We enjoyed Bihu with our friends based in number of villages, most of whom were in home during Bihu holidays. So far I can recall, the name of villages we toured were Dondhi, Letburung, Choraibari, Lohitmukh, Pichola etc. Our gang of friends, most of whom were university students , when we reached Choraibari village, near the embankment joined local youths in merry-making . Some seized the cymbals, others picked the drums. Then, we were almost forced by a group of damsels to sing oi nitom, our folk song. We enjoyed in courtyard of taléng okum.
|Portion of land falling into river Brahmaputra in Pichola|
|Women collects firewood from the river side.|
|This will be devoured soon, cause of people's silent weeping.|
I'm sure that no one will intervene or assist, I will not see the river banks, the river side stilt houses, the green paddy farm any more when I visit next time. Because, this is Assam, and suffering people here are Mising!
( I am thankful to all my friends of the villages of Gohpur. Special thanks to Pabitra who took me to the river side.)
|Sandcasting: This was once a fertile farm land and human habitat|
|"When we were in our childhood, we have to walk miles with packed meals to reach the ghat. Today, it is here".|