Tag: History

  • Reminiscence over a cup of Assam Tea

    Reminiscence over a cup of Assam Tea

    It’s a fine evening, dusk slowly moving in, turning the blue skies a hue of gold. It’s tea time. My soul sisters and I have gathered in the veranda around a dainty wooden table for plush conversation. The best of pastries in town and the finest of Assam tea. I pour the delightful hot beverage […]

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  • Frank Kingdon-Ward | Plant Hunter, Explorer and His Travels in Arunachal Pradesh

    Frank Kingdon-Ward | Plant Hunter, Explorer and His Travels in Arunachal Pradesh

    What exactly is it about plants and flowers that sends these men and women, otherwise known as ‘botanists’, all over the world in search of new species of flowers and plants, usually in remote, difficult to travel areas? When mere mortals walk through gardens or see beautiful flowers around them then that is precisely what […]

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  • World Tourism Day 2014 – Community Development Through Tourism

    World Tourism Day 2014 – Community Development Through Tourism

    27th September, 2014 One of the principles of Greener Pastures is to educate the natives of the region about the scope of the tourism in Northeast India and engage them. Recently on 27th September, 2014, we celebrated World Tourism Day as an opportunity to reach towards this principle. The theme for this year as declared […]

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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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  • Madan Kamdev Temple – God of Love And Erotica in Hinduism

    Madan Kamdev Temple – God of Love And Erotica in Hinduism

    Madan Kamdev can be considered as one of the most beautiful temples ever to built in Assam. Located nearby Guwahati on the north-bank of the Brahmaputra and dedicated to the almighty Lord Shiva, the temple is the largest part of a complex consisting of over twenty temples surrounded by lush greenery and based on top […]

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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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  • The Ledo-Stillwell Road: From India to Burma and China

    The Ledo-Stillwell Road: From India to Burma and China

    World War II can be regarded as one of humanity’s breaking point. The tragedy of Hitler’s Europe is well known, but there are also places far away, where the war brought with it the same approach to death. One such is the China-Burma-India (CBI) region which remains not much publicized. It began in 1942 when […]

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  • Photo Of The Day – Ancient Sword

    A high priest displays an ancient 500 years old sword which belonged to an Ahom king, in Majuli Island.The mighty Ahom Dynasty ruled much of North-East India for six hundred years during the medieval ages.

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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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  • Folklore From North-East India ~ An Apatani Tale On How The World Was Created

    Folklore From North-East India ~ An Apatani Tale On How The World Was Created

    The Apatani Tribe who reside in the state of Arunachal Pradesh are full of wonder – in their cultures, in their customs, in their way of life, and in their folklore. Here’s a tale that deals with the creation of the world and has its origins in the Riu Subansiri area of Arunachal Pradesh ~ […]

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