World Tourism Day 2014 – Community Development Through Tourism
Assam / Assamese Culture / Culture / Everything else / Responsible Tourism / Travel Tales

World Tourism Day 2014 – Community Development Through Tourism

27th September, 2014 One of the principles of Greener Pastures is to educate the natives of the region about the scope of the tourism in Northeast India and engage them. Recently on 27th September, 2014, we celebrated World Tourism Day as an opportunity to reach towards this principle. The theme for this year as declared … Continue reading

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

The Monpa Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples

The Monpa tribe is one of the most populous tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and is considered as one of the major tribal communities in the entire region. Monpas are the inhabitants of the high altitude Tawang district and the mountain passes of Bomdila in West Kameng district. Historically, the Tibetan word Monpa referred to all … Continue reading

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

3 of the Best National Parks of Assam
Assam / Conservation / Dibru-Saikhowa National Park / Kaziranga National Park / Manas National Park

3 of the Best National Parks of Assam

Assam is one of the picturesque states of India and falls in the remote northeastern part of the country. The richness of the region’s flora largely reflects the diversity of habitats. The fertile plains on the banks of mighty Brahmaputra River support a wide range of vegetation along the habitat of other rare wild species. … Continue reading

Photo of the day – Rural life in Majuli
Assamese Culture / Culture / Majuli / Missing Tribe / People

Photo of the day – Rural life in Majuli

Majuli, an island right at the center of the mighty Brahmaputra River, is a land forgotten, or rather uninfluenced by the happenings around the world. Here, life is such as the flow of the river. The dry months run at a slow pace; spiritual. The wet months bring about plentiful rain, a swollen river, and the perils … 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