North East  /  Published 15.01.21

Villagers halt protest to celebrate Bihu

Overall 1,480 families from seven villages were affected after the forest reserves under which they fall were converted into the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park in 1999. They were settled by the state go...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 12.01.21

Poultry ban not to affect Bihu

Assam can cope with the bird flu-triggered temporary ban on poultry for about six weeks but anything beyond that could severely impact the booming sector that was just about recovering after being hit...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 12.01.19

Groups for muted Bihu to protest citizen bill

Several groups and organisations in Assam have appealed to the people to celebrate Bhogali Bihu in a subdued manner to protest the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in the Lok Sabha.A...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 15.04.20

Artistes go online for Bihu

As the people of Assam remained home during Bihu owing to the ongoing country-wide lockdown, many artistes took to social media to entertain them. Hosting live performances on Facebook, Instagram and ...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 11.01.20

Green tea on uruka night

Some aromatic and sweet green tea with pithas and laroos on uruka anyone? Chay Premi, a congregation of tea-loving youths of the Northeast, thinks it’s the best combination this Bhogali Bihu.“Ther...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma


North East  /  Published 16.05.19

Dibrugarh girl beats all odds

Bipasha Hazarika didn’t have a study table. Her parents couldn’t afford to sponsor her studies. But nothing could stop the Dibrugarh girl from passing the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) ex...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

North East  /  Published 16.04.19

Pepa, dhol rhythms bridge political divide

The notes that make up the songs of Bihu or the steps that move in unison to these tunes know no political affiliation. When the dhol and pepa rang out across the state over the past two days, the spi...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 01.11.19

What unites Indians is a love for songs

When I was three or four years old, my father brought home a radio set. This was six decades ago. It was among the few radiograms that the village had by then, a proud possession for us and quite a pu...
By G.N. Devy in

North East  /  Published 18.04.20

Kids brighten up Rongali Bihu with songs

Two kids are beating the lockdown boredom by creating a buzz on social media with their rendition of a popular Assamese love song. The wow factor is that they are singing to the beat of a makeshift dr...
By Shajid Khan in Udalguri

North East  /  Published 12.04.20

Coronavirus mars Rongali Bihu celebration

Dharani Barman would take his cattle to a nearby pond or the river along with others for community bathing of the animals on Goru Bihu every year.However, things have changed slightly this year owing ...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati


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