Category Archives: Culture

Meet Assam based band ‘Celestial Way’ who are making a unique attempt to produce ‘Tangent Music’

April 26, 2017:  CELESTIAL WAY : The Tangent Band The band was formed in 2015 as a project to work mostly on folk music to be fused with contemporary jazz , rock, pop, etc. to define a completely new genre ...Read More

Assam: ‘Dhamail’- a dance form that risks oblivion at Barak is gaining international acclaim

April 22, 2017: The soulful dance form called Dhamail, distinctive to Assam’s Barak valley might have faded into insignificance from the mind space of its own people; nevertheless the graceful dance form got international diplomats foot-tapping to its rhythmic beats. ...Read More

History in Tripura : Writing, Rewriting and Distorting!

By Tapas Dey April 20, 2017:  It is an axiom that history is a perennially embattled arena with people harbouring contradictory and conflicting prognostications always trying to rewrite, twist and conveniently rewriting it. This holds specially good for totalitarian ideologies ...Read More

Meghalaya: Weavers’ on highway to prosperity with traditional roots firmly attached

SHILLONG, April 18 2017: Call it a love for art or a struggle to preserve the rich cultural identities and heritage, the sericulture weavers of Meghalaya are definitely on the route to prosperity going by the traditional way. The weavers of ...Read More

Meghalaya: A Glimpse at the ‘Dance of Joyful Hearts’ — Shad Suk Mynsiem

SHILLONG, April 10: Hundreds of tribal Khasi men and women on Monday celebrated the "Shad Suk Mynsiem" (dance of peaceful hearts) across Meghalaya marking the harvest season and also paying obeisance to God. The dance was performed at the Weiking ...Read More

Assam: The legend behind one of Asia’s largest and oldest amphitheaters, Rang Ghar

The Rang Ghar literally translated to ( "House of Entertainment") is known to be  the largest and among  the oldest surviving amphitheaters in Asia. The building was constructed during the reign of Swargadeo by Pramatta Singha in AD 1744-1750. It is ...Read More

Meghalaya: 5 facts to know about Jaintia Hills- The Land of the Twelve Chiefs

Jantia Hills, locally known as ‘Ri Jaintia’ or the ‘Land of the Jaintias’ is a magnificent hilly region located in the eastern part of Meghalaya. The land is lavishly gifted by nature with numerous cascading rivers, mighty waterfalls, undulating grass ...Read More

Assam: Read on the man who is reviving Assam’s dying art form

Guwahati, March 16: In a small town called Pathsala, about 60 km from this principal town of Assam, a mission has been underway for more than half a century. The task at hand is not easy -- revival of the ...Read More

Assam :How centuries old practice of “Puppetry” is still kept alive in the state!

Puppets or “Kathputli” is an ancient and popular form of folk entertainment. Egyptians are probably the earliest known puppeteers. String Puppets of wood performing the action of kneading bread is the oldest evidence of puppets in Egypt as early as ...Read More

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