Tag: Culture

  • Photo Of The Day – House Of A Himalayan Hunter

    The charming Mismhi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh have since ever been excellent hunters. They rule the mountains of the very eastern Himalayas, living in remote terrains which are blessed with nectar-full splendor. Today, hunting is more a yearly event, to keep their culture alive and to promote sustainable approach in their region.

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  • Folklore From North-East India: Tale Of A Mishmi Girl

    Folklore From North-East India: Tale Of A Mishmi Girl

    This folktale, from the Idu Mishmi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, tells about the moral behind the Idu tradition of naming their new born babies within 5 days after delivery. If not followed, it is believed that a khinu (Eng: spirit) will name the baby and take it away. One upon a time, a beautiful daughter […]

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  • 15000 Drummers in Assam Literally Shake the Ground And Set a Record

    15000 Drummers in Assam Literally Shake the Ground And Set a Record

    On an effort to set a record, on January 6th this new year, on the outskirts of the small town of Jorhat in the state of Assam, a group of more than 14,000 drum players recently gathered to play together the traditional Assamese music instrument of khol; which is similar to drums. The artists taking […]

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  • Photo Of The Day ~ Where Buddhism Soars High

    At 9000 feet above sea level and in the coldness of the winters, I discovered that Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is a spiritually enlightened Buddhist outpost. Located remotely, cutoff from civilization, Buddhism reigns in all its glory here. The only sounds heard are the silence in the air, the chants of monks and the beats […]

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  • 5 Popular Festivals of North-East India

    5 Popular Festivals of North-East India

    North-East India is rich with tribes (more than 200 of them) and celebrations. It can be well worth your time during your next vacation to travel to this region and take part in some of the celebrations. Festivals are important economic engines for many of these areas, and some organizers have even taken to promoting […]

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  • Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 5,6 – Mighty Valleys Of The Siang River

    Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 5,6 – Mighty Valleys Of The Siang River

    Continued from here. Day 5 & 6 We woke up to a beautiful and bright sunny morning. The bad weather of the past few days had disappeared, making for a blue sky. Low on money, we first went to an ATM which is the only working machine in the all of Along. There was a […]

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  • Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 1,2 – Ziro And The Apatanis

    Central Arunachal Pradesh Tour – Day 1,2 – Ziro And The Apatanis

    Day 1 A week of unbearable summer heat had prompted me and Tushar to plan an escape into the nearby Himalayan ranges of Arunachal Pradesh. Bizarrely, it turned out to be a beautiful drizzly Sunday when we started our journey from Dibrugarh in Assam, driving towards Ziro in central Arunachal Pradesh. I’d heard much about […]

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  • Folklore From North-East India – Rih Dil Lake, Mizoram

    Folklore From North-East India – Rih Dil Lake, Mizoram

    Rih Dil Lake, a heart shaped lake located midst breathtaking greenery, is the largest lake in the state of Mizoram in India, but awkwardly, is situated in the kingdom of Myanmar. Maybe it has to do with the influence of the lake in the culture and tradition of the Mizo people. Believed to the passage […]

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  • Photo Of The Day – Chants of Majuli

    As seen in the island of Majuli in Northeast India, simple men clad in plain white cloth roam around, stopping randomly at places to chant the name of God and love.

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  • Folklore From North-East India ~ A Manipuri Tale About A Demoness

    Folklore From North-East India ~ A Manipuri Tale About A Demoness

    This tale, about bravery and intelligence, has its origin in the state of Manipur in northeastern India, a beautiful land which has remained much hidden from the outside world due to decades of hostile struggle and hard terrain. Long long time ago in a faraway village in Manipur, lived a poor couple – Kaliyong and […]

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