Written in the stones: Story of an ancient, dying game of the Khasis – Maw Korkatia

Written in the stones: Story of an ancient, dying game of the Khasis – Maw Korkatia

BY IBANKYNTIEW MAWRIE  Shillong, May 09, 2018:  “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future” ~~ Elie Wiesel If culture was born out of a memory, as American writer Elie Wiesel has clearly observed, then it is safe to say that our identities and cultural practices are […]

Manipur to host five-day Shirui Lily Festival in Ukhrul from April 24

Manipur to host five-day Shirui Lily Festival in Ukhrul from April 24

UKHRUL, April 23, 2018: Manipur Tourism Department is all set to organize the second edition of the state level Shirui Lily Festival from April 24 to April 28 at three major venues in Manipur’s Ukhrul district. The inaugural ceremony of the five-day festival will be held at Shirui village Ground while the closing function at […]

Nagaland to host mini-Hornbill festival in all districts

Nagaland to host mini-Hornbill festival in all districts

KOHIMA, April 20, 2018: People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) cabinet has decided to hold ‘Mini-Hornbill Festivals’ in all the districts, coinciding with the respective tribal festivals. The decision to this effect was taken during the cabinet meeting held on April 16, as a follow-up to the chief minister’s proposal in his budget speech. In this regard, […]

Assam: The legend behind one of Asia’s largest and oldest amphitheaters, Rang Ghar

Assam: The legend behind one of Asia’s largest and oldest amphitheaters, Rang Ghar

The Rang Ghar literally translated to ( “House of Entertainment”) is known to be  the largest and among  the oldest surviving amphitheaters in Asia. The building was constructed during the reign of Swargadeo by Pramatta Singha in AD 1744-1750. It is a two-storied building which once served as the royal sports-pavilion where Ahom kings and nobles […]

India finally allows Karmapa to visit Sikkim, but not Rumtek

India finally allows Karmapa to visit Sikkim, but not Rumtek

GANGTOK, 2 April 2018: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has allowed the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to visit Sikkim. It is being seen as a goodwill gesture by the India government. Earlier, Tibetans were upset after the Centre had unofficially conveyed to the Tibet government-in-exile officials to […]

5 facts to know about Manipur’s Cheiraoba festival

5 facts to know about Manipur’s Cheiraoba festival

Northeast India | 2018 Here are five facts that you must know about Sajibu Cheiraoba festival of Manipur: #1. Manipur’s festival Sajibu Nongma Panba also called Meetei Cheiraoba or Sajibu Cheiraoba is the lunar new year festival of the people who follow the sanamahism religion. The word ‘Sajibu Nongma Panba’ is derived from Manipuri word, ‘Sajibu’ meaning the first month of the year which […]

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