I really don’t blame those who ask me if Silchar, for that matter, Assam is a part of India. Their geography is poor, agreed… but with the amount of money and time you spend travelling to this part of the country, you can have a nice and hassle-free overseas trip.
We were brought up in a world where things did not change for years and we thought it was normal and natural. But after the first 22 years of my life, when I stepped outside, I realized the world was changing, economy was growing. I saw a world where basic necessities are met and people can think about the finer aspects of life. World outside Silchar (read north east) has changed, for better, and has been progressing at a fast pace. However, Silchar has also changed, but for worse.
But nevertheless, we crave for going there for the love of our native, our parents, relatives and friends. After all, we belong to the ‘island of peace’. We are nice people, we are happy with whatever we have, or rather don’t have.