After traveling twice to these beautiful mountains known as the Scotland of the East, I am confident to share my experiences and a detailed itinerary for a smooth travel experience.

So to reach Shillong, you have to take a flight from your state to Guhawati. A direct flight to Shillong is super expensive, costing you a one-way ticket for about 24K.

To have a smooth journey, it’s advisable to pre-book a cab for the entire trip. The journey from Guwahati to Shillong is approximately 3–4 hours, but this is just an estimate. …


So 2020 is over, and it feels like I want to see a teaser for 2021 before entering the year, but that’s too filmy, right?

India went into lockdown on the 24th of March, 2020, and post that, we have had several restrictions imposed and removed time & again. It was one hell of an experience that taught us the importance of having a family, a roof on our head and food on our table, and how some people in our lives, i.e., our family, cares for us selflessly. We have never had the time in life to spend 24…


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So as promised discussing another dominant culture in the Indian context.

Loading the bride with gifts and gold in the name of respecting the groom’s family, a ritual practiced in Indian marriages respectfully known as ‘Dowry’.

The Dowry system was abolished in 1961 but still prevalent in 2020. My question is why did this practice exist in 1961 also?

The reason behind this custom is the prevalence of patriarchal society which keeps men at a higher pedestal. Families determine the value of their sons and quote his value as if it’s a business deal while arranging…


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“My wife was born to make ladoos”, these words are painful. According to her husband she has no role to play in his life except that of a cook. This is what usually happens in Indian families.

If you enter a house, where will you find the woman?

Most of you will say, probably in the kitchen…

This is our mindset. We have limited a woman’s existence as an individual. She is expected to look after her family as we have labelled her as the ‘primary caregiver’ without taking her consent and this is again the unsaid law of the…


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A son is a son until he gets a wife; a daughter is a daughter all her life. What’s your take?

But still, we give her away in Kanyadan and ultimately the sad bidai happens…

India is a predominantly patriarchal society comprising narrow-minded folks who believe in redundant rituals like Kanyadan and Bidai. Hindu marriages follow the practice of Kanyadan wherein an unmarried girl is given away by her family as a charity, however, if we look at it from the lens of the bride’s family it is a noble deed because we give away something extremely dear to us…


Have you heard about ‘The land of breasted women’ ?

In Kerala (formerly known as Kingdom of Travancore), breast tax i.e. Mula-Karam was imposed on women who belonged to the lower caste (Shudra) and untouchable Dalit Hindu women, if they wanted to cover their breasts in public, until 1924. Apart from this ruthless tax, the manner of calculating was even more insulting, it was calculated according to the size of the breasts: the larger the breasts, the higher the tax! A woman from Ezhava tribe, Nangeli revolted against this practice and chopped off her breasts when the tax collector came…

Sugandhabhatia

Feminist | Nature Enthusiast | Traveller

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