It was June 2, 1997. A Boeing 747 of the Saudi Arabian Airline wanted to land at Chennai Airport. Incidentally the radar was not operational on that fateful day.
By Kamal Baruah
Like the Yellow River, the Brahmaputra has been Assam’s sorrow. The river has a terrifying story of annual flooding that eats away the entire economy of Assam.
When the vehicle is climbing uphill, it’s actually going downhill.
While botanists could breed a new and beautiful variety of a flowering stem, residents feel rivers of joy moving along the boundless beauty of nature. But the land of the teaching of Buddha is unceasingly under threat from its neighbors.
We swam ashore across the lonely rivers at Zanskar, Shyok, Suru and Nubra easily while targeting shoulder-launched IGLA missiles. We lived across Ladakh then.
The historic Silk Route was established during the Han Dynasty linking the ancient world between 130BCE-1453CE. 6400 km caravan tract originated at Sian.
A self haircut would have been beyond the skill set of most people.
Assam goes with Muga silk (golden silk) and traditional Gamosa and it welcomes spring with dancing to the rhythm of Rongali Bihu tunes and beatings of Bihu Dhol across hills and vales.