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  • Abiding logic of Bihu

    Abiding logic of Bihu

    The post-harvest Bhogali Bihu has just ended across Assam. Down the Brahmaputra valley, it coincides with Makar Sankranti in the Barak valley, celebrated through a popular festival called merameri in Sylheti. Bihu assumes so many different forms starting from Sadiya to Dhubri, a cultural geography known for its assimilative cultural diaspora. It consists of a …

    January 22, 2017
  • To start afresh, Makar Sankranti is here!

    To start afresh, Makar Sankranti is here!

    After Lohri, the Punjabi festival that was celebrated on Friday, Makar Sankranti is here with the same message – to start afresh. The festival is celebrated throughout the nation to mark the end of Malmaas, an inauspicious month in the Panchang (Hindu calendar). The idea is much similar to the other harvest festivals like Lohri …

    January 14, 2017
  • To start afresh, Makar Sankranti is here!

    To start afresh, Makar Sankranti is here!

    After Lohri, the Punjabi festival that was celebrated on Friday, Makar Sankranti is here with the same message – to start afresh. The festival is celebrated throughout the nation to mark the end of Malmaas, an inauspicious month in the Panchang (Hindu calendar). The idea is much similar to the other harvest festivals like Lohri …

    January 14, 2017
  • PM Modi greets nation on harvest festivals

    PM Modi greets nation on harvest festivals

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to people of various communities as they celebrate harvest festivals, and said diversity is India's greatest strength. Modi in a series of tweets greeted people on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Uttarayan. "Today (January 14) people across India are celebrating various festivals. My …

    January 14, 2017
  • Bhogali Bihu: Eat, pray and love

    Bhogali Bihu: Eat, pray and love

    It's new year and the harvest is over. There's celebration everywhere. People in all parts of the country are celebrating Lohri, Pongal, Makar Sankranti, etc. And these festivals devoted to agriculture play a great role in shaping the rich cultural heritage of India, which has a large rural and farming population. In Assam too, the …

    January 14, 2017