Category: Assam

  • Photo of the day – Rural life in Majuli

    Majuli, an island right at the center of the mighty Brahmaputra River, is a land forgotten, or rather uninfluenced by the happenings around the world. Here, life is such as the flow of the river. The dry months run at a slow pace; spiritual. The wet months bring about plentiful rain, a swollen river, and the perils […]

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  • World Responsible Tourism Day 2013 – Conservation with Parijat Academy

    More than a billion people have started traveling every year, a trend set to rise as this decade moves on. The time is all the more significant for the tourism industry to find sustainable solutions to protecting the people and resources on which it relies. Since the last seven years, World Travel Market (WTM) holds […]

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  • Photo of the Day: Man and River

    The Diphlu River cuts through Kaziranga National Park and appears as serene as the expansive grasslands. It is a life saver for both humans and animals, ensuring a division between the two. Seen here, a man rafts in tune to the river.

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  • Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India

    Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India

    With the advent of modern science, the recent decades has seen urban influence penetrating even the lives of those who remain far away from cities. The same applies here in Northeast India. The indigenous peoples of the region, who occupy a remote frontiers consisting of rainforests and Himalayan mountains, have been witnessing the advent of […]

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  • Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

    Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

    It has been exciting times. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is coming up next month, and we have been engaging with three very thoughtful online campaigns/events meant for indigenous peoples. Based in a land of tribes, it is very inspiring for us to see people across the world uniting and […]

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  • Photo Of The Day – Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida)

    The Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) is a beautiful passerine bird, common in eastern and southeastern Asia, photographed above in the thick woodlands of Manas National Park, Assam. They occupy forests and cultivated plantations. Both the male and female of the species look almost identical, and like other birds where there is no visible difference between the sexes, both parents contribute to the […]

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  • Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam

    Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam

    Little more than a year back, we’d enthusiastically begun our first responsible tourism project – a fundraiser meant to assist the forest man of India – Jadav Payeng, in his quest to grow more trees in the Brahmaputra Valley. With this post today, Greener Pastures is proud to announce that the fundraiser has been successful. […]

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  • Photo Of The Day – Kaziranga in the Monsoon Season

    The annual monsoons play an important role in keeping the grasslands of Kaziranga National Park fertile, making way for great biodiversity to flourish. As seen here, the grasslands all green a few weeks back.

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  • Photo Of The Day – Whreated Hornbill

    The Whreathed Hornbill is an exotic tropical bird found from Bhutan to Southeast Asia. However, due to urbanization and illegal tree felling, the Hornbills along with other species face a threat of large scale habitat loss due to urbanization and illegal tree felling for profit. The above photograph, taken in Nameri National Park, near the foothills […]

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  • Wildlife Tourism in Assam

    Wildlife Tourism in Assam

    Assam is a north-eastern state of India with its capital at Dispur (a suburb of Guwahati City) and can be aptly described as “the land of the red river and blue hills”. Known as one of the richest biodiversity zones in the world, it consists of tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, bamboo orchards and […]

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