Photo Story: Iewduh, Shillong

Iewduh or Bara Bazar is probably the oldest and the largest wholesale market in Shillong. Here you can quite literally buy anything, if you look hard enough. As a local of the hill-city, I have been to Bara Bazar only a few times. And each time I have got lost. Late last year, I lost…

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My Top 12 Travel Moments From 2015

2015 has been an incredible year. From meeting some of my favourite writers to travelling surreal wonderlands, I really couldn’t have asked for anything better. It has been a steeper learning curve too. Some of the most important things I learnt was to say no to free work, developing a thick skin and accepting the…

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The Origins in Shillong

For as long as I can remember, ‘fitting in’ was an essential part of growing up in Shillong. It wasn’t mandatory, but it wasn’t optional either. As a Bengali in Shillong, many of my acquaintances still don’t believe I’m from there. It is true, not all Bengalis find their roots in Kolkata or Bengal. My…

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Looking back at Shillong

It is where I fell in love with the night sky. It is where I began talking with trees. It is where I learnt that walking is the best way to know another person. Through my childhood years in Shillong, I have struggled to fit in. I suppose it is the age where we are…

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Street food of Shillong

Alu muri, if I had it my way I would call it the ‘official street food of Shillong.’ This is available everywhere in the town, though my favourite is the one across All India Radio. This delicious mix of boiled potatoes, raw cabbage, salt, unknown masala, fiery red chilli powder, drop of mustard oil and…

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