Pineapple Cradle

A Midsummer Sweetness

Pineapples of Hmarkhawlien

It is around 4 am and dawn is yet to break. A pregnant silence veils the hills of Hmarkhawlien in Lakhipur Block of Cachar district. You need to stare deep in the mist to see the blurred silhouettes of people walking up the hills with cane baskets and daos (a long blade knife). The better part of their day will be spent under the open skies, but it is on the ground that their eyes are fixed. Their walk is over uneven terrain and destination, an area they have altered to their advantage.Continue Reading