Written in the stones: Story of an ancient, dying game of the Khasis – Maw Korkatia

Written in the stones: Story of an ancient, dying game of the Khasis – Maw Korkatia

BY IBANKYNTIEW MAWRIE  Shillong, May 09, 2018:  “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future” ~~ Elie Wiesel If culture was born out of a memory, as American writer Elie Wiesel has clearly observed, then it is safe to say that our identities and cultural practices are […]

Myths & Legends from the Seven Sister states

Myths & Legends from the Seven Sister states

Myths, Legends and Folklore have always been passed down from one generation to another. Grandparents have always been your storytellers on these fascinating and interesting stories over the past. What’s more interesting is that these different folktales bear the characteristics of the culture, folklore and customs of the people from which they originated. It’s a […]

The lost civilization

The lost civilization

Rangjyrteh remains a ‘silent isolated lily’. Once a village where civilization existed more than 100 years ago, it is a place believed by the Khasis to be inherited by the Hynniewtrep Hynniewskum. Many legends are associated with it like the famous Nohkalikai Falls; the story about the woman who committed suicide by falling from the […]

The legend behind the Nohkalikai

The legend behind the Nohkalikai

Nohkalikai Falls is the most brilliant and tallest plunge waterfall in India. At 335 meters it is the highest plunge waterfall in India. Just a 10 minutes drive from main town of Cherrapunji, the fall is located at another blunt end of the plateau.From the edge of the cliff the waterfall looks like a white […]