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Michael Yim

Licking the plate: The Naga cuisine

Chances are you haven’t been to this place. Chances are this is a place you’ve never seen or heard. A perpetual old mix of culinary traditions, smells and flavors. A gratifying head hunting tradition and a place occupied by some ...

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Coopita to source Arts & Crafts from North East India

If you are an artist or a craftsman and are based in Nagaland, Assam or Meghalaya, please do write in to us as naomijacob@coopita.com, or send us your information through a message on + 91 8794 737323, or write a ...

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Rural kids out in the fields on a Sunday

Rural adventures

I have always taken pride in the fact that I have my roots in Zhavame- the enchanting village that continues to fascinate me for reasons more than one. Although I did not grow up here, I spent most of my ...

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Hornbill Festival Nagaland India Trail

The 17th Annual Hornbill Festival, Nagaland

Hornbill Festival Nagaland Nagaland is host to one of the grandest festivals in the country, in December of every year. Started in the year 2000, the Hornbill Festival was initially drawn up as a grand event to promote tourism in ...

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Makers' Market Go Local

How can I be local?

On May 28 this year, some enterprising folks from Nagaland have designed a fun way for local businesses to interact with local buyers. What’s this all about? – Well, they believe in the power of ‘Local’ and that the only ...

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The dens of Kohima

Wungchipem Raman, his close friends and family of ‘From the Den’ are promoting music and poetry in the north east region with special focus on Nagaland . They have one mission – ‘to create an intelligent and healthy atmosphere to ...

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Khonoma Village

On top of Japfu, by accident

In August 2015, we came up with a simple solution to get Nagas off their chairs and join us on short [read 20+ km] walks once a month. The purpose – let’s go explore! The first episode of the initiative ...

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Tea Gardens in Assam

The North East revisted

It grows on you. You want to keep coming back. Each visit is a new experience. The Kaziranga Game Sanctuary was a topic I had to teach little children about in social studies. Each year I would read about the ...

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Nagaland – The Land of Festivals

Nagaland – The Land of Festivals The hypnotic beat of log drums  engulf you, the  battle  cry of the Naga warriors  as they perform the war dance mesmerize you. The folk songs sung over a glass of rice beer around  ...

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dzukou valley

Conquering Dzukou Valley

Conquering Dzukou Valley! — Michelle Sumi Hesso Hosting my friends – Anoosha from Mumbai and Trilokesh from Chennai – visiting Nagaland for the first time for the Hornbill Festival, 2014; I had planned a daily itinerary for their stay and ...

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