Category Archives: Did You know

DID YOU KNOW At 1424m, this is Meghalaya’s ‘Navel of Heaven’!

At 1424m, Sohpetbneng isn't the coldest peak in Meghalaya. But, most agree, it is the coolest. And it is not only because the peak commands an otherworldly view. To the average Khasi, one of Meghalaya's three major matrilineal communities, Sohpetbneng ...Read More

DID YOU KNOW At 7000 ft, this is the smallest tourist town in Sikkim!

Jue 16, 2017: Ravangla or Rawangla or Ravongla is a small tourist town situated at an elevation of 7000 ft in South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is connected by state highway to other major towns in ...Read More

DID YOU KNOW how ‘Mizoram’ derive its name and the legend behind its existence?

June 10, 2017: Mizoram is one of the states of Northeast India, with Aizawl as its capital. The name is derived from Mi (people), Zo (hill) and Ram (land), and thus Mizoram implies "land of the hill people". In the Northeast, ...Read More

Manipur: Suspected militants lob grenade at Imphal market; one injured!

Imphal, June 8, 2017: One person was wounded when suspected militants lobbed a grenade into a pharmacy in the Manipur capital on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday. Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, who also holds the Home portfolio, visited the ...Read More

DID YOU KNOW Ruskin Bond has a connection with Northeast India!

June 6, 2016: Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. He lives with his adopted family in Landour, in Mussoorie, India.  The writer, considered to be a pioneer of children's short stories has a connection with Northeastern part of ...Read More

DID YOU KNOW- Facts about Cyclone ‘Mora’ that struck Northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar !

May 30, 2017: The Bay of Bengal is prone to storms and Bangladesh is often hit by severe weather during the monsoon season, from the middle to the end of the year. A cyclone dubbed Mora, also known as Cyclone Mora, hit ...Read More

DID YOU KNOW Harry Potter Actress Julie Christie has a Northeast Connection!

May 25, 2017: Julie Frances Christie , born on 14 April 1940 is an English actress. An icon of the "swinging London" era of the 1960s, she has won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, and in 1997 ...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

DID YOU KNOW This Northeast Indian state is called ‘Bamboo Queen’ of India!

It was in the year 2015 with the government of India realised the potential of Mizoram in the production of bamboo and assured of providing all the required support be helped to emerge as the 'bamboo state' of the country which ...Read More