Category Archives: Culture

Assam: Wales celebrates Bihu for the first time!

GUWAHATI, May 28, 2017 - Chepstow, a small town on the border of England and south Wales, welcomed members of the Assamese community from around the UK on May 13, who brought with them a vibrant insight into the culture ...Read More

Ramadan 2017: 8 questions about the Muslim holy month you were too embarrassed to ask

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has begun since Friday evening, and most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims will be observing. This means there's a good chance you might encounter someone — a friend, a co-worker, the barista making ...Read More

Folktales of Northeast India: Bandor aru Xiyal- The Monkey and the Fox

An old Assamese folktale of the monkey and the fox takes a journey of two animals one known for their mischievous trait and another for its cunning wit. These two animals are said to be friends in the tale who like ...Read More

Assam’s ‘Tuloni Biya’, where attainment of Womanhood is not a Taboo but a reason to Rejoice!

Menstruation is widely considered a taboo topic and open discussions on this subject were hardly made possible. But in today’s day and time, many feminists as well as rights activists are widely talking about it. But things were different back ...Read More

Meghalaya: At 83, SweetyMon Rynjah is ‘Dancing until her hips can’t move!’

-Written by Nidhi Dugar Kundalia DISCLAIMER: This article was first published in The Hindu and TNT- the Northeast Today does not own any rights to the authenticity of this piece SweetyMon Rynjah’s house in Shillong’s bustling Bara Bazar market is small, grey and ...Read More

Folktales of NE: Do you know why Khasis have a tradition of hiding the broom from a guest’s view?

It is said that most Khasi practices have their origins in their folktales. Numerous social customs which are still highly regarded and practiced in Khasi society have their roots in the tales and legends passed down from one generation to another ...Read More

Meghalaya: This 16th Century shrine in West Garo Hills unifies Indo-Bangla border

Shillong, May 16:Prayers holds no boundaries for devotees of the Urs or prayer fair which is held annually for centuries at a place which is hemmed along the Indian side of the Indo-Bangladesh border. Divided by geography but united in ...Read More

The evolution of the ‘Khasi Traditional Attire’

SHILLONG: Khasi women wear a special attire called ‘Dhara’ or ‘Nara’ during special occasions or grand ceremonies. The traditional attire worn by the Khasi women is a costly silk material woven out of Mulberry silk yarn. Though simple in their ...Read More

Dare to break the customary rules of the Sacred Groves of Meghalaya!

SHILLONG: If one knows about the tradition of the indigenous tribes of Meghalaya, they would also know about the significance of their faith and their belief in mythological characters. However, with the advent of modernisation, this belief and faith seems ...Read More