If we look at the news and what the news media tells us, we would be under the impression that Twitter is a big deal in India. How big a…Continue Reading →
At around 4:15 PM on October 22, 1979 a scuffle broke out in a Shillong locality and it didn't end…
A brief history of the Bengali Calendar and why India and Bangladesh celebrate the Bengali New Year on different days.
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.