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 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

Photo Of The Day – Whreated Hornbill
Nameri National Park / Photo Of The Day / Wildlife

Photo Of The Day – Whreated Hornbill

The Whreathed Hornbill is an exotic tropical bird found from Bhutan to Southeast Asia. However, due to urbanization and illegal tree felling, the Hornbills along with other species face a threat of large scale habitat loss due to urbanization and illegal tree felling for profit. The above photograph, taken in Nameri National Park, near the foothills … Continue reading

The Men Who Hunted Heads – An Old Documentary
Culture / Kohima / Konyak Tribe / Mon / Naga Tribes / Nagaland / Video Production

The Men Who Hunted Heads – An Old Documentary

We came across the above documentary in YouTube. Though it dates back to 1970, the documentary is still very interesting and provides an insight into the incredible lifestyle of the Naga headhunters. Back in the days, these tribes were very much savage and practiced headhunting as a part of their animistic culture. The video was filmed by … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day – Camping in Namdapha Tiger Reserve
Arunachal Pradesh / Landscape / Namdapha National Park

Photo Of The Day – Camping in Namdapha Tiger Reserve

For few days, we were inside a rainforest. Surrounded by a continuous layer of greenery.  The tall trees, standing next to each other, so many of them, would seldom allow sunlight to touch the ground. It was on the fourth day that our trek brought us outside the enclosure, into a landscape that stretched magnificently till … Continue reading

Photo Of The Day~ Between Blue And Green in the Siang Valley
Landscape / Lower Subansiri District / Siang Valley

Photo Of The Day~ Between Blue And Green in the Siang Valley

We had left from Along to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh, traveling in the Siang Valley. A week of rain had given way to a spectacular sunshine. There were  massive cloud formations and a blue blissful sky. The green was still wet from the water, rejuvenated. The mountains felt young and alive. It was the change of … 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