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News & Information From Northeast India

Assam inked: A mission to spread Assamese culture through tattoos

The American alternate rock band Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington once said, “Tattoos are permanent and a lifelong commitment, the same as marriage.” Assam’s Bhagyaraj Baruah goes a notch above with his belief, “why not ink your tradition permanently?” Baruah, who had been tattooing since 2010 and painting since childhood, has embarked into a […]

Wildlife activist Rajen Boro to get first Bijoy Krishna Handique Award

Recognizing his efforts to mitigate man-elephant conflict, wildlife activist Rajen Boro of Assam’s Udalguri district was on Thursday (July 20) selected for the first Bijoy Krishna Handique Award. The award was announced last January to honour unsung heroes from different parts of the Northeast who have selflessly contributed in various wildlife conservation activities in the […]