AMAZING ASSAM Part 1 | Bhogali Bihu Dance | Assamese Jolpan | Rice Beer | HomeMade In India Series

By Brian Lemay 100 comments


After a long journey of 1900 KMs and 28 Hours… I reached Guwahati from Delhi. And then from Guwahati… to a small town of Sapekhati, in Upper Assam. I traveled so far so as to celebrate Bihu with my friend Ankur, at his village. [Neeru greets Ankur] Neeru: How are you?
Ankur: I am alright. My quest for eating local Assamese Cuisine… …and meeting his lovely family, took me straight to his village, Haw Faw. Some moments in your life are difficult to express in words. Meeting Ankur’s family was one such moment. They were so warm, friendly and such lovely simple people that the moment I met them I felt like I belong. Ankur’s granny was talking to me in Assamese, but naturally I don’t know that language. But because she was talking so affectionately, I felt I could communicate with her. Sometimes, you just need to connect heart to heart. The first meal was Bhogali Bihu special, comprising of dishes made from Rice. Each dish was homemade. For the first time, I had Puffed Rice (Hurum) with curd. I don’t think, I’ve ever had food like this. Although I know, all of these items individually but I never knew you can club them like this and eat it. This is new..this is sticky rice..black sticky rice. [Ankur]: Give her milk
Neeru: I like them this way only. And for the first time in my life, I had Black Sticky Rice with Milk and Jaggery. Just like how we make sweet rice with jaggery on Lohri or Baisakhi, it tastes like that. Ours is yellow in colour, but this [sweet sticky rice] is black. And here I found a different version of ‘Punjabi Gogle’ called Tel Peetha. Made with saunf [fennel seeds], jaggery and rice flour instead of wheat flour. And this Peetha was made with black sticky rice and til [sesame].
Neeru: This is really nice. And as you can see, these were my favourite. Neeru: These are really nice. And then I met my adorable Mumon, my crazy little love from Haw Faw. He is the reason why I left my heart in Haw Faw village. Mumon: Namaskar, my name is Purnangaraj Saikia Neeru: And do you stay here?
Mumon: eh? Neeru: Do you stay here?
Mumon: Yes Neeru: Where is your house?
Mumon: Over there. Aunty: Which class do you study in? Mumon: Class 2
Neeru: Class 2 Gurjas: Yeah! It’s done. Mumon: That’s mine
Neeru: No it’s mine. Neeru: That’s my car
Mumon: That’s my car Neeru: That’s my chicken
Mumon: That’s my chicken Neeru: That’s my duck
Mumon: That’s my duck Neeru: That’s my house
Mumon: That’s my house Neeru: They’re my parents
Mumon: They’re my parents Neeru: No
Mumon : [confused] Neeru: Namaskar
Mumon: Namaskar [Both laugh] Neeru: Come with me to Delhi.
Mumon: Come with me to Delhi. Neeru: [repeats]: With me, to Delhi
Mumon: With me, to Delhi [Chuckles] Neeru: Why are you imitating me? Mumon: [laughs] Neeru: Namaskar Mumon: Namaskar Neeru: Who’s that behind you?
Mumon: Who’s that behind you? [Breaks into laughter] And then, Ankur was taking me to some place, after almost kidnapping me. And, I had no idea about the treasure, which was in the offing. I was already acquainted with the rice dishes one could eat here. But now was the time to find out how they drink rice. Assamese Rice Beer, locally called Laupani… …in order to make it, first you need to dry some herbs… …then you mix them with dry rice flour and make balls out of it… ..when these balls dry up, you pound them and mix them with sticky rice before storing it in a vessel. Then after some time, it gets fermented on its own… …and the water that comes out of it is – Rice Beer. [Chatter] Neeru: Ankur, I won’t be able to finish it entirely, I will just have one sip. Man: This is very healthy, don’t worry try it. Neeru: Cheers!
Crowd: Happy Bhogali Bihu [Locals affectionately feeding Neeru] Neeru: [takes a bite] Wow, this is very nice. Neeru: No, thank you! I have already eaten a lot. Neeru: Man, this fish is so delicious. It’s very tasty. Man: Let me also feed you. Neeru: [laughs] These people are feeding me. Before I could register anything, these locals from Rohan village had already started partying. Look at that boy in gray hoodie or that girl in the red jacket. Aren’t they too cool and adorable? Even in the cities I don’t go out for dancing that often. I enjoy dancing with my friends in small gatherings. But this place had an energetic vibe, I didn’t feel like I was with strangers. All these locals seemed just as fun as my friends. My heart was beaming with joy to see… …women dance so freely without any restrictions or inhibitions… …which I haven’t seen often enough in other parts of the country. We were dancing non-stop, as we just couldn’t get enough of it. We danced inside a Belaghar [maze hut] too. I spotted many Belaghars in Assam during Bihu… …as this is where every celebration took place. And then it was time for the most funny and awkward interview of my life. Neeru: People here are very nice, who have so affectionately fed me great food and drinks. I never felt I have come here for the first time. Neeru: It’s only been 5-10 minutes since I have come here but I have done everything one needs to do in order to enjoy life. Man: Many thanks for coming here, next year we’ll call you with so much love, you won’t be able to refuse. Neeru: If I had my way, I would come back here in April, may be then the fields would also look green. Thankfully, we were back to dancing, singing and celebrating. For months these people have worked day in day out on these fields… …and I had only heard of the joy one feels during harvest season… …but over here, I got to experience that happiness. Neeru: I have just experienced a crazy crazy moment and a crazy Bihu celebration. All thanks to this boy. This video is happening all because of him… …and I can’t be more thankful and grateful for him being so gracious and loving. Ankur – Neeru: Cheers! Ankur to Gurjas: You should also taste this.

100 Comments

Eatstory

May 5, 2019, 11:40 am Reply

Hey Guys!
WATCH ALL THREE PARTS OF AMAZING ASSAM, enjoy! Love. :
PART 1: https://youtu.be/cDexce191pw
PART 2: https://youtu.be/qt5uotqmBqg
PART 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dSbE...

NKP GAMING NETWORK

May 5, 2019, 1:31 pm Reply

Btw that was pork not fish😂😂

Sumit Hazarika

May 5, 2019, 2:54 pm Reply

Assam northeast, ,,, I love you

Bikash Das

May 5, 2019, 3:16 pm Reply

Nice.. Love from assam.. You represent us very well.. Thank you.. God bless you.. 👍👌👍👌👍😊😊😊😊

sonu lahiri

May 5, 2019, 4:34 pm Reply

thanks for showing all indian that assam is a better place, not as they think and hear from others.

Black Lover

May 5, 2019, 6:52 pm Reply

Yeh hai hmlogo k Assam ❤😁 lovely people's , delicious food ❤😁🙈,awsm tradition ❤❤

Prodip Gogoi

May 5, 2019, 7:31 pm Reply

Thank you so much mam… You are doing great job for Assam to represent all of us..

AKHDA TUBE

May 5, 2019, 8:20 pm Reply

Ur editing is lit

anuj boruah

May 5, 2019, 1:40 am Reply

Main bhi assam ka hi hu

Mr. Deep

May 5, 2019, 3:34 am Reply

❤❤❤❤

চিফুং অসম

May 5, 2019, 3:57 am Reply

Love from assam didi

sakilur rahman

May 5, 2019, 4:31 am Reply

Our assam

Jyotirmay Nath

May 5, 2019, 5:31 am Reply

This is my culture…💙m also assemese I live in assam……😎😎😎love this place

Gyanprasad Sharma

May 5, 2019, 7:17 am Reply

I am from Sapekhati thanks to you for coming nd celebrate bhogali bihu with our nearest village

Satya Gohain

May 5, 2019, 8:16 am Reply

I love my Assam..

Farid rihan

May 5, 2019, 8:17 am Reply

That's my assam

Raj Raj

May 5, 2019, 10:55 am Reply

Me to dil se ye manna he ki. Aise hi sare insan ho. Ek dusre dusre ko respect de. Bandhan banai rakhe.mil jul k rahe is do din ki lefe me. Video tu bohut bhal lagise.

Rituparna Saikia

May 5, 2019, 12:50 pm Reply

Proud to be an Assamese..❤❤

fims. _ariz

May 5, 2019, 3:45 pm Reply

Assam💕💕💕💕💕

Rajashree Borah

May 5, 2019, 3:45 pm Reply

Dibya D jit

May 5, 2019, 6:04 pm Reply

Video dekh ke atcha laga or ek baat apko baha ka rice bear pii ke kesa lga .✌

Rahul Choudhury vlog

May 5, 2019, 4:28 am Reply

Camera man super 😂

SKB 008

May 5, 2019, 9:41 am Reply

That Bhupen Hazarika's melody in the intro…Mesmerizing !!!

Neha Boro

May 5, 2019, 9:59 am Reply

I am from Assam

axomiyagiri soliboi j bora

May 5, 2019, 10:08 am Reply

I am from assam.. thanks for visiting hear

puja das

May 5, 2019, 10:09 am Reply

👌👌👌👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏excellent work 😘😘😘

Ritu Raj

May 5, 2019, 10:19 am Reply

Modahi dei tmi bohut haj khabo parisa😲…
Ask your Assamese friend…. If you can't make out what I mean. 😬

DEEP JYOTI KEOT

May 5, 2019, 3:43 pm Reply

Thank you for all …..yess this is our Assam ….most beautiful place

Steve Rogers

May 5, 2019, 5:14 pm Reply

Thanks for the nice and beautiful portryaing of our Assam…
♥️♥️♥️

Manjil Deori

May 5, 2019, 10:05 pm Reply

Long live Assam

real main jania

May 5, 2019, 1:25 am Reply

I am a assames dosto piyar do

GodMachine X

May 5, 2019, 3:37 am Reply

My Assam😍😍😍.. thnk u blogger.. much appreciated

Half_Blood Yoo

May 5, 2019, 5:27 am Reply

Full of beauty

upasana Sharma

May 5, 2019, 5:35 am Reply

Thank you mam…. For showing it perfectly……. 😍😍😍😍😍

Pushpashree Borah

May 5, 2019, 6:30 am Reply

I don't know how did I got here.. But congratulations to you as this is one of best vlogs of Assam. So beautifully captured and so beautifully narrated😍💚 Lots of love from Assam! Hope you make more such vlogs in future. All the best💕🌸

Ranjit Kalita

May 5, 2019, 8:27 am Reply

Tq u 4 making video

Arya Akshay

May 5, 2019, 9:39 am Reply

Welcome to our Assam….. Morigaon

Crazy Tipz

May 5, 2019, 10:40 am Reply

Ami axomiya nhow dukhiya kihor dukhiya hom😍xokolo asil xokole ase 😋

Priya Das

May 5, 2019, 10:44 am Reply

Very enthralling. Keep posting awesome videos like this more often❤

Hrishikesh Dutta

May 5, 2019, 11:01 am Reply

We are simple and harworking people. And wr love it when people love us and our food. Thank you Saikia da for bringing your friend to your home so that she could know us better and show us to India. Joi Aai Okhom (Assam)

Iqbal Salik Minhaz

May 5, 2019, 11:25 am Reply

Yessss, we are Assamese 😊
Thanks for visiting Assam 😊

Robert bhava

May 5, 2019, 2:00 pm Reply

I'm proud myself also ASSAM because I'm from Assam. MJA LGI GOL

Sanjay Dax

May 5, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

Missing Hometown after watching it

Sintu light and truss

May 5, 2019, 5:37 pm Reply

Best video

Neeraj Binzalekar

May 5, 2019, 7:34 pm Reply

I have one friend from shibsagar whom I never meet from last 7 years. Mai kab milunga apne frnd se. Thanks. All the best dear

Mrinal J. Hazarika

May 5, 2019, 8:15 pm Reply

Awesome vlog… cinematography is really gud…..very nice visualisation of proper rural Assam culture…u got a new subscriber…Thank you for showing Assam like this to the World

Luit poriya Dekalora

May 5, 2019, 2:00 am Reply

I have seen many travel blog of Assam but your channel has shown one of the best l have ever seen. Truly authentic.

Pranjal Protim Gogoi

May 5, 2019, 2:34 am Reply

❤❤❤

swinashFillmy hit

May 5, 2019, 3:24 am Reply

Assam state 1 no. gwteya hai

Harsharaj Nath

May 5, 2019, 5:49 am Reply

Wooow….Just came across ur channel….awesome video…👏👏👏 I am glad u loved assam and our culture. Liked and Subscribed..😀

ARPON JYOTI gogoi official

May 5, 2019, 5:53 am Reply

Love you to from our assame

Sima Das

May 5, 2019, 7:47 am Reply

Moja

Sima Das

May 5, 2019, 7:51 am Reply

Love from north guwahati .Assam

Rubina Sultana

May 5, 2019, 9:38 am Reply

Assam is such a beautiful place ♥️
Please visit Kaziranga national park
You'll love it ❤️😊

Super Saiyan

May 5, 2019, 11:09 am Reply

This is the real Assam❤️ tbh the best vlog about our lifestyle

nayan nibaran n. c

May 5, 2019, 5:26 am Reply

Mai v Assam se hu

xxRØY

May 5, 2019, 8:04 am Reply

💗💗💗

Joydeep Rabha

May 5, 2019, 2:45 pm Reply

You could also have filmed …Assamese people harvesting the rice crops … It would have looked so beautiful …

Anyways … enjoyed your video …

Bhaskar Das

May 5, 2019, 7:23 am Reply

Great videography 😍 #AwesomeAssam

Razia Sultana Barbhuiya

May 5, 2019, 10:56 am Reply

I love my place Assam…thank you so much for this video…love you, god bless you

Parag Barman

May 5, 2019, 5:59 am Reply

Ankur vai axomiar honman tu rokha babe thank you

Utpal Gogoi

May 5, 2019, 8:17 pm Reply

What a name for your friends village! Hawfaw, colloquially, it means the lungs. Must be very clean air in his village.

Bikakhit Gogoi

May 5, 2019, 9:58 am Reply

amazing video…confused what to say…shall i be happy or be angry coz u made me miss my home more…..

Rahul Gogoi

May 5, 2019, 10:02 pm Reply

Thanx mam…….Mee Frm Assam

Pratima Tech

Jun 6, 2019, 5:54 pm Reply

I feel more happy to see this…may god bless u and bless ankur dada's family…. love from assam siso

Rahul Kumar

Jun 6, 2019, 3:41 pm Reply

Thanks mam for showing our culture..

sharmishta

Jun 6, 2019, 8:53 am Reply

what a wonderful channel, so proud to be an indian, the rich culture, music, food, ethnicities, and a lovely host! she is one of my fav people on u tube

Ashokkumar Kumar

Jun 6, 2019, 10:10 am Reply

Medan ji mujhy bhi le chalo Assam may bhi Delhi ka hu

Satish Mahli

Jun 6, 2019, 1:21 pm Reply

Really amazing didi…which camera u use to record…u took m to Assam right now i hv been there in 90's

Anindita Kakati

Jun 6, 2019, 2:46 pm Reply

Amr Axom Khan hoi e iman dhuniya je Kunubai eber ahile ketiya o Beya buli kaba noware….😍😍😍😍😍😍😍❤❤❤ #Joi Aai Axom.. 💖💖💖

Assamese new song hokolutkoi agotiyake pabo

Jun 6, 2019, 1:54 am Reply

Bahut accha laga apki Assam ka Har episode dekha Mene assames me dohut val lagil ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Maina Gogoi

Jun 6, 2019, 6:05 pm Reply

Apunar proti2 video a Mon sui jai..

Abu Bukkar

Jun 6, 2019, 9:40 pm Reply

I love my assam

GUNJAN DAS

Jun 6, 2019, 6:06 am Reply

Your vedios are amazing💕😍

Khikhano Seb

Jun 6, 2019, 7:47 am Reply

Just love the song in every series …you really have a taste in music and editing and content is heads up …Salute to you from Nagaland

Avinash koushik

Jun 6, 2019, 3:01 pm Reply

You are the best vlogger didi…
I say your videos should be played on Tv channels…best genuine content… Great editing… Also being an assamese i felt like inviting you to my house for bihu…
Keep going sis… Touch the sky..

Rajat Gupta

Jul 7, 2019, 8:29 am Reply

Lovely video of Bhogali Bihu of Assam, the festivities …can see our Madhumita Singha of Oak Grove School, Mussoorie

Pranjal Dolakasaria

Jul 7, 2019, 5:08 pm Reply

Millions of millions videos in youtube. But you showcased my people, my state in such a way that makes me more proud of my state… Love you so much and may God bless u… Do come again Didi…

lalit khurana

Jul 7, 2019, 9:18 pm Reply

What a hospitality of village people…so humble. Great video once again…Keep it up

rajdeep saikia

Jul 7, 2019, 4:55 am Reply

Thanks for showing our culture so beautifully lots of love to Eatstory.. Nice to start the show with
Dr. Hazarika song… Love 😍

Dipankar dutta

Jul 7, 2019, 6:06 pm Reply

Truly enjoyable

manjitrupbikram

Jul 7, 2019, 7:33 pm Reply

Thanks Ankur for showing the face of real Assam to her. Thanks ma'am for letting go and experiencing the real Assam.

anup Kumar

Jul 7, 2019, 2:51 pm Reply

Kitne achche se cover ki ho ye sab …Wow sab authentic hai..

anup Kumar

Jul 7, 2019, 2:59 pm Reply

Omg itna achcha video blog ,maza aa gaya dekh ke

Sheraz Akbar

Jul 7, 2019, 5:56 pm Reply

Please some one let me know about the song in beginning…

R B

Jul 7, 2019, 6:41 am Reply

Thank you so much for adding such a good song . Awesome cinematography,very beautifully potreat 😇❤

Debasish assam

Jul 7, 2019, 10:45 am Reply

জয় আই অসম,Jai Ai Assom

Sourav 99

Sep 9, 2019, 11:01 am Reply

Love this video❤ make a video of lower assam..

Anil Laskar

Sep 9, 2019, 7:47 pm Reply

I love my Assam

Abhisakh Malick

Oct 10, 2019, 6:04 am Reply

Unique place ,this is my northeast Assam

Lakshima Borah

Jan 1, 2020, 10:26 am Reply

Most amazing video on assam

G K

Jan 1, 2020, 12:09 am Reply

Joi aai axom

SMO

Jan 1, 2020, 1:16 pm Reply

Awesome vlog but where did you find noncopyright Assamese song.

Haya Adah

Jan 1, 2020, 9:59 pm Reply

I will obviously love it as i know the beauty of my own state..😇😘

Invoker GamingYT

Jan 1, 2020, 9:42 am Reply

Damn First tym see yout vlog and first impression is wow !

Invoker GamingYT

Jan 1, 2020, 9:50 am Reply

Proud to be part of assam! Was posted in Guwahati from Last 6 months

Ejaaz

Jan 1, 2020, 2:38 pm Reply

Music on point.
Bhupen Da has transcended into an emotion.

Vidya Todankar

Jan 1, 2020, 6:01 pm Reply

Neeru…I have no words to express how beautiful this episode has been…the locals ….omg… enjoyed to their fullest….so much love they shower…. incredibly touching

Anuska Goswami

Feb 2, 2020, 3:55 am Reply

I m from Assam

Swagata Das

Feb 2, 2020, 4:10 pm Reply

I really love the way you potray and not to forget the taste of music,not everyone acknowledges our musical scene.. you really did great.. best of luck for your future endeavours.. Please do meet and greet.. I am looking forward to meet you in person❤️

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