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Singpho festival teaches lessons of unity

Singpho festival teaches lessons of unity

India’s North East comprises of ethnic and regional characters owing to its distinct location, diversified geographical framework and multicolored tribes. The region with the advent of spring of every year booms with festivity celebrating Mother Nature’s gift of abundant resources, hard work of their forefathers and the fertility of the lands. With not an exception, […]

We need a designated Cemetery

We need a designated Cemetery

By- Ritutapan Borah I recall seeing the random small concrete structures written off as ‘tombs’, through the bus windows, during my childhood family trips. I also recall the goose-pimples and the chill through my spine, imagining that once there was a funeral right there! To stay in others’ minds and thoughts might be one of the most […]

Menstrual Taboos and Restrictions

Menstrual Taboos and Restrictions

It was a cold wintry evening in the month of December I saw my friend Dimpy, sleeping on the floor on a coir mattress, covering herself with a blanket, shivering with cold and simultaneously, suffering from high fever. Shocked after seeing my friend in such a pitiful plight, I was forced to ask her parents […]

Joymoti, Assam and Crime against Women – Biggest shame for us Ever

Joymoti, Assam and Crime against Women – Biggest shame for us Ever

By- Priyankan Goswami Assam takes pride itself as the land of Sati Joymoti, the brave Ahom Princess who laid down her life standing undaunted against inhuman atrocities to save her husband (and thereby her motherland). For our non-Assamese readers and those neo-Assamese readers whose parents took pride in not teaching them anything of their motherland’s […]

Bihu, Bollywood & ULFA

Bihu, Bollywood & ULFA

Just on the eve of Bohag Bihu i.e. on 10th April ULFA had issued a statement requesting the Bihu Organizing Committees and the artists of Assam not to stage or sing Bollywood Hindi songs for seven days of Bihu celebration. The request was accepted by all the artists of Assam except Zubeen Garg, a popular […]

Chit Funds or Cheating Schemes?

Chit Funds or Cheating Schemes?

By- Kiron Kakoty Perhaps many of the readers of  Times of Assam are more knowledgeable that this humble KK about Chit funds and allied schemes. Few Indian provinces have government scheme Chitty which are possibly above board and outside my vivisection attempt in the next few paragraphs. Sharadha Chit fund has just done a Shradha of Hundreds […]

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