Manipuri Nagas feel left out in Hornbill Festival

KOHIMA: While the Hornbill Festival in Kisama village in Nagaland brings together culture and cuisine of various Naga clans throughout Nagaland, Naga tribes from neighbouring Manipur, which has a sizeable Naga population feel left out in the festival as the Nagas from neighbouring Manipur are never invited in the festival. For many of the Manipuri Nagas, […]

KOHIMA: While the Hornbill Festival in Kisama village in Nagaland brings together culture and cuisine of various Naga clans throughout Nagaland, Naga tribes from neighbouring Manipur, which has a sizeable Naga population feel left out in the festival as the Nagas from neighbouring Manipur are never invited in the festival. For many of the Manipuri Nagas, […]

Inspired living

A society and its people need inspiration to grow and cultivate a sense of oneness. The ability to draw inspiration from another without any egotism and hesitation would draw everyone involved closer and help develop the society. However, in a society full of mistrust and where every other incident bemoans of allegations and counter allegations, […]

A society and its people need inspiration to grow and cultivate a sense of oneness. The ability to draw inspiration from another without any egotism and hesitation would draw everyone involved closer and help develop the society. However, in a society full of mistrust and where every other incident bemoans of allegations and counter allegations, […]

A Bus Trip to Saigon city, Vietnam

Land trip is not convenient passing Myanmar from Manipur. Once you reached Thailand, you are easily possible to travel to Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia then to Singapore and to neighboring countries. Let us explore another trip to Vietnam. Today, let us explore another trip to Vietnam by bus. It was early morning in Cambodia. I caught […]

Land trip is not convenient passing Myanmar from Manipur. Once you reached Thailand, you are easily possible to travel to Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia then to Singapore and to neighboring countries. Let us explore another trip to Vietnam. Today, let us explore another trip to Vietnam by bus. It was early morning in Cambodia. I caught […]

Uncultured question on culture Art of committing a gaffe

Describe culture in 100 words. Nothing wrong in this, but when this question comes from the Governor of a State and is directed to an august gathering of cultural doyens, then there is something drastically wrong. And this exactly what happened when former Governor of Manipur V Shanmuganathan posed this very question to well known […]

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Describe culture in 100 words. Nothing wrong in this, but when this question comes from the Governor of a State and is directed to an august gathering of cultural doyens, then there is something drastically wrong. And this exactly what happened when former Governor of Manipur V Shanmuganathan posed this very question to well known […]

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University of Culture, film and TV institute now grace State

IMPHAL, Aug 12: Manipur now has the infrastructure to preserve and promote its rich tradition, performing arts and culture, stated Governor V Shanmuganathan after inaugurating the much awaited Manipur University of Culture (MUC) this evening at the Maharaja Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound, Imphal. Prior to the inauguration of MUC, the Governor along with Chief Minister […]

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IMPHAL, Aug 12: Manipur now has the infrastructure to preserve and promote its rich tradition, performing arts and culture, stated Governor V Shanmuganathan after inaugurating the much awaited Manipur University of Culture (MUC) this evening at the Maharaja Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound, Imphal. Prior to the inauguration of MUC, the Governor along with Chief Minister […]

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Glimpse of Northeast India in London

Glimpses of North East India (NE Awareness event on 08/11/2014, London United Kingdom)     A rather rain decked evening, onset of the crisp, chilly winter, a metaphorical wonderland of

Glimpses of North East India

(NE Awareness event on 08/11/2014, London United Kingdom)

 

Glimpses of North East India in London

Glimpses of North East India in London

 

A rather rain decked evening, onset of the crisp, chilly winter, a metaphorical wonderland of spectacular natural beauty. Does this ring the bells? North east would be the first place to strike anyone’s mind, when we incorporate these relevant characteristics. Well, lucky are those who hail from our picturesque mountain clad, sparkling clean region, clouded by the hypnotic fragrance of fresh soil and greenery. Every North- Eastern, no matter which corner of the world they live in, tag along their state’s pride and aroma, more to this, it is a mark of our culture to stand apart and gloat in passion about the enchanting existence of our region. The world is our oyster and our people are in places, spreading fresh North East aroma. United Kingdom, London saw first event of its kind, Glimpses of North East India on Saturday 8th November

Arunachal Pradesh - Glimpses of North East India in London

Arunachal Pradesh – Glimpses of North East India in London

It is indeed a deep pleasure to see the way our state has been highlighted on an international platform, by our very own people, who have soul-stirring ties with their region even after crossing thousand borders. Glimpses of North east India an event organized by the North east Indians in the UK announced its grand success. This event came as a massive eye-opener where all North Eastern’s caught upon an opportunity to present the beauty of their respective states to the western world. The whole idea backing this informal event was to bring all the north easterners, mainland Indians and westerners under one umbrella to promote awareness of NE India and also to promote tourism of the unexplored beauty of North eastern and to share the firmly implanted culture and impassioned connection. More to that trying to establish grounds to attract them to North East India and experience the grandeur themselves.

Nothing can beat the originality of people and fetish they posess  for their home land which is always visible in such occasions .That innate passion of North-Easterners to excel everywhere, is kind of free flow.

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Meghalaya - Glimpses of North East India in London

Meghalaya – Glimpses of North East India in London

A huge step taken by our fellow people in UK to think ahead, with motives to enhance each State’s magnificence. The evening was supposedly one of its kind with multimedia presentations from each state, followed by live music by talented North Eastern’s in UK and then the typical NE cuisines namely: Bamboo shoot, rice, momo’s , Singju……Yum. The presentations for the evening focussed on boasting about the beauty of all states through slides on rural tourism, cultural diversity, lofty snow-capped mountains, green landscapes dotted with picturesque villages, monasteries and a rich tribal cultivation crotched with vibrant accents. The audience seemed to have been mesmerized much to see a broader version of what North-East India had in its platter to offer, we are a gorgeous lovely hidden, yet to be explored gem of India, are we not?

Lien Gangte from Manipur one of the organizers, hosted the show with a twist of humour clubbed with gloating about each State’s magnificence.

Host: Lien Gangte from Manipur

Host: Lien Gangte from Manipur

Manipur - Glimpses of North East India in London

Manipur – Glimpses of North East India in London

Actually quite an amusement to see how far we have spread our wings, and rapidly indeed our reputation in the world market is shooting up. North East India is an entrenched holiday maker’s hub. Given the immense dedication from our people around the globe, a gradual sea of change is not a far off thing, seeing the world step on our soil.  We are the world now; let us grab every opportunity to spread like wildfire.

 

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Sikkim- Glimpses of North East India in London

Sikkim- Glimpses of North East India in London

The organizers express their heart-felt appreciation to all those who took time out to attend the event and the ones who helped in putting up this show and making it a grand success. Bigger and better events in the pipeline, another occasion to celebrate our togetherness, we are a simple breed who loves to work hard and play hard. Watch out for this space!!!

 

 

Internet, Art & Literature: Transforming Cultural Realities – Ananya S Guha

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