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    Bihu- Celebration of love, life and togetherness

    Bihu- Celebration of love, life and togetherness
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    This blog is by our Guest blogger Banani Das Dhar, who reminisces her growing up years as an Assamese girl celebrating Bihu. Banani lives in Bangalore and writes a blog called Unwind: All about you where she captures inspirational people and lifestyles

    A journey of a thousand melodies

    A journey of a thousand melodies
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    This blog is about a journey I took alone by an overnight bus on an unknown road and how I came to terms .. with my long journey.. how I connected my dots.. it  all started with some melodies  heard in my childhood..

    Retelling the Mising textile story

    Retelling the Mising textile story
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    The richness of Mising folktales was my first key to unlocking the extremely versatile textile traditions in Assam and the Northeast. Their stories are full of  their dwellings as an agrarian community and they share an intimate  relationship with nature.

    Warp and weft of life

    Warp and weft of life
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    It is about the love for weaving of the  Mising women, and a special one at a centre run by a cooperative group in Dhemaji district of Assam. I started visiting the various co-operative  groups in North East from August 2012 before I officially started with Heeya, with an idea of being able to create new markets of discerning users for the products of these groups

    Eri - a story of losing, finding and loving

    Eri - a story of losing, finding and loving
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    It is a story of losing and finding. Rediscovering. Returning to seek, find and embrace.
    Flashback – as the camera rolls, so do images. Images – a run down worn out shawl that is off white in color, with a comfortingly uneven texture. The ends are tied in tassel, ends which reveal their silkenness in the shiny strands.

    Here’s to 2013!

    Here’s to 2013!
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    Its uncanny that I write this first blog on the Heeya blog as the year draws to a close. A whole 364 days either zipped by.. or should I say swished by…Feel emotional at the close of any year.. one has mixed feelings.. another year has gone by..

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