29 states and 7 union territories! They are the organs of Bharat, of India. It is unity in diversity that personifies the very essence of India. And Northeast is the soul of this country!
In this section of myIndiamyGlory Blogazine, we try to bring to you real stories from the Northeast, of people and organizations, of tourist locations and wildlife, of culture and heritage, of food and languages, of infrastructure and government initiatives, of politicians and celebrities, of writers and musicians, and lots more.
Citizens from this region feel they are the most neglected. Indeed, the Northeast is the country’s most neglected region. Of late, the Indian government has undertaken numerous initiatives for the development of the region.
Northeast India is a dreamland where undulating hills, scenic landscapes, lavish green cover, serene lakes, snow-clad mountains, exotic flora and fauna await to welcome you. The cultural unity in diversity, traditions, food, and homely hospitality of the people will make you fall in love with the region. If tourism is promoted and infrastructure developed, this region shall no wonder turn into one of the most visited tourist destinations not only in India but also the world.
This place of the eight sisters, comprising of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, and Sikkim, will surprise you pleasantly every now and then as you explore as a tourist. Northeast India calling! Come, visit this paradise on earth!
When we speak about celebrities and famous personalities, many of them belong to Northeast India. Freedom fighters including Lachit Borphukan, Maniram Dewan, Kanaklata Barua, Rani Gaidinliu; singers like Bhupen Hazarika, Zubeen Garg, Papon Mahanta, Adil Hussain, Dipannita Sharma; sports icons like Mary Kom, Bhaichung Bhutia, Somdev, Sarita Devi; media icons like Arnab Goswami and others have brought glory to the Northeast soil.
Going by the epics, Northeast finds mention in the epics. Pandav prince Arjun married Chitrangada, the princess of Manipur. Krishna released 16,000 celestial nymphs from king Narakasura of Pragjyotishpur (Assam). Krishna and Rukmini stayed in Arunachal Pradesh on their way back from the Himalayas where they did severe penance for 12 years.
Come, let us together further uphold the very essence that binds us into one – Indian, of India. Jai Hind!
Latest Posts on Northeast India:
- Hima Das: From Playing Football with Boys to Putting Indian Athletics on World Map
- What Ancient and Medieval Heritage Tell Us about the Northeast – Part 1
- What Doobi and Nidhanpur Copper Plates Say about Antiquity of Assam from Mahabharata Era
- Temsutula Imsong: India’s Beti from Nagaland, Who Cleaned the Ganga Ghats of Kashi
- Me-Dam-Me-Fi: Festival Celebrated by Ahoms of Assam in Memory of Departed Souls
- Assamese Woman Weaves 500 Verses of Bhagavat Gita in Sanskrit in Cloth!
- Shumang Lila – Medieval Traditional Theatre Art of Manipur with Contemporary Taste
- Unakoti: One Less than a Crore Rock-carved Figures and Stone Images!
- Unmasking the 500 Year Old Mask Making Culture of Assam
- Secrets Behind This Cleanest Village in India and Asia
- Indian Navy Guy from Assam Covers 10,000+ km in Solo Biking Trips
- Enticing Birds in Dibrugarh University Campus of Assam
- Interview with Bisweswar Nandi, Coach of Dipa Karmakar
- Interview with Jhumur Samrat Dulal Manki
- From an Ex Army Man to Security Employment Generator
- Sattriya Nritya – Dance through Bhakti
- 11 Reasons Why You Must Visit Northeast India At Least Once in Your Lifetime