Category: Assam

Digital India Fail

So many stories to tell. I hardly find time these days to put them on paper or the computer. Recently a few things have been bugging me a lot and I feel helpless that I can not do anything about the current situation, especially in my state Assam.  Earlier this month (December), I attended a course on meditation and Ayurveda...

The Broom Seller

It was Dhanteras. I went to the market for some customary metal purchase on the occasion of Dhanteras. On my way back, I stopped at the robust Beltola Bazaar to buy vegetables. … I noticed someone shouting on the other side of the vegetable stall.

Bihu

Everyone talks about Bihu – then and now. Everyone says it was better “then”, than “now”. I beg to differ. For me all the Bihu celebrations have something special to offer. So what, if the celebration of Bihu has changed over the ages? Change is inevitable. We all have to keep up with time and adjust accordingly. Today we do...

The cuckoos are here

Kopou (in Assamese) or Foxtail Orchid Today, I heard the first cuckoo song of the year. Yes, the coo of a cuckoo is like a melodious song to me, filled with deep emotions! I can feel it inside me whenever I hear a cuckoo sing.   Every year, the day I first hear a cuckoo sing, my mind registers it...

Dr Bhupen Hazarika lives on…

Dr Bhupen Hazarika A life, led with the highest degree of simplicity — the pain, ups and downs of personal life, expressed in effortless melodies, the man, the legend who touched everyone’s heart with his humane lyrics and melodies — can that great human being be dead and gone forever? No, for me, he is still alive in every one of us,...

Magh Bihu Bhogali

I am writing this blog with a smile on my face. I hope everyone who reads this blog feels the same joy while reliving the moments I am going to share here. I felt happiness and a great sense of belonging while celebrating Magh Bihu in Kolkata this year. Till the morning of Uruka day, the members of Sristir Ramdhenu...

One of My All Time Favourite Poems “সাগৰ দেখিছা ?”

সাগৰ দেখিছা ? – দেৱকান্ত বৰুৱা সাগৰ দেখিছা? দেখা নাই কেতিয়াও? ময়ো দেখা নাই, শুনিছোঁ তথাপি, নীলিম সলিলৰাশি বাধাহীন উৰ্ম্মিমালা আছে দূৰ দিগন্ত বিয়াপি | মোৰ ই অন্তৰ খনি সাগৰৰ দৰে নীলা, বেদনাৰে – দেখা নাই তুমি ? উঠিছে মৰিছে য’ত বাসনাৰ লক্ষ ঢউ তোমাৰেই স্মৃতি – সীমা চুমি | শুনা নাই? মোৰ সাগৰত তুমি শুনা নাই ধুমুহাৰ উতলা সঙ্গীত...

Bihu is Bihu

  Today, we celebrate Bihu in our own little ways, feeling equally excited every time. Although the first thing we all would like to do on Bihu is to be at our parental home where we grew up and enjoyed the Bihus in their totality. But due to the many difficulties, obligations and responsibilities of modern lives, it is sometimes...

Bihu is Bihu

Khanapara Bihu Function “08 Everyone talks about Bihu – then and now. Everyone says it was better “then”, than “now”. I beg to differ. For me all the Bihu celebrations have something special to offer. So what, if the celebration of Bihu has changed over the ages? Change is inevitable. We all have to keep up with time and adjust...