From a Correspondent
Lakhimpur, February 9: Following a research on environment, socio-cultural problems and conflicts in the north-eastern States, social worker and writer Gene Hasmi is travelling the entire northeast India on a bicycle.
The research person from Bangalore reached Jalphaiguri via train from where he started his cycle journey. He said that his slow journey via his bicycle only can help him to explore the themes of his upcoming book on the Northeast titled Seven Sisters on a Cycle. He further said that his first hand experiences of the seven sister States would help him provide a more realistic description in his book.
Hasmi has been cycling for more than 2,000 km in the Northeast but his goal is not to establish a record as a bicycle rider but instead to observe the problems in the north-eastern States closely and thoroughly. He has been investigating the social, cultural and political scerio of these States during his long journey which will continue for a month more. After completion of his research journey in Aruchal Pradesh and Meghalaya, he is currently at Gogamukh in Assam to survey the riverside Mishing people. Gene said that he will leave for galand on Wednesday from where he will continue his journey to Manipur and Mizoram.