Artist playing Dhol

Dhol is a musical instrument used all over India during different festivals and celebrations in various shapes and sizes,and playing them in Assam is no exception.Assamese People generally plays them during Bihu Celebrations and are widely used in functions and gatherings.It is a symbol of Heritage,Culture and Tradition of Assam

Dhuliya playing Dhul

Dhuliya playing Dhul

An Artist known as Dhuliya(One who plays Dhul) in Assamese playing at a stage show held at Orchid Park,Kaziranga

Guwahati-A Little Insight

Guwahati-A City,A Home and surely where my Heart Belongs..
A City I have seen since I was 5 years old and now when I look at it after 20 years,I see the difference-A Tiny City growing into a cosmopolitan flavour.I have seen its rise and fall and now it looks steady in shaping itself in what we call a metro city,though it is way behind from most of the India’s well established cities but still it is developing in a much rapid pace,A pace I never thought Guwahati would ever attain..Now I just love to see its progress,imagine a better and bigger picture of Guwahati.So much is associated with this City,it won’t be wrong to say entire Assam or North-East develops with its development.Being the gateway to North-East,Guwahati has its own flavor developing in its own niche,from tall buildings,commercial hubs,food joints,picturesque scenery,it does offer a lot to its locals as well as to the folks who visit this place.Guwahati is to entire North-East as what Delhi,Mumbai or Bengaluru is to India.
Every city has its own set of problems and Guwahati is no exception but what important is how we tackle them,over the years Guwahati has done that,still a long way to go..but Guwahati’s progress is certainly driving other towns and cities in Assam to be progressive.
That was little insight of my lovely,little city..And I wish my city to prosper in every way possible.. ūüôā
Will be writing on Guwahati more often with more details..

Khol-A Traditional Instrument

Khol-An widely used traditional instruments in Assamese Culture,also popular in Eastern and other North-Eastern parts
The Khol was introduced by Mohapurash Srimanta Sankardev in Assamese Culture


This Photo was taken at Bordowa-The Birth place of Srimanta Sankardev

The Land Where I Belong-Assam

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Hello Everyone,

So here it is..My first Post describing the land I came from Assam,

As it is usually known as the Land of Red Hills and Blue Rivers…actually it is much more than that I believe.Not only Assam the Entire North-East India comprising of Assam,Arunachal,Meghalaya,Nagaland,Manipur,
Mizoram,Tripura and Sikkim is a delight to watch and travel.Assamese is the main Language of Assam and also is considered  lingua franca of the NE India.

To start with, Assam is the only gateway to NE India with a Narrow corridor running through the foothills of The Himalaya that  connects the State with West Bengal and Rest of the India.

Assam and the entire NE is generally famous for its rich Natural Heritage..With rich Flora and Fauna one finds themselves pretty close to the nature.Different Cultures,Different Traditions mixing up pretty well in NE makes a basis of wonders to others.From The Mighty Brahmaputra(Prime River in NE) to Blue Hills to Never ending Natural Heritage..Assam has all.

The main City of Assam is Guwahati formerly known as¬†Pragjyotishpura(meaning ‘City of Eastern Lights’)¬†located between the banks of the¬†Brahmaputra¬†river and the foothills of the¬†Shillong plateau,¬† which is also¬†considered¬†as Major Commercial and Educational Hub of entire NE.The city is a major center for cultural activities and sports in the North Eastern region and for the administrative and political activities of Assam. The city is an important regional hub for transportation.

Assam and its environs are rich in wildlife with several rare mammals such as Asian elephants, python, tiger and primates and even The Indian Rhinoceros.The bird-life in and around Assam is also rich and diverse.

Getting To NE India

Now here it is if Anyone is interested in Visiting NE India after reading my not pretty good Post about Assam…

NE India and Assam is very well-connected with the Rest of India By Rail,Road and Airways.The main Transport Hub is of course Guwahati. Best Time to visit Assam is between April to October  as these months offer a mild and moderate climate with pleasant and sunny days and cool nights.

Also providing some links for reference.

P.S.–Please do visit NE India once in Lifetime to get closer to Nature.Please Do point out any mistake and¬†recommendations¬†to make this blog appear nice.

Also please visit The Gallery to view pictures of Assam,will upload more pictures in due time.

Thanks

Assamese Bihu

Traditional Bihu Dance of Assam..

Bihu Dances one of the main folk dance of Assam,Generally performed during Bihu festival which is aslo the main festival of Assam.It is celebrated during Rongali Bihu which aslo marks the begining of Assamese New Year.

Both Males and Females perform the Joyous Dance ,and is characterized by brisk dance steps,and rapid hand movement. Dancers wear traditionally colorful Assamese clothing.