IMG-20170824-WA0072-01

Stone Cave at Bhumnyu, Longleng

 

 

Stone Cave, Bhumnyu at Longleng. 15 minute drive from longleng town, It is believed that the Ahom King Gadapani/Godapani and his wife Joymati Konwari hid in these caves to escape from Laluk Burphukan a claimant to the Ahom throne. later on Godapani ascended to Ahom throne in 1681 A.D and assumed the Ahom name, Godadhar Singha.
Here’s an extract from an article by M. Imyu Longchar
(Prince Godapani who wandered in Naga hills while hiding himself from Laluk Burphukan a claimant to the Ahom throne. Nagas sympathized with Prince Godapani, gave shelter and offered every form of assistance.
He stayed for some time in a few Ao Villages then proceeded to Phom area and Konyak area and then he married a Konyak girl named “Watlong” daughter of Thawang, later on Godapani ascended to Ahom throne in 1681 A.D and assumed the Ahom name, Godadhar Singha. )

What is intriguing is that the structures inside looks manmade with proper slabs and column but at the same time it looks impossible to build such structures. Due to earthquake, some tunnels have become narrow. It’s supposed to lead to the King’s chamber.  A small passage still exist where one can climb to an upper chamber infested with bats. However beyond that it will need special tool to investigate.

IMG-20170824-WA0072-01

20170823_165247-01x

wpid-wp-image-656471352jpg.jpg

A Story about Livelihood and Society in Yangon

wpid-wp-image-656471352jpg.jpg

19th Street, Chinatown Yangon in the Morning Hours

 

wpid-wp-image-1247683189jpg.jpg

Afternoon Shot

wpid-20160910_233142.jpg

Evening Shot

This is a story that touched my Heart as Yangon unfolded itself and showed me how People and communities coexisted. The Three Pictures are shot on the same street in Chinatown where Three Categories of Businesses thrive together in one single day. During the morning hours, the Street is a busy vegetable and meat market which lasts till 11 am. Afternoon is reserved for parking for the various establishments and shops and by Evening the same street transforms into a Food Street giving business opportunity for the third group of entrepreneurs.

12234908_10153613054530250_2564458750971467049_n

Bamboo species of Nagaland

This species of Bamboo called 'maa' in Konyak dialect is used to make the finest strands for weaving. What is also interesting is the Internode length as it can reach more than 4 feet.

This species of Bamboo called ‘maa’ in Konyak dialect is used to make the finest strands for weaving. What is also interesting is the Internode length as it can reach more than 4 feet.

12234908_10153613054530250_2564458750971467049_n

One of the strongest bamboo I have encountered is the slender species available in the indomyanmar border in the district of Mon. We are blessed with rich natural Resources and the only thing we need is to wake up from our slumber and start making each and every day productive. Heaven is a place on Earth. Hell is not realising God’s Blessings in our Life.

Group Photo

Eden Garden, Zhavame, Phek. Nagaland

And there we were at Eden’s Farm with Rose Rekha Dukru and her Dad. An inspiring story that is yet to be told. With little or no assistance from the Govt, her dad had converted the land into an organic gold mine. The main produce is Kiwi Fruit and Cabbages. Apples will be available for the local market from next season. This Beautiful Village of Zhavame, a village where no labourers are sourced from outside. I am encouraged and inspired by the hard working people of the Land. We still have hope and this story needs to reach out to the other villages. Also happy to find out that the veg produced are purely organic and I hope that people look forward to the ‘Eden garden’ label on their food table.

12243036_10153606356925250_3245607254692191830_n 12208633_10153606356730250_2255722691628991482_n 12239639_10153606356305250_4074543168240839634_n 12249824_10153606355745250_7620716281931411448_n 12243554_10153606355435250_5876026150968369867_n 12227548_10153606358415250_2530044525721036239_n

Group Photo

Group Photo

1962764_10153016993110250_2606006711449975668_n

Nagaland – More about Food and Culture

10702043_10152670330805250_8237221413715027488_n

Fried Woodworm – One of the most expensive delicacy

1962764_10153016993110250_2606006711449975668_n

Sekrenyi Festival at T-Khel Village

10660342_10152670330285250_3431470377938872132_n

Fried Silkworm

10665842_10152670331330250_7411743977472059107_n

Bee Larvae cooked in fresh Bamboo Shoots

10703593_10152694968155250_7576398685406942258_n

Galho – Rice gruel with green leaves and fermented soyabean

1456769_10152860877195250_2061238265940134481_n

Fish with bamboo shoot cooked in bamboo

10341659_10152972464955250_4314938779457754541_n

S-Cookie – a favorite breakfast accompaniment

10385464_10152922770305250_8395207443268701435_n

Sticky Rice Cake

College memories...my favorite Khasi food Rice with dai, phansdhei (potato curry), dohshine (meat balls), dohjem (pork intestine), dohsnieng (pork curry), slamulli (radish leaves) turumbai (fermented soybean chutney) at mylliem village

Meghalaya – Abode of the Clouds

College memories...my favorite Khasi food Rice with dai, phansdhei (potato curry), dohshine (meat balls), dohjem (pork intestine), dohsnieng (pork curry), slamulli (radish leaves) turumbai (fermented soybean chutney) at mylliem village

College memories…my favorite Khasi food Rice with dai, phansdhei (potato curry), dohshine (meat balls), dohjem (pork intestine), dohsnieng (pork curry), slamulli (radish leaves) turumbai (fermented soybean chutney) at mylliem village

Hard working Local Populace of Meghalaya

Hard working Local Populace of Meghalaya

12074953_10153563800330250_8780028342681661222_n

New Riphyim Village, Wokha

Thanks to Steve Odyuo of Natural Nagas, i got this rare opportunity to travel the tracks from Wokha to Doyang via New Riphyim Village and back to Dimapur Via Assam. It was such an eye opener to see the very Beautiful Doyang with its rich natural resources. The Villages around were suprisingly clean and well maintained.

10313013_10153563800465250_5419193901304949811_n

View of Doyang Lake from Epyontali View Point, New Riphyim Village, Wokha

 

 

 

12122862_10153563800545250_8234441212521056275_n

12122925_10153563800510250_7488470547684354589_n As we drove into the Village, we were pleasantly surprised by the clean environment.

 

12118634_10153563799680250_5233850690043265894_n

Even the Storm Drains were well maintained

12108848_10153563799735250_930674232328488085_n

Motorable roads were neatly marked

 

11201172_10153563799225250_2529660733270659034_n

10407283_10153563800145250_2334202904408027584_n

The view from Epyontali View Point

12096509_10153563800245250_5178031174551114976_n

12074953_10153563800330250_8780028342681661222_n12088207_10153563798680250_2403205634871804123_n12118916_10153563799960250_6448770854250901028_n Camp Site at Epyontali View Point

10953393_10153563799790250_7254242469984656774_n

Traditional Rice Storehouse

 

12106840_10153563796450250_4972673185847976588_n

View from Natural Nagas Campsite. The Next Big Destination for Music

12115651_10153563796960250_9024251348439324371_n

12144843_10153563796925250_3409517818030803569_n Doyang Lake view from Hydro Project Dam

12107011_10153563796735250_669049086155418932_n

12116014_10153563796510250_1619428787183535288_n12079648_10153563796405250_4845331567820861271_n View of Natural Nagas Campsite.

12105852_10153563796860250_2255379490190370801_n

And this is where the Music Stage will be..

12063860_10153563796820250_3526144934562316197_n

Sitting Areas

12143298_10153563798430250_7356882245426393475_n

12119023_10153563798330250_2151855829427432390_n A very delicious salad leaf i found in New Riphyim