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January 19, 2019
Places to Visit in February

Spring is one of the best time to wander around places. But, February can actually beat that. Think it this way – gentle cool breeze running through your hair while you’re getting bathed in mild sunshine. Amazing, right? This is the time what most of the country will be experiencing in the offbeat pleasant weather of February. So, don’t let these tranquil moments slip by. Rather, start planning your trip earlier for this soft serene [...]Read More

May 26, 2017
dhola sadiya bridge longest river bridge in india

Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated the longest river bridge of India in Assam. This bridge is named Dhola-Sadiya. It has been built over Lohit River and is at the easternmost corner of Assam connecting this state to Arunachal Pradesh, which itself is the easternmost state of the country. This is a strategic bridge and has cost the national government INR 2056-2096 crore. Sadia is located in the district named Tinsukia. Following his inauguration Modi even [...]Read More

September 11, 2016
Assam's Majuli Becomes India's First River Island District

At first, there seems to be hardly anything special about Majuli Island. A nondescript 875 square kilometre riverine island in the middle of the Brahmaputra River. This beautiful island in Assam has made it to the news regularly in recent times, though. On 1 September, 2016, Majuli found a place in the Guinness World Records when it was declared the world’s largest river island, displacing the Marajo island of Brazil, which previously held the record. [...]Read More

August 16, 2016
Assam Becomes First State to Pass GST Bill

The GST Bill (Goods and Services Tax Bill), officially known as The Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014 is a comprehensive indirect tax on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services in India. The single pan-India tax will replace the excise duty, countervailing duty and service tax, as also state taxes such as value added tax, entry tax and luxury tax. Read : Impact of GST on Various Sectors and Common Man The Central and [...]Read More

August 4, 2016
Floods in Assam - Causes Effects and Solutions

Assam is once again submerged in floods, an annual feature that people of the state have been living with ever since time immemorial. Year after year, it’s a repeat of loss of life, damage to crop and property, and loss of cattle and wildlife, but does it have to be this way? We take great pride in claiming how far India has come since independence and yet, when it comes to Assam, the nation simply [...]Read More

April 16, 2016
Haflong Hillstation Assam

Most of north east India is hilly and breathtaking views of deep valleys are only to be expected. But Assam is a state largely made up of rolling plains. Haflong Hill is the only hill station in the state. Often referred to as White Ant Hillock, Haflong is best known for its picturesque views and rich cultural legacy. Serene and calm and at the same time rustic and wild, Haflong near Silchar is a tourists’ [...]Read More

April 17, 2015
Madan Kamdev Temple photos

While most of us are aware of the Khajuraho temple, not many of us know that we have a similar temple in Assam. In fact, the erotic sculptures in the Madan Kamdev temple have made it known as the Mini Khajuraho of the Northeast India. This temple, just 40 km away from Guwahati, is situated atop a hill by the name of Dewangiri in Kamrup district. The Madan Kamdev temple is a place of utmost [...]Read More

April 14, 2015
Bird's suicide at Jatinga

In one of my articles on the North East, I came across a comment by a reader about Jatinga, which is situated in my home state of Assam. Although, I was aware of the existence of this place, it was through the comment that I came to know that here migratory birds come to commit suicide. It’s very strange at times when you get to hear some extraordinary facts related to a place. This made [...]Read More

September 16, 2014

Except from the initial counting trends, it was clear that the stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) enjoyed by the party in Lok Sabha elections in May, was fading. After counting it became obvious that results of by-polls are far different from the results of Lok Sabha elections. Party’s performances in prime states viz UP, Rajasthan and Gujarat was far below the expectations, the same states where BJP had clean victory in Lok Sabha [...]Read More

January 2, 2014

Indian technology has been taking important steps in the last few years towards becoming more empowered and a major part of this movement has been contributed to by the indigenous developers. Recently several techies from Assam have volunteered to create a MS Word processor named Jahnabi, which will be operated in the local language. Incidentally, a regional variation of the MS Word in Bengali has been developed as well. In all probability, this medium too [...]Read More

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