Month: February 2019


“Passion to Learn About New Cultures, Planning and Saving up!” – Arenla from Nagaland Talks About Her Many Travels Around the World and How She Manages Her Travel Expenses As a Student

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” We have already heard enough of how travel and exploring new places are not only good for our physical wellbeing, but it can also do wonders for our mental and emotional health. To validate this, we’ve heard so many wonderful stories from travelers in the R&L community, who we admit, are having a ball and most importantly, have many wise words to share as well. So today, we have another young member, 24-year old Arenla from Nagaland to enlighten us all on why we should travel often, and also how to manage your expenses and travel planning. Currently a student in California, she talks about how her passion for learning about new cultures motivated her enough to take up a research study on intercultural communication, and how her love for travel compliments her interests and passions in so many ways. We chat with Arenla from Nagaland about her current life as a communications student in South Carolina, and shares some …


“We Are Passionate About Promoting And Nurturing Local Talents In Mizoram” – A Chat With Joshua Sailo And Matthew Sailo – Founders Of “The Warehouse Cafe”, Aizawl

Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. It requires passion and commitment. Today, we have the creative duo – brothers Joshua Sailo and Matthew Sailo from Mizoram – founders of “The Warehouse Cafe,” which is not only known for its good food but also popular around the town for its exciting local events – from live shows, and open mic to art exhibitions, games and more. The brothers, having educated abroad, and now back home in Mizoram with a deeper sense of what home is, this cafe project is one that is close to their hearts. They aim to bring the best of influences from the western world through their own experiences, and couple that with their passion to promote local talents, and use this cafe to create a lively place to bring the talented local folks together and give them a platform to shine. Let’s chat with Joshua Sailo and Matthew Sailo from Mizoram -founders of “The Warehouse Cafe” to knkw more about them, their story, their cafe and more. Hello …


This Treehouse In Nagaland Is An Ideal Way To Escape Onto The Scenic Wonders Of Nature – Explore “Cloudline Treehouse” In Khonoma Village

This one is for all the nature enthusiasts looking for a unique getaway in the open embrace of nature. We recently came across “Cloudline Treehouse” which is truly a piece of art – a charming treehouse located about one and half hour drive away from Kohima towards Dzuleke via Khonoma in Nagaland. By our first glimpse of the place, it is an ideal place to rejuvenate by being one with nature with a beautiful elevated view of the surrounding scenery. Situated at the foothill of KEDIEUTSÜKERÜ, Khonoma is one of the highest mountain in Nagaland with breath taking views with a rich flora and fauna. Dreamy and unreal huh? Already excited to know more? Well, let’s chat with Vilieme Kuotsu, one of the founders to know more about “Cloudline Treehouse” and most importantly, how to book a room there! Hello Vilieme! Please tell us about your venture “Cloudline Treehouse” and what is so special about it? “Cloudline treehouse” was established in 2017 and founded by a group of like-minded people, all hailing from Khonoma village – …


“Classical Music Has Taught Me To Be Patient, Disciplined, Humble, Gentle” – A Chat With Ungrumso Raman, Western Classical Guitarist From Manipur

Today, we have a special guest with us, Ungrumso Raman – a Grade 8 Western Classical Guitarist from Manipur. He is the winner of the Delhi International Classical Guitar Competition of 2015 and represented India in the 6th Sri Lanka Guitar Festival, 2016. Gifted as he was, he was also lucky to have been born and raised in a family who showed immense support for his musical passion, and has helped him to get to where he is today. In his early 20’s, Ungrumso also started teaching classical and acoustic guitar – a great achievement at a very young age. He has taught at Delhi School of Music, New Delhi and Institute of Music Dynamics, Gurgaon.  We had a chat with the talented Ungrumso Raman to know more about classical music and his journey with it thus far. He also shares how music was a huge part of his family through generations, his sources of inspirations, and more. Hello! Please tell us a little about yourself. My name is Ungrumso Raman (27) from Mapao Zingtun, …


Easy And Healthy Egg Salad Recipe By Kristi Kikon From Nagaland

Today’s Egg salad recipe is contributed by Kristi Kikon from Nagaland. It is an easy and healthy breakfast idea – very simple to prepare containing fresh vegetables and this salad involves no cooking except for boiling the eggs. Let’s find out which ingredients Kristi has used for her version of Egg salad below.. Yummy looking Egg salad with fresh vegetables made by Kristi Kikon from Nagaland. Ingredients : Lettuce (4-5 leaves) Broccoli (250 gm) 2 Tomatoes 1 Onion 3 Eggs Black pepper (1/2 tbsp) Olive Oil (1 tbsp) Steps to prepare the salad : Boil the eggs in a pot for about 3 minutes on medium flame and close it with a lid without removing the eggs from the water. Let it remain for another 3-4 minutes Meanwhile, chop the vegetables according to the size of your choice Remove the eggs from the water, peel them, and cut them into halves Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl and season it with olive oil and black pepper And the healthy and yummy egg salad …


This Pink Orchid Flower “Wuyawon”, Native to Shingcha Village Of Manipur Is Attracting Thousands Of Visitors

“This flower has been blooming since forever but my village being small, approximately 80 households – most of them with no education, and of course no funds, hardly did anything to make this beautiful place a public tourist attraction. Even though I was born and brought up in this village, I have never seen this flower until 2014, because this flower blooms during the month when our summer breaks gets over. It starts blooming at the end of June and lasts till the second week of August but the peak time is July 15th to 25th. It was in March,2014 when my cousin Mayo and I finally came back home for good after 15 years of my stay in Pune. The same year my friends and I went for a drive to have a look at the flowers for the first time and we couldn’t believe what we saw – such beautiful treasure just lying there unexplored! My cousin and I decided on the spot to promote this. We thought this could be our way …


A Writer at Heart and a Waiter by Profession, Wedekhro Naro from Nagaland Has a Candid Chat About His Debut Book, “True Love Keeps Moving”

Writing can be liberating – and empowering. It enables the writer to immortalize feelings and thoughts to go back to on a later day . . . to either reminisce about them or to ruminate over them while looking for answers – or whatever. Writing is also a brave act, where the writer bares his or her deepest thoughts to the world. For our guest today, writing has been all of the above – and more. For Wedekhro Naro from Nagaland, writing has always been a tool he had used to help himself and others around him. And with the release of his book “True Love Keeps Moving”, he was able to achieve a lifelong goal he had – a dream he had nurtured even when he couldn’t write a sentence in English. “A writer at heart and a waiter by profession” – in his own words, Wedekhro wants to tell the world to never give up on our dreams. “If you have a dream, don’t ever give up. It took me twelve years to …


“Our Music Is Inspired By Daily Things That Are Popular With The Young People Around Us” – A Chat With Band Member Kijo Of Indie Band “Flowerpot” From Mizoram

With so many unique talents popping up in the music industry from all corners, we wonder just how much extra effort these artists need to make to stand out and find their audience. On that thought, we came across this very interesting indie band from this corner of North East India – “Flowerpot” from Mizoram. What caught our attention was their interesting pop of flavour in their music and how they were able to connect with an eclectic crowd of young music lovers from all over. They take inspirations from things around them that are topics of discussion among young people, and make brilliant music out of them. “Our music is inspired by random subjects. For instance, our song ‘Instagram’ was inspired by how teens these days are falling in love on social media.” Hmn.Interesting. Let’s find out more! We catch up with band member Kijo to know more about their band, their music, latest projects and more. Hello Kijo! Please introduce us to your band and tell us how did it all start. ‘Flowerpot’ is …


“I Want People To Experience The Beautiful Transformative Power Of A Tattoo” – A Chat With Tattoo Artist, Angel Zimik From Manipur

Tattoos have gone mainstream, and what was once considered a mark of rebellion in the past has become a trend that most people sport as a meaningful symbol. What’s fascinating about tattoo is how something so personal can etched forever (well almost!) as a beautiful piece of art. We had a chat with Angel Zimik, tattoo artist from Manipur. She talks about how it got started and the challenges she faces as she work full time at Devil’z Tattoo studio, New Delhi. Hello! Introduce a little about yourself. Hi! I’m Angel Zimik from Manipur and I’m currently residing in New Delhi. I am a tattoo artist and work full time at Devil’z Tattoo Studio, New Delhi since April 2018. Introduce us to your work and what got you started? According to me, tattoo is a moment of your life frozen on your skin. It’s phenomenal and I love how it stays permanent on the skin. Art on the skin is altogether a different game. Being a tattoo artist is often less compared to a painter …


Recipe Of “Butter-Garlic Prawn” Dish By Irin Kashyap From Assam

If you are a seafood lover, this dish is the one for you. Today, we have butter-garlic prawn dish contributed by Irin Kashyap from Tezpur, Assam. This dish is one of the easiest and fastest recipe made with the least of ingredients. Irin is going to show us how it is done, so let’s find out!  The recipe of Butter-Garlic Prawn dish, contributed by Irin Kashyap from Tezpur, Assam. Ingredients : 250 gms of Prawn 1 whole garlic Coriander Butter Black pepper Salt Preparation of the dish : Mildly heat the pan, add 4-5 tbsp of butter so that enough butter is left to use as a sauce. Always cook in medium flame so that the butter does not burn. Add the chopped garlic, fry for a bit Add the prawns and fry for another 7-9 minutes Add salt to taste Sprinkle black pepper Once done, add the chopped coriander. And the delicious Butter-Garlic Prawn dish is ready to serve hot with a steam bowl of rice or with a chilled beer!