Debasish Borah is born in a sleepy town of easternmost end of India very close to the Burmese/Chinese border in a town called Miao, which explains his love for cats. He lives in north India in Leh, a town which is 4000m high. His works are drawn from politics, culture, social patterns and challenges. He works with photographs, video and installation-based works. He and his partner Helene Thebault founded an artist-run space called Farside Collective from Leh.
He has exhibited his works in Delhi, Leh, Ahmedabad, Prague, and Seoul.