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“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” … And nowhere is this better expressed than in Assam, with the mighty Brahmaputra as chief narrator. Assam has embraced migrants over centuries, who brought different ethnicities, religion and culture to its fertile shores. Cruises...
The silvery grey mirror-like sheet of the Brahmaputra’s waters stretches from side to side and I can’t see the banks or where the water segues into the sky in this monochrome landscape. I am surprised by its vastness which looks more like an ocean than a river. On the tempestuous Brahmaputra, one of India’s most...
Soak in the country’s sights and sounds along its many waterbody cruises; here’s a list of some cruises plying on the rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra in the east and the Vembanad Lake in the south. Read More….
A blog article on THE WIRE by Sohaila Kapur on MV Mahabaahu Downstream cruise from Jorhat to Guwahati.
Bamboo, Thatch, grass and leaf huts or ‘Bhelaghar’ are built in the temple complex or in the open space on the day of Maghar Domahi to mark the end of Pausha (winter) and arrival of Magh. This night of Paush and Magh is ‘Uruka’ and is marked by songs of harvest, fertility, merriment and teasing,...
The river traverses the transboundary geography draining diverse environments; the cold dry plateau of Tibet, the rain drenched Himalayan slopes, the landlocked alluvial plains of Assam and the vast deltaic lowlands of Bangladesh.
The river folk indulge in all types of crafts which fall in the category of cottage industry and work from home.
The Indian Tea Districts Association was established in London in 1879 and in Kolkata in 1881 (as the Indian Tea Association) to organize and advance these tea interests. By 1888 tea imported from India finally exceeded that from China. Today India is second to China in production of tea.
In 1667, the Ahom army under the leadership of Lachit Barphukan reclaimed Guwahati from Mughals. On receiving this news, Mughal emperor Aurangzeb despatched a strong army under the leadership of Raja Ram Singh of Amber to re-establish Mughal prestige in North East. Ram Singh with his mighty army reached the frontiers in 1669. A long and fierce naval battle with guerilla tactics ensued. The topography of natural hills, dense forests and rivers provided Ahom forces with natural defense potentials. After receiving a few setbacks, Ahoms emerged victorious. This battle is known as ‘Battle of Saraighat’.
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