Facts about the Nongkrem Dance festival

Facts about the Nongkrem Dance festival

This religious dance of Meghalaya is usually celebrated in the month of November at the village of Smit, the capital of the Khyrem Syiemship, that is approximately 11 kms from Shillong. The festival starts on Wednesday and will conclude on Friday. But how much do you know about the festival? Read more to know: Shad Nongkrem […]

Remembering the Battle of Imphal- Kohima

Remembering the Battle of Imphal- Kohima

Silvester Phanbuh On winter afternoons, if one can sneak into the premises of Shillong’s famous St.Edmund’s school, it is an enjoyable experience. The din and clamour of students are missing and a walk into the courtyard near the stone building reveals a bit of history. Rewind back seven decades, and the din and clamour of […]

Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 kicks off

Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 kicks off

SHILLONG: The inauguration of the unique event Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 bringing over a 100 tribes from 58 countries made a grand entry at the Convocation Hall, NEHU( North  Eastern Hill University). Launched to counter the rise in fast food and fast life, the movement has struck chords across the world and is now making its […]

5 Skill based Dances of the Northeast

5 Skill based Dances of the Northeast

Dance is one form of art which defines the culture and identity of the particular community or tribe. While they may seem imitable, some of these dances require extensive training for perfection. Here are 5 skill based dances of the Northeast. Hojagiri Dance of Tripura Hojagiri is a famous folk dance of Tripura. The dance […]

Evolution of the Khasi Attire

Evolution of the Khasi Attire

SHILLONG: Khasi women wear a special attire called ‘Dhara’ or ‘Nara’ during special occasions or grand ceremonies. The traditional attire worn by the Khasi women is a costly silk material woven out of Mulberry silk yarn. Though simple in their designs, they come in various colours and border patterns. However, with the passage of time, the […]

The Charm of the Northeast Women

The Charm of the Northeast Women

Northeast women are beautiful and to add to their beauty they adorn themselves with pretty ornaments and exotic jewelries. Jewelries are the ladies charm, women from the northeast adorn themselves with accessories that comes from heavy ornaments like gold or silver to simple traditional hand-made accessories made from bamboos, bones, rare stones, gems and so […]

IN PICTURES: Happiest Music Festival concludes

IN PICTURES: Happiest Music Festival concludes

SHILLONG: The sixth edition of the happiest music festival – Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2015 concluded its first chapter this year at the picturesque destination … Shillong. Thousands of music lovers from all over Shillong and surrounding cities thronged to RBDSA Sports Complex in Bhoirymbong to catch some of the biggest international and Indian acts. The […]