Women Always Have a Way to Succeed – A Story by Kong Tharina | Zizira

Women Always Have a Way to Succeed – A Story of Kong Tharina

Zizira Epic Journeys
The women in Meghalaya are very entrepreneurial. It always amazes me how passionate they are about their work. There are women from distant villages who leave their houses early in the morning to go to 'Iewduh' (a wholesale market in Shillong) to sell their goods. And then return home until late evening. They have the fire in their belly and the passion in their heart to provide the best for their families. This drives them to take on any challenges and turn them into opportunities.
Women Always Have a Way to Succeed – A Story by Kong Tharina | Zizira

Women Always Have a Way to Succeed – A Story of Kong Tharina

Zizira Epic Journeys
The women in Meghalaya are very entrepreneurial. It always amazes me how passionate they are about their work. There are women from distant villages who leave their houses early in the morning to go to 'Iewduh' (a wholesale market in Shillong) to sell their goods. And then return home until late evening. They have the fire in their belly and the passion in their heart to provide the best for their families. This drives them to take on any challenges and turn them into opportunities.
Meet Bah Rishot Wahlang - A Beekeeper Who Talks To The Bees

Meet Bah Rishot Wahlang - A Beekeeper Who Talks To The Bees

Zizira Epic Journeys

On my previous post, I shared about our trip to Mawsynram village to meet the amazing basket weavers and our most loving, kindhearted Kong Elvira.

Today, I want to share the story of how we met Bah Rishot Wahlang, a beekeeper who talks to the bees in the beautiful village of Lawbah.

So here's how it goes...

Living With The Bees | Zizira

Living With The Bees: Story from our Epic Trips

Farmers of Meghalaya

“If you live in harmony with nature you will never be poor; if you live according what others think, you will never be rich.” This is one of our favorite quotes by Seneca.

Zizira explorers recently visited Mawsynram. Known as the wettest place an Earth, Mawsynram also is known for its honey. And quite literally, we experienced living with the bees.

Khasi Ancient Agricultural Tools For Sustainable Farming And Living

Khasi Ancient Agricultural Tools For Sustainable Farming And Living

Meghalaya Treasures
The indigenous Khasis of Meghalaya are mostly farmers. In fact, even today 83% of the population of the state of Meghalaya are farmers. For hundreds of years, the agriculture of the Khasis has remained the sustainable kind, managed with long-lasting, low-maintenance eco-friendly tools. Sustainable living has always bee
Meet Kong Elvira – A Bee Keeper From Mawsynram

Meet Kong Elvira – A Bee Keeper From Mawsynram

Farmers of Meghalaya
Meet Kong Elvira from Mawsynram. Working with Zizira has given her a chance to sell her honey to a bigger market and increase her business. Read her story.
Bee Keeping In Thad Village

Bee Keeping In Thad Village

We, at Zizira, explore the hills and valleys of Meghalaya to get the best of the best from Meghalaya. This time we went on a journey to Thad village situated in Umsning of Ribhoi district in Meghalaya. It is located 12km away from sub-district headquarter Umsning and 38km away from district headquarter Nongpoh.
Farmer Who Grows Lemongrass in Meghalaya | Zizira

Young Entrepreneurial Farmer Who Grows Lemongrass in Meghalaya

Farmers of Meghalaya
Lemongrass is a herb of many purpose uses. Its leaves and the extracted oil are commonly used in aromatherapy (using aroma from the plant for healing and cosmetic purposes). The plant is native to tropical countries like India, China and Thailand. It flourishes in hot climate, rich and well-drained soil.
Each Trip Expands Our Network: A Visit to Lawbah Village

Each Trip Expands Our Network: A Visit to Lawbah Village

Farmers of Meghalaya
Zizira explorers regularly set out on field trips to visit villages which are off the beaten track – in remote areas - as there is a good chance of meeting farmers struggling to find a market for their produce.
Farmers Are Moving Away From Farming | Zizira

Why Farmers Are Moving Away From Farming: Meghalaya Farmer Stories

Farmers of Meghalaya

Do you ever wonder how the food you eat reached you? What hard work goes behind it? Who helps you maintain a continuous supply of food?

Yes, it's the farmers and their hard work.

We often complain about the high price of the crops or vegetables we buy. But hardly do we think about the farmers, their lives, and the conditions they live in.

Ethical methods of beekeeping in Meghalaya

The Ethics Of Bee Keeping & Traditional Beekeepers In Meghalaya

Bee Keeping
You love honey. Everyone does. But do you know the way honey is processed? You may not know it but that favourite bottle of honey on your kitchen shelf may have not been processed ethically. Wait a minute, is there even something like processing honey ethically? It's natural food. The bees make it, so there can’t be any foul play, right?
#ZiziraSpotlight: Women of The Sung Valley & Traditional Art of Pottery

#ZiziraSpotlight: Women of The Sung Valley & Traditional Art of Pottery

Farmers of Meghalaya
Sung Valley – Home of Black Clay Pottery Sung Valley cradles between West Jaintia Hills and East Khasi Hills districts of the state of Meghalaya. I...
Farmers of Meghalaya

Meet The Farmer Folks Of Lakadong Country, Meghalaya

Everything About Lakadong Turmeric

Perhaps you have heard of Lakadong turmeric.

And are curious to dig deep and discover everything about Lakadong?

Well, you are in the right place. At Zizira, we have partnered with real farmers, in the #LakadongCountry, a group of villages about 90kms from Shillong, that grow the best turmeric in the world.

A week ago, we decided to take a trip down to these villages, meet our farmers, and experience their daily work in Lakadong.

This blog is a diary of sorts, of our trip.

Farmer from Meghalaya

How Do Farmers Take Care Of Planting Lakadong Turmeric Seeds?

Everything About Lakadong Turmeric
It's April and spring has arrived. It is the month of planting and farmers are busy preparing their fields to plant varieties of new crops. For Lakadong turmeric farmers the story is no different.