Trip to the Mystical land of Ahoms – Hajo Diaries – Hayagrib Madhab Temple, Assam

Hajo is perhaps the only place in the state of Assam where one can find ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha and Goddess Durga along with an important Muslim shrines and Buddhists Gompa/temple. Hajo is thus considered sacred by people of all the three religions – Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists.

Hajo has been given different names in different eras and texts – in Kalika Purana it is described as Apurnabhava and Manikuta, in Yoginitantra it is called Bishnupuskar, in an 18th century text Darang Rangbonshabali it has been referred as Manikutgram. It has been an important seat of rule of the Kochs, the Mughals and the Ahoms; the Mughals described Hajo as Sujabad or Sujanagar. Its during the Ahom period when one find abundant mention of Hajo as ‘Hajo’, the present name. … More Trip to the Mystical land of Ahoms – Hajo Diaries – Hayagrib Madhab Temple, Assam

Zombies & the Ghosts of British Residency, Lucknow – how has demonetisation affected them

  A lot has been written and spoken about Demonetisation since 8th November 2016; how Demonetisation will be useful in years to come, its harmful effects on people, how people are happy, how people are facing problems on a day to day basis, effects of demonetisation on various strata of society, its economic consequences, its … More Zombies & the Ghosts of British Residency, Lucknow – how has demonetisation affected them