Cooking beetles, Majuli style

Beetle fry, anyone? A ‘Pestaurant’ in the remote and rapidly-shrinking Majuli, the world’s largest river island in North-East India, has cooked up a unique method to prevent pests from attacking crops in the region – eating them before they devour…

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The Japanese tea trail

Tea plants in Japan were first said to be planted by the Buddhist monk Saicho upon his return from China in 805 AD. Tea is not only the principal beverage of Japan, but it is also used in a variety…

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Young ones at Majuli

Tourism in Majuli treats the island with its open spaces and riverine tracts like a pastoral exit from the din of urban life. But for those who live in Majuli, the island is more than an idyllic bucolic holiday spot.…

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Being party ready

From buying presents to fattening food, your health and beauty routines can go for a toss during the wedding season. Now it’s time to put things back on track – to tackle your skin and hair and manage your routine…

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Matter of concern

Most parents don’t need a study to tell them that they lose sleep worrying about their kids when they’re young, but new research shows many adults with adult children also feel the stress. You may be a grown up, but…

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History of the North-East

Bhaitbari The history of  the North-East since  the  colonial  and  postcolonial times have predominantly  focused  on  its  relations with  the  rest  of  India and how  it has shaped  the communities  over  the  years. While there has been some research on…

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Go Vegan!

Veganism has emerged as the fastest growing lifestyle movement in recent years. It is a lifestyle that evolved from the belief that humans can coexist with all other living beings peacefully, without using or exploiting them in any fashion. Vegans…

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The importance of drinking water

The provision of 382  sanitary  toilets  in  six  villages in Morigaon and Kamrup-Rural districts of Assam;  all  these  villages  are now 100 per cent Open Defecation Free. Let’s now take a look at the two other aspects of  the project …

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