National Symposium on Tribal Development in NE India

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The department of Sociology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, is hosting a National Symposium on Tribal Development in North East India. The event is being sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, under DRS-ASP (Phase -III) Prof. P. Shukla, … Continue reading


Women Farmers honoured on Women’s Day

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Traditional grass rain coats and graduation hats made of leaf—14 women farmers from Nagaland and one from Meghalaya, for the first time in their lives, were honored (with the coat and hat) for their contribution to biodiverse farming during the … Continue reading

Carol Cassidy has plans for indigenous weavers of Meghalaya..

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Meet Carol Cassidy Who is she? Carol Cassidy is an American who has been working in the field of weaving and textiles for over 25 years. She has studied textiles at the Bergen College of Applied and Fine Art in … Continue reading

Jhum Cultivation – More than just an agricultural practice

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Let us understand jhum cultivation before writing it off.. Also known as slash and burn cultivation, jhum has over the years received a lot of negative press and not without reason. “The current practice of shifting cultivation in eastern and … Continue reading

Holding up the citrus

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The Asian Confluence, Shillong, on Friday saw the meeting of young minds through a talk on “Innovative ways to protect and promote unique citrus varieties in the state of Meghalaya” organised by NESFAS. Offering his expertise on citrus to the … Continue reading

Ensuring a future for Traditional Medicine

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An interactive session “Conserving Indigenous Knowledge on Traditional Medicine: Preventive and Therapeutic Nutrition Practiced in India and South Africa” was organized by the Asian Confluence at its conference center on the sidelines of a survey visit to Meghalaya by scientists … Continue reading

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