Wednesday, 29 October 2008

The village by the river – Bomdo

This is the day I want to start to write about the village Bomdo in Upper Siang District, Arunachal, by the river Siang, called Tsangpo in Tibet. What inspires me to write I can’t tell but seeing the google earth image of my field-village could be a trigger. This is the village;

Circled above are two important places in the village, the left one is my home for a big part of the next six months; the inspection bungalow of the forest department, built over a graveyard! and to the right is the Naamghar, the place for local meetings and feasts.

In the next few posts I will write stories of this village, since I will be spending a good amount of time here. You may see earlier articles with few mentions too, but here I start listing anecdotes from the village. Interesting things keep happening; someone brings a hunted barking deer someday, all days they bring back birds, the local booze parties and well the lazy evening gossip and chat! I hope you enjoy reading them, because I am certainly going to enjoy writing them!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Wildlife post

Few weeks back I had posted a letter to my friend in Sarawak, the letter reached a month after that. So I asked my friend if its really worth it and she told me, she likes the stamps and the handwriting gives it a personal touch. So I went to the post office today and put interesting stamps on the next letter to her. Was amused to find leopard cat, sarus crane, nilgiri tahr and tiger on stamps. Looking back now, I do think its worth it; other things too such as writing with an ink pen, collecting stamps, posting and recieving letters. Emails can never change that i suppose! I also posted a DVD to another good friend, i hope it reaches too!

Sunday, 19 October 2008


Finishing reports, reading papers and arranging logistics for field work these days. No time to blog! But i will be finishing the Pasoh chapters soon and lo, my institute got a new digital slr with sigma 500 lens, heres me showing it off.

Also went to field last week September, a post coming about that too!

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