Songs of the Blue Hills

“Songs of the Blue Hills” invited to 5 International fests

“Songs of the Blue Hills”, a feature-length documentary film on contemporary Naga folk music directed by National Award-winning film critic and filmmaker Utpal Borpujari, has created a splash by getting selected to five international film festivals at one go. The 96-minute film, that features a number of veteran Naga folk music exponents as well as […]

Dibrugarh: Mech Kachari?s girl are dancing during a traditional Bihu at Naharkatia in dibrugarh dist, Assam, India On Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  Mech tribe which is one of the scheduled tribes of India belongs to Kachari group of tribes Mech is the name given to the Bodo tribe by others. They belong to Mongoloid race and speak mainly Bodo language, which is a Tibeto-Burman dialect but have got influenced by the Assamese language. The Mech people live in the Dooars region of West Bengal and large number of Mech tribe is found in Assam (Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Jorhat, Karbi Anglong, Sonitpur, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Kamrup) The name Mech is supposed to be derrived from the Mechi River in the Terai region. According to a belief, some ancestors of these people had resided in the region adjoining the Mechi river and subsequently they were named as Mech. Unfortunately these days some people are trying to make division between the Bodos and Mech but the evident truth is that they are same. Just that the Bodos living in West Bengal and Nepal are called as Mech . Photo: Manash Pratim Gogoi

Traditional Folk Dance of Mech Kachari People

Here is an exclusive photography album of Mech Kachari’s girls dancing their traditional folk dance during Bohag Bihu at Naharkatia in Dibrugarh district of Assam on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. “Mech tribe which is one of the scheduled tribes of India belongs to Kachari group of tribes. Mech is the name given to the Bodo tribe by others. They belong to Mongoloid race and speak mainly Bodo language, which […]

Tinsukia: Girl are wearing in a traditional Assamese bihu attire

Bihu Dance, 2014

Here is an exclusive photography album on Bihu Dance by Assamese girls in Rongali  Bihu festival in Assam by Manash Pratim Gogoi. All the images are copyrighted to Manash Pratim Gogoi via Assam Online Portal.

Jahnu Barua

National Film Awards for Jahnu Barua, Anuraag Saikia

Ajeyo – an Assamese feature film directed by renowned filmmaker from Assam, Jahnu Barua has bagged the Rajat Kamal Award at this year’s National Film Awards. Ajeyo is based on Arun Sarma’s novel titled Asirbador Rang. Ajeyo was also adjudged the Best Assamese Film for this year. Talking about the award, Barua stated that it […]

Prag Cine Award 2014 Winner List

Prag Cine Awards 2014 : The List of Winners

Prag Cine Awards 2014 were given away in a glittering event held yesterday at NGV Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru. Veteran litterateur Arun Sharma, Kannada film director Nagathahalli Chandrashekhar and Bolywood film actress Mahima Chaudhary inaugurated the event. Actor Adil Hussian received best actor award in the function while the best actress award has gone to Jaya […]


Filmfare Award 2013 Nominee List for Assamese Films

The Vivel Filmfare Awards 2013 for Assamese language will be given away at the Science City auditorium, Kolkata on March 29. Films publicly release in the calender year 2013 was considered for this award. Here are the Assamese language nominees for Vivel Filmfare Awards 2013: # Best Film 1. Dwaar 2. Akash Suboloi Mon 3. […]