Chapchar Kut Festival of Mizoram

ব্যাম্বু ড্যান্স বা ‘চেরাও’ উত্তর-পূর্ব ভারতসহ সারা দক্ষিণপূর্ব এশিয়াতেই বেশ জনপ্রিয়। এক-একটা দলে দশ-কুড়ি জন করে থাকে। ছেলেরা বাজনার তালে তালে বাঁশ এদিক ওদিক করে আর মেয়েরা বাঁশের এ পাশে ও পাশে পা দিয়ে দিয়ে নাচে। মিজোরামের রাজধানী আইজলের চাপচারকুট উৎসবে যেভাবে এই ‘চেরাও’ নাচ হয়, তেমনটা পৃথিবীর আর কোথাও হয় না। এই উৎসবের কথাই গল্পে, ছবিতে ধড়া আছে এখানে।

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Floating Life of Loktak Lake

Loktak Lake of Manipur is unique for its phumdis. Phumdis are heterogeneous mass vegetation those float over water. These are capable to carry huge weight. One can easily walk on it. Even huts are made over phumdis. The largest phumdi is called as Keibul Lamjao National Park. It is the one and only floating national park of the world, home to the endangered Sangai Deer (Dancing Deer). Local fishermen cut the phumdis in ring-shape for fishing purpose. This blog and the movie (attached herewith) is based on how Loktak Lake is used as a source of livelihood for the locals.

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Mawphlang Sacred Forest: Season Matters!

Mawphlang is a tiny hamlet of Meghalaya beside a Sacred Forest where nature and myths co-exist. People often ask which is the best season for Mawphlang Sacred Forest. We had been there both in winter and monsoon and were awestruck by varied experiences. I’ll recommend everyone to visit twice, because here in Mawphlang : Season…

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Umden: A Place of Non-Violent Silk

Umden, a calm & quite hamlet of the Rivoi District of Meghalaya amidst lush greeneries is a perfect place for relaxation, but that was not our key motivation to be there; rather we were dying to see whether Eri Silk is really generated by keeping the silkworm alive or not! What is so special about…

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Umngot: The Glass River of India

A trip to Dawki, Shnongpdeng and Darrang, three villages alongside the crystal-clear river Umngot flowing through Meghalaya was nothing but a fascinating visual treat for us. At first let me introduce these places through our framed memories: How to be there? Dawki, a small village of West Jayantia Hills, Meghalaya is situated on India-Bangladesh border.…

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Mawlyngbna : Hidden Holes of Meghalaya

There are places in Meghalaya which have more appealing natural beauty than Mawlyngbna; but strange things drag us more; more than just visual pleasure. That’s why we had chosen Mawlygnbna. Natural Pot-Holes of Mawlygbna When I typed Mawlyngbna in Google image search, most of the photographs I found were of a riverside rocky plain, full…

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Kongthong : A Land of Melodious Identity

Travelling is not just seeing of sights. Sound matters! Darkness fell over the village, while we arrived at Kongthong, a small hamlet in the Khasi hills of Meghalaya. As soon as we got down from the car, we heard a high-pitch sound like birds chirping! Then again, another sound! And another! Yes! Here we come!…

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