Trees in my grandma’s courtyard: Urban homestead garden

Winter is the special time of the year when we love to spend our time with our family members. This year too, we visited my grandma’s place in Guwahati, Assam. As we reached house premises, the leaning bush laden with red hibiscus welcomed us with love galore. I was so happy to see my motherContinue reading “Trees in my grandma’s courtyard: Urban homestead garden”

Tree of Midnight Horror: Oroxylum indicum

It was one fine evening, I was taking a brisk walk amidst forest fringe village of a remote district of Assam, India. The weather was pleasant and I could feel the cold breeze coming from the mighty river Brahmaputra, which can be seen from a distance. Through the lush green fields, I could see someContinue reading “Tree of Midnight Horror: Oroxylum indicum”

A plateau losing green forest cover: Karbi Anglong district, Assam

In the remote North-eastern corner of the Indian subcontinent lies the beautiful district of Karbi Anglong. The plateau is dominantly inhabited by the Karbi tribes hence the name Karbi Anglong. The Karbis are the indigenous inhabitants of the region and ‘Anglong’ is a Karbi noun for “hills.” The region is flanked by numerous rivers and tributaries like Dhansiri, Longnit,Continue reading “A plateau losing green forest cover: Karbi Anglong district, Assam”