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To The Hills

Posted by - October 7, 2017

Tanya Brooks Meghalaya- the Scotland of the East is definitely a favourite for all who live in the North East. The rolling blue hills, the envelope of clouds, the perfect curved roads are just too enticing to miss. Meghalaya is a heaven visited to enjoy the drop in temperature even if by a centigrade and

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Meghalaya Richly Endowed with the Bamboo Forests

Posted by - October 7, 2017

NeW Bureau Meghalaya is richly endowed with the bamboo forests. Bamboo forests in the state have diverse species base which include clump forming as well as non-clump forming types. It has been reported that 36 species of bamboo from 14 genera are found in Meghalaya ( Biswas, 1988). The important clump forming species include Dendrocalamus

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Weaving in Meghalaya: An Ancient craft

Posted by - September 2, 2017

NEW Bureau Weaving is an ancient craft of the tribal of Meghalaya. It has a rich variety of hand-woven textiles, with unique characteristics that reflect the state and its skilled artisans. The state produces three varieties of silk – Eri (locally known as ryndia from the castor plants the silkworms feed on), Muga and Mulberry.

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Meghalaya celebrates Shad Suk Mynsiem

Posted by - April 29, 2017

By: Vishma Kumar Thapa Seng Khasi is a Religio Socio Cultural Organization of the indigenous Khasis belonging to the Niam Khasi religion. Its aim is to protect and preserve the Niam Khasi, the customs and traditions of the Indigenous Khasis which distinguishes the Khasis, as a race distinct and different from any other races in

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Nishangram celebrates New Year

Posted by - February 2, 2017

By: Vishma Kumar Thapa Nishangram, a small village in Assam bordering Meghalaya came to focus during the New Year amongst Garos across both the States with the annual ‘Song Kristan’ today. The tradition of ‘Song Kristan’ involves the beating of drums and singing of songs to celebrate the Christmas season ending after the completion of

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