Author: Parag Chamuah

Ziro Festival of Music 2015 : The Journey of My Life

The Ziro Festival of Music is one of the best outdoor music festivals in India. It’s held in Hong Village in Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh which is home to the Apatani tribe. The local Apatani people here claim Hong Village as the 2nd largest village in Asia. How to get to Ziro? To get to Ziro, one has to get to Guwahati, the gateway of Northeast India. There are regular flights and trains from all major cities in India to Guwahati. One can also fly down to Dibrugarh in Upper Assam and take a taxi onwards to Ziro. Other...

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The Syrian Migrant Crisis

Iraq and Syria has been the most hostile place on earth ever since the advent of ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) or ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) or IS (Islamic State) as it is called. ISIS started engaging in a guerrilla war as early as 2011 during the Syrian Civil War. Soon they grew out strong and captured many important cities across Iraq and Syria. Now they have their own caliphate rule over most parts of Iraq and Syria. People from Syria mainly started migrating to other places like Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan as early...

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Anatomy of National Register of Citizens (NRC)

Illegal infiltration has been the most serious issue for the Indian states bordering Bangladesh but the worst victim of them have been Assam. The Government has now sought to update the NRC (National Register of Citizens) so as to identify the indigenous people of the state, which was last prepared in 1951 after the conduct in the same year. What is NRC? National Register of Citizens (NRC) is the register which contains the names of all Indian Citizens. The updation of NRC means the process of enlisting the names of the persons or their descendants citizens based on the...

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Sania-Hingis Pair Wins Womens Doubles at Wimbledon, Creates History

Indian Tennis’s poster girl Sania Mirza created history on Saturday night by becoming the first Indian female player to win the Wimbledon Grand Slam Women’s Doubles Title as she and her veteran Swiss partner Martina Hingis won the women’s doubles grand slam trophy in London. The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania and Hingis overcame ¬†the formidable Russian pair of¬†Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. Losing the first set 5-7, they eventually went on to win the remaining sets 7-6, 7-5. The two went bunny-hopping with joy around the Centre Court once they won the match point. Hingis had to wait 17...

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Ambubachi Mela in Kamakhya Temple

Ambubachi Mela is an annual Hindu Festival held at the very famous Kamakhya Temple, atop Nilachal Hills in the city of Guwahati in the Northeastern state of Assam. This age old festival is celebrated during the monsoon season in the Assamese month of Ahaar around the month of June in English calendar. Also known as Kamakhya Devi Festival this festival is related to Tantrik Shakti Cult. This festival is held for four days and legend has it that Mother Goddess Kamakhya goes through her menstrual cycle during these days. The temple remains shut during these days as it is...

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