy of Assam. Drawing inspiration from little things which appears mundane, the early craftsmen created beautiful pieces of art with sheer skill and imagination. The flora and fauna of the region has also been a source of inspiration to these craftsmen. Brief History of Assamese… Continue reading Assamese Traditional Jewellery: A Tale of the Rich Cultural Legacy
The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living Marcus Tullius Cicero The Ahom community of Assam practices their own unique customs and rituals. Me-Dam-Me-Phi is one of such ceremonies, in-fact it is the most important socio-religious ceremony of the Ahoms performed to show respect to the departed souls and remember… Continue reading Me-Dam-Me-Phi: AHOM’S Ancestor worship
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
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
Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ibn Battuta Travelling enriches us with knowledge that comes from experience. It broadens our mind as we come in contact with different cultures. Our perspective changes and we become better as human beings. And in the words of Ibn Battuta, we become… Continue reading Why do you Travel?