At a time when an anglicised creole is the new lingua franca and I am identified and counted as a Bengali, I remain a Sylheti, from Shillong.Continue Reading →
The 'deewaar' of Aadhaar has people on both sides of the wall (and also many sitting on it)
Recreating a fading Makar Sankranti tradition from East Bengal and Assam.
Interesting trivia on why the city of Shillong has been named so. Part four in the series of Shillong Stories on Cutting the Chai.Continue Reading →
Shillongites were basking in the sights of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks 250 kilometres away.
For my fellow Shillongites am putting together this little live blog, featuring posts on how people back home are celebrating.
Also a list of the other participants from India at the 1893 Parliament of World's Religions at Chicago. There were…
In Shillong, rain is a recurring feature all the year around and umbrellas a constant companion.
Shillong. A city atop the abode of the clouds. A city that is a town in size but a metropolis in demeanour. A city that is now 150 years old.Continue Reading →
The fidget spinner is easily the toy of the year 2017. And with a 5-year-old who keeps abreast of all…
I begin writing this perched on the top berth in a sleeper coach of a train that has a long…