Jatinga – The village and the mystery around it

Many times over the years I have heard about this small hill town called Jatinga nestled somewhere on a ridge of the Borail hills in the Dima Hasao district where, on dark moonless nights, birds come to kill themselves! To be honest, whenever I heard anything about the bird suicide in Jatinga thing, I always took it with a pinch of salt until one day, I decided to google it up. To my surprise I found that all of it was actually true and even more surprising was the fact that quite a few renowned ornithologists too have tried to actually find out the reason behind the birds committing suicide there.

Jatinga Bird watching tower

Bird watching tower – Jatinga

I felt like an idiot for having never believed anything about a phenomenon which has been happening since the past 100 years!!… continue reading