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

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

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

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

Eco-Tourism in North-East India – 6 Responsible Cottages And Homestays
Conservation / Dihing Patkai / Everything else / Majuli / Mawlynnong / Nameri National Park / Thembang / Touphema

Eco-Tourism in North-East India – 6 Responsible Cottages And Homestays

Northeast India is not one of those destinations found in every traveler’s list. This is mostly because of the region’s remoteness, closeness to sensitive international borders and absence of proper infrastructure. Call it godsend, the niche tourism acts as a safeguard to the region’s rich but delicate environment and cultures, whereas, if mass tourism was … Continue reading

Climate Change And The Future Of Assam: Floods, Erosion And Danger
Assam / Brahmaputra / Conservation / Everything else / Sustainable Living

Climate Change And The Future Of Assam: Floods, Erosion And Danger

Assam, located delicately where South Asia meets Southeast Asia, is a land blessed with an extremely rich biodiversity and cultures, and can arguably be considered as India’s most fertile state. But, as the years pass, more and more CO2 is getting released to the air, making the planet warmer. For those with a keen eye, … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day – House Of A Himalayan Hunter
Dibang Valley / Mishmi Tribe / Structure / Sustainable Living

Photo Of The Day – House Of A Himalayan Hunter

The charming Mismhi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh have since ever been excellent hunters. They rule the mountains of the very eastern Himalayas, living in remote terrains which are blessed with nectar-full splendor. Today, hunting is more a yearly event, to keep their culture alive and to promote sustainable approach in their region. Related Posts: Folklore … Continue reading

Eco-tourism in North-East India – 3 Responsible Destinations
Assam / Everything else / Kaziranga National Park / Manas National Park / Mawlynnong

Eco-tourism in North-East India – 3 Responsible Destinations

Northeast India is one of India’s secrets, a remote unexplored land rich in biodiversity and indigenous cultures. Filled with rain-forests, Himalayan mountains and hills, tourism in the region is a delicate affair which revolves around environment and cultures, creating a mutually benefiting relationship of sorts. Three delightful destinations where ecotourism has flourished are –   … Continue reading

An Encounter With The Red Giant Flying Squirrel. At Namdapha National Park.
Conservation / Literature Stuff / Namdapha National Park / Travel Tales

An Encounter With The Red Giant Flying Squirrel. At Namdapha National Park.

It was the last day of an expedition into Namdapha National Park. The three of us – me, Bhaskar and a tribal porter, were about fifteen miles deep inside the mighty forest, and to get to the nearest civilization seemed like a far-reaching dream. But yet, we couldn’t stop – not in this dense jungle. … Continue reading