TNT’s take on Northeast India’s band ‘Kum Chirui’ as they sing of their rich Karbi Heritage

TNT’s take on Northeast India’s band ‘Kum Chirui’ as they sing of their rich Karbi Heritage

By Mewanshwa Kharshiing Being part of a community can birth a cohesive force to influence society around us be it religious, sports, political parties and many more. In the realm of music, melodies do transcend borders of geography, language, caste and creed. It touches the deepest part of our emotions which stir our state of […]

Ramadan 2017: 8 questions about the Muslim holy month you were too embarrassed to ask

Ramadan 2017: 8 questions about the Muslim holy month you were too embarrassed to ask

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has begun since Friday evening, and most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims will be observing. This means there’s a good chance you might encounter someone — a friend, a co-worker, the barista making your latte at Starbucks, your child’s teacher — who is celebrating Ramadan. But what is […]

Assam’s ‘Tuloni Biya’, where attainment of Womanhood is not a Taboo but a reason to Rejoice!

Assam’s ‘Tuloni Biya’, where attainment of Womanhood is not a Taboo but a reason to Rejoice!

Menstruation is widely considered a taboo topic and open discussions on this subject were hardly made possible. But in today’s day and time, many feminists as well as rights activists are widely talking about it. But things were different back in time where a girl’s attainment of puberty was considered significant not only for her […]

Meghalaya: At 83, SweetyMon Rynjah is ‘Dancing until her hips can’t move!’

Meghalaya: At 83, SweetyMon Rynjah is ‘Dancing until her hips can’t move!’

-Written by Nidhi Dugar Kundalia DISCLAIMER: This article was first published in The Hindu and TNT- the Northeast Today does not own any rights to the authenticity of this piece SweetyMon Rynjah’s house in Shillong’s bustling Bara Bazar market is small, grey and built on a slope. On the crooked walls hang family portraits and traditional cane baskets; […]

Folktales of NE: Do you know why Khasis have a tradition of hiding the broom from a guest’s view?

Folktales of NE: Do you know why Khasis have a tradition of hiding the broom from a guest’s view?

It is said that most Khasi practices have their origins in their folktales. Numerous social customs which are still highly regarded and practiced in Khasi society have their roots in the tales and legends passed down from one generation to another and their place in modern Khasi society are still tremendous. It is from a particular […]

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