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

The Konyak People of Nagaland | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples
Everything else / Konyak Tribe / Mon / Nagaland

The Konyak People of Nagaland | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

“The Konyak performs no rites or ceremonies till the sowing begins. He realizes that the cutting of the jungle and the proper clearing of the fields depends only on the efficiency of man. Why should he trouble the Gods? But when the seed is entrusted to the earth, where hundreds of dangers may threaten the … Continue reading

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples
Culture / Everything else / Literature Stuff / Sustainable Living / Tales

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

It has been exciting times. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is coming up next month, and we have been engaging with three very thoughtful online campaigns/events meant for indigenous peoples. Based in a land of tribes, it is very inspiring for us to see people across the world uniting and … Continue reading

Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam
Assam / Conservation / Everything else / Literature Stuff / Mulai Forest / Travel Tales

Responsible Tourism Project Report: Tree Planting with Jadav Payeng in Assam

Little more than a year back, we’d enthusiastically begun our first responsible tourism project – a fundraiser meant to assist the forest man of India – Jadav Payeng, in his quest to grow more trees in the Brahmaputra Valley. With this post today, Greener Pastures is proud to announce that the fundraiser has been successful. … Continue reading