Food

Treasured Wheels

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I love older things that people have used and cherished. They have personality, character, and soul ~ Anonymous

Tucked away in the hills of Sonapur (about 17 kms from Guwahati City) is a treasure trove of all things old & vintage. Under the tireless efforts of Mr Pickloo Deka over the years, flourishes his dream and hobby of collecting rare gems that occupy pages of history. Called the TREASURED WHEELS, it is his endeavour to collect and offer a peek to the glorious yesteryears to all the interested people of today & tomorrow. He says that he wants to leave behind glimpses of our rich history for the future generation, under one roof. (more…)

A Sip of Kashmir!

InstagramCapture_b27dbdbc-687f-4379-b28c-e7ba838727a2_jpg Kahwa being brewed in this beautiful & exotic looking Samovar

For the first time, the regional SARAS FAIR is being currently organized in Assam. And last Sunday I decided to pay a visit to the venue at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakhetra (Gate No.2). As per information available in the public domain 154 stalls of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) & private farms from 25 different states of the country are taking part in the fair with their ethnic products like food, clothes, ornaments, handicrafts, etc. (more…)

Green thumb

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In several of my posts earlier, I have shared about my tiny steps into the world of gardening. And if I have to name one person who motivates me to do so, it’s my Deuta (that’s what we call our father in Assamese). He loves (more…)

Photo Friday (25) – Bonfire Memories

WP_20160115_002As I had shared earlier, the night before Magh Bihu (also known as Bhogali Bihu) is known as Uruka. On this festive night, along with community/family feast, another thing I love is the tradition of setting up of a big bonfire and the whole group sitting around it. (more…)

Happy Bihu!

WP_20160114_002Wishing all my readers a very happy Bhogali Bihu!

Its also the time for Pongal, Uttarayan & Makar Sankranti….my best wishes to everyone who is celebrating either of these. 🙂

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Rooted in Joy (Part IV)

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The glory of gardening – hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed – not just the body, but the soul! ~ Alfred Austin

As I have already shared in my previous posts over the years – Part I, Part II & Part III and one more post, I have slowly and steadily treaded into the world of gardening with my potted plants in the balcony. At present, I have a balcony full of pots with varied plants including a veggie patch too. 🙂 (more…)

Photo Friday (22) – A Delicacy

InstagramCapture_d2e4b9cf-240b-405a-9426-89e4519b23e6_jpgThis photo was taken last month during one of my work trips to Bongaigaon, Assam. I had taken the Goalpara route and it was my first time in that part of my state. We had stopped at a place called Dudhnoi for breakfast and it was where I saw a lady selling the above silkworms along with many other ethnic food items like bhoot jolokia (ghost chilies), black rice, homegrown ginger, pigeons & chicken, etc. (more…)