By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 10: In the run-up to the Bhogali Bihu, Bhogali melas are underway in the city. The melas are aimed at making Assamese munchies (snacks and other delicacies) available for urban people of the State. While Bor Axom is holding such a mela at Siddhinath Sarma Bhwan near Dighalipukhuri, Chiro Seuj Kalakrishti Kendra is holding another mela at Lakhidhar Bora Kshetra since yesterday. Both the melas will conclude on January 13. Teel pitha, narikol pitha, chunga pitha, ladu, bora chawl, kumol chawl, tel pitha, beaten rice, curd, cream, etc., are available at both the melas. Chiro Seuj Kolakrishti is making the snacks at the site where a husking paddle has put on work. Apart from self-help groups and individuals from various places in Guwahati, such groups from Nalbari, Sorbhog, Sarthebari, Barpeta etc., have put up their outlets. The prices are ten pithas (teel or narikol) cost Rs 50, Rs 50 for 10 ladus, Rs 250 for a litre of buffalo curd, Rs 500 for a litre of cream, Rs 100 for a kg of rice flour, Rs 100 for a piece of chunga pitha etc.