As a collaborator, I have contributed an article titled “Bihu- the essence of Assamese Culture” with the intention of promoting the least explored northeast India by starting with the cultural festival of Assam- Bihu. It also gives immense pleasure to include the photo of “Nohkalikai Waterfall” of Meghalaya as a cover picture of the 2nd Issue of the Voyagers Voice Magazine.
BAMBOO TRAIL MEGHALAYA (MAWRYNGKHANG TREK) Wanderlust is as such that having seen a photo on the internet, we can’t resist but visit the place; the charm and uniqueness draw us to it. Seen and heard enough, I travelled 16 hours from Duliajan till Wahkhen Whistling Village to witness the mind-blowing
Tupula Bhat (Sticky rice cooked in koupat i.e. Pyrnium leaf) is generally consumed by the Singpho, Ahom, Mising and Deuri tribes with side dishes Mati Mahor dail (Black Gram Dal), Guti aloo fry (baby potatoes fry), Posolar bhaji (Plantain Stem Stir Fry), Gahori Mangsor Jhul (Pork Curry) etc.
The graceful clouds flowed like water into the valley through the spaces between two high hills. It felt like the clouds fused with the river stream pouring in with tune of the flow of water. The clouds turned the valley into snowy hills, gently covering it like a mother cuddling her child with a good night kiss.
To learn, embrace, and to fill in the soul with everything the hike and the valley offer in its purest form was the motive. We avoided watching videos on Dzükou Valley on the internet. Uncertain and un-planned as we were, the day began in trying to figure out how to reach Dzükou Valley from Kohima.
মৰমৰ আইতা, ভালে আছনে? বাৰিষাৰ বৰষুণে এইবাৰো চোতাল বুৰালে নেকি অ’..? আজি কিছু দিনৰ পৰা তোলৈ বৰকৈ মনত পৰি আছে। হয়তো, আমাৰ চুবুৰিৰ মুনমিৰ ঘৰলৈ তাইৰ আইতাকক অহা দেখি…। কালি পুৰণি বাকচবোৰ আমি আকৌ উলিয়াই মেলি ঠিক-ঠাক কৰিলো। তই দিয়া আটাইকেইখন বোৱা চাদৰ এতিয়াও আগৰ দৰেই আছে…নতুন..সজীৱ..! বাৰু, ক’চোন তই