Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh’s gracing Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival would create positive development

By Oken Jeet Sandham When Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang with his Cabinet colleagues pitching the longstanding Naga issue settled before the Christmas or at least before the next State Polls due early next year, Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh’s coming to Nagaland and gracing the fifth-day of the 10-Day Hornbill Festival as Chief […]

At Kisama for the Hornbill Festival… Biren advocates collaboration, shared vision

IMPHAL, Dec 5: Chief Minister N Biren, while speaking at the ongoing Hornbill Festival at Kisama, Nagaland today, advocated collaboration and cooperation with a strong sense of common purpose between Nagaland and Manipur.

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Manipur and Nagaland share history and cultural affinities: Biren

IMPHAL | Dec 5 : The chief minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh visited ‘Hornbill Festival’ at Kisama today. He was accompanied by PHED minister, Losii Dikho, along with MLAs, L. Susindro, K. Robindro, L. Rameshwor, Th. Satyabrata, S. Subhaschandra, Awangbou Newmai and advisor to CM Rajat Sethi. On the grand occasion, N. Biren Singh […]

President Kovind confident Naga solution will be found soon

KOHIMA | Dec 1 : President of India, Ram Nath Kovind while commenting on the Naga political issue expressed confidence that solution will be found soon. The President of India said this while inaugurating the Hornbill Festival at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama, near Kohima today. Ram Nath Kovind expressed hope and confidence that “a final […]

Nagaland: HORNBILL FESTIVAL 2017

With Hornbill Festival just a month away, a Meeting to discuss and improvise activities for the upcoming ‘Festival of Festivals’ was today convened at State Banquet Hall chaired by Chief Minister, TR Zeliang. The 10 day Festivity from 1st to 10th December celebrated every year, is likely to be cut-down to 7 day event this […]

Nagas: From head-hunters into money-hunters?

Puanthanh Gangmei (Courtesy : The Oriental Post) Criticizing the Naga slogan “Nagalim for Christ” by Nagas themselves is not a new development. But when Naga makes critical reference to this slogan, they are not criticizing the slogan itself but on the present unchristian practices of the Naga people. There are, however, many misconception surrounding this […]

Assam, the pride of Northeast and its river festival

Kamal Baruah Assam is the gateway to the north east. It is a land of multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic and multi-religious society. Surely it has enormous potential to make it a must visit location. “Atithi Devo Bhava,” Known Assamese hospitality is a reflection of their culture. They are truly warm hearted people of hills and valleys. The […]

Assam, the pride of Northeast and its river festival

Kamal Baruah Assam is the gateway to the north east. It is a land of multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic and multi-religious society. Surely it has enormous potential to make it a must visit location. “Atithi Devo Bhava,” Known Assamese hospitality is a reflection of their culture. They are truly warm hearted people of hills and valleys. The […]

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, […]

Hornbill festival: North East India cultural dances enthral visitors

Dimapur, Dec. 2: The rich and vibrant culture of the seven north eastern states came alive in Kisama Heritage village as the cultural troupes attired in colourful traditional dress from respective state presented dances to the delight of visitors. The second day of the Hornbill Festival 2016 witnessed the North East Cultural Day with performances […]