Dams Versus Northeast India | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples
Conservation / Culture / Everything else / Sustainable Living / Tales

Dams Versus Northeast India | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Adopting this year’s official theme “Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of indigenous peoples” on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we would like to talk about the issue of large dams which are threatening both environment and cultures in indigenous territories of Northeast India. With the region finding recognition … Continue reading

The Bugun Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples
Arunachal Pradesh / Bagun (Khowa) Tribe / Culture / Everything else / Kameng Valley

The Bugun Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

The Khowa tribe, also known as Bugun people in their native language, of western Arunachal Pradesh bordering Bhutan is one of India’s smallest tribal communities and has a small population of only around 2,000 members. They are primarily the inhabitants of Tenga valley and some also dwell in the subtropical forests near Bhalukpong in the … Continue reading

The Sherdukpen Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples
Arunachal Pradesh / Culture / Everything else / Kameng Valley / Sherdukpen Tribe

The Sherdukpen Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Upcoming this week is the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Observed by the United Nations on August 9th each year, it is dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of the planet’s indigenous population, along with recognizing the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve the issues facing the world. It is … Continue reading

Assam / Conservation / Everything else / Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary / Sustainable Living

World Responsible Tourism Day 2013 – Conservation with Parijat Academy

More than a billion people have started traveling every year, a trend set to rise as this decade moves on. The time is all the more significant for the tourism industry to find sustainable solutions to protecting the people and resources on which it relies. Since the last seven years, World Travel Market (WTM) holds … Continue reading

Angling in Arunachal Pradesh | Rivers of the East Himalaya
Arunachal Pradesh / Dibang Valley / Everything else / Lohit Valley / Lower Subansiri District / Siang Valley / Upper Siang District / Upper Subansiri District

Angling in Arunachal Pradesh | Rivers of the East Himalaya

Throughout the planet, catching a Golden Mahseer is rated as an important accomplishment by anglers. Mahseer is very tough to catch – as it puts on a fight once it is hooked. Mahseer tests the skill of the anglers.  Angling in Arunachal Pradesh allows you to go into an untraveled territory in a very special … Continue reading

Tipaimukh Dam | A Threat To Nature And Native Culture
Conservation / Culture / Everything else / Manipur / Manipuri People / Mizo People / Mizoram / Sustainable Living

Tipaimukh Dam | A Threat To Nature And Native Culture

Dams have remained as a major instrument in the path of economic development and prosperity for a country and have been integral in bringing nations closer to each other. It has also played its role in creating mutual suspicions, mistrust and misunderstandings between nations as well as the government and its people. Dams help people … Continue reading

The Angami People of Nagaland | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples
Angamai Tribe / Culture / Everything else / Kohima / Nagaland

The Angami People of Nagaland | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Nagaland is one of the seven sister states of India and is located in the northeastern part of the nation. Kohima is the heart/bustling city of this state. The place is filled with the natural beauty of glorious mountains which catches the attention of travelers. The region is rich in flora, fauna and cultures. Tribes … Continue reading

A Quick Guide to Festivals in Manipur
Culture / Everything else / Manipur / Manipuri People

A Quick Guide to Festivals in Manipur

Manipur is one of the pretty states of India which is located in the remote northeastern part of the country. The state is blessed with natural beauty and has unique culture, tradition and heritage. Though there’s not much inflow of tourism in the state, every year the land observes tourism festival,  known as “Sangai Festival” for … Continue reading

Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India
Arunachal Pradesh / Assam / Culture / Everything else / Nagaland / People

Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India

With the advent of modern science, the recent decades has seen urban influence penetrating even the lives of those who remain far away from cities. The same applies here in Northeast India. The indigenous peoples of the region, who occupy a remote frontiers consisting of rainforests and Himalayan mountains, have been witnessing the advent of … Continue reading

The Adi People of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples
Adi Tribe / Arunachal Pradesh / Everything else / Siang Valley

The Adi People of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

Adi, meaning “hill man” or “man of hill”, is a large tribe inhabiting the unspoiled valleys of the Brahmaputra River during its course in South Tibet. In Occupied Tibet, they are referred to as the Lhoba people but remain recognized by the government of China. With no written records, myths say that the Adis migrated … Continue reading