Shillong Guide: Where to Eat

Jadoh: Best for Khasi cuisine Having been around for quite some time now, Jadoh is one of the most affordable and authentic eat-outs in Shillong for Khasi food. It makes most of the limited space, it has a shelf running along its breadth and numerous moras (cane seats) under it. The self service counter will introduce…

Read More

Shillong Guide: Walking Routes

Have you ever seen your hometown on Google Maps? It is a mixed feeling of surprise coated with immense nostalgia. Shillong, my home, is a place I have essentially discovered on foot. I have walked to school, to friends’ homes, to happiness and to lose myself. Luckily, the connectivity and the safety have allowed me…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

2014 through my travel looking glass

This year has been unpredictable, frightening and very emotional for me. There were times when I didn’t want to open my eyes to a new day and there were nights when I didn’t want the morning lights to interfere. In all honesty, when I look back in time, I did not preempt any of this….

Read More