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…

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Travelling to the Unknown Mountains

Very many hours of my waking life are spent staring at India’s map. I think it comes closest to meditation for me! On a serious note, every Spring I spend some time picking my mountain region of the year. Last year, I was basking in Uttarakhand’s chrome sunshine. But where will the roads take me…

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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…

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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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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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