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“I Honestly Feel That Anything Close To Me Inspires Me To Draw, You Don’t Have To Look Far” – Keneisenuo, A Visual Artist From Nagaland Talks To R&L About Her Work And Inspirations.

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it” – Ansel Adams It’s not everyday that you come across someone who takes in every minute detail of the world. But we’ve met Keneisenuo, who views the small things in life we tend to ignore and create something beautiful through her lovely art. And for us to feature someone inspiring in our blog always makes us happy. Take a look as Kenei talks about her work and what inspires her to create such lovely artwork. We had a chat with the very creative artist and illustrator Keneisenuo from Kohima, Nagaland. She talks about spending all her free time drawing and how the rough experiences she went through inspired her to deliver better works. Hello Kenei! Tell us a little about yourself. Hi! I’m Keneisenuo but I’m better known as, Kenei. I am from Kohima, Nagaland and I’m currently working as a Visual artist for a company called Vebbler based out of Bangalore, India. Whenever I get free time, I draw anything that inspires me and also try …

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“I Want to Put North East India on The Global Fashion Map” – Fashion Designer Reena Ahanthem from Manipur Talks About Her Fashion Aspirations and Next Moves

Fashion and North East India found each other as though they were always meant to be. Folks from this region and their aesthetics have pretty much guided the fashion direction of the country. With colorful cultures and customs that foster the revival of trends from the past – that are constantly being recycled by the young trendsetters to ensure that design influences from this region stay in vogue for a long long time – and into the future. Fashion designer Reena Ahanthem from Manipur is an exemplary figure whose own style and work seek to revive and reinvent traditional wear from North East India – and manages to put keep them fashionable even in modern times. Born with a natural taste for fashion, she decides to pursue her passion by joining a fashion school, and later teaming up with a friend to start their fashion label “Deepankshi and Reena.” After running the label for almost a decade and dressing many celebrities with their creations, Reena is nor ready to move forward with her own individual …

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Meet Kezhongol Peter Viswentso – A Digital Artist From Nagaland, Who Creates An Awesome Work Inspired By His Naga Roots

“It is important to express oneself… Provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience.” – Berthe Morisot We are always happy to feature young, talented people in our blog, and writing their stories always inpires us. Today, we found someone very hard working and passionate about achieving his dreams, meet Kezhongol who wishes to inspire people through his artworks by creating stories which could literally bring imagination to life. His creative work  also reminds us about the rich culture and beautiful tradition of the Naga society. We had a chat with the very skillful traditional and digital artist Kezhongol Peter Viswentso from Nagaland. He talks about how art has been a part of him since his childhood days and he has no regrets over pursuing Animation as he grew up. Hello there, introduce a little bit about yourself. Hello R&L! My name is Kezhongol Viswentso (also goes with Peter), age 25 and currently staying in Bangalore, India. Originally, I am from Jakhama – Kohima, Nagaland – where I finished my schooling and …

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“We Hope People Take Away Imagery of Emotions, Peace of Mind and Hope Through Our Music” – A Chat With Indie Artist Subhadra Kamath of ‘The Yellow Bucket’ from Delhi

Another musical gem from Delhi chats with R&L to take us into the widely spreading world of the indie music scene in the country. Today we have Subhadra Kamath, a singer-songwriter, bassist and main vocalist of “The Yellow Bucket” from Delhi. She has been singing from a very young age and grew up surrounded by music lovers. She credits her very supportive family, who has given her space and the confidence to pursue her passion for music. She is also a theatre artist and a music teacher “I also teach music and am deeply interested in learning how to use the arts as a means for self-expression and healing.” Let’s get to know the very fascinating musician and artist Subhadra and her various interests over a quick chat! We chat with the very talented musician Subhadra Kamath as she shares about her indie band “The Yellow Bucket” – an electro-acoustic band from Delhi. Read on to know more about her, the band and their music. Hi Subhadra, so nice to have you with us today! Please introduce …

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New Year’s Eve Outfit Inspirations for Women by Lungzeu from Nagaland – Curator of NagasStreetStyle

No matter how and where you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve, we recommend making an effort to feel your best whilst you start the countdown to the New Year. That being said, looking your best can add a huge boost to your feel-good factor 🙂 So in continuation to our NYE lookbook series by our local fashion folks, here’s one for the ladies too! {Check out our Men’s NYE Lookbook by Karan Chetri} As we gather together – with family, friends and our thoughts, here’s a little chit-chat with Lungzeu – our friendly fashion curator of ‘NagasStreetStyle’ (on Instagram) to bring us three of her top looks for New Year’s Eve.  Lungzeu Lungalang Longchar from Nagaland shares her top 3 looks for the New Year’s Eve. Find out what she thinks are great outfit rules to follow for the last day of the year 🙂 Here she is wearing her stable favorites for the cold winter season – comprising of a light trench coat, denim, and an H&M woolen scarf “Like everyone here in Nagaland, I’ve always …

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Our Favorite Men’s Fashion Blogger from Nagaland – Karan Chetri of “The Thrift Ensemble” Shares Outfit Inspirations for New Year’s Eve Party

2018 is almost winding up, and we’ve had a fantastic and memorable year! We hope you guys had a great year too. Having said that, the current mood for most of us is that of finding the best ways to spend the last few hours of the year – with some hoping to spend in solitude – in reflection and charting out the plan for 2019, and some busy planning a get-together party for friends and family, while some folks be excited about welcoming the new year over some celebratory party, or any of the many plans – according to one’s taste. Everything and anything goes . . . let’s just hope we are in the best of shape to say goodbye to 2018 – and welcome the new year! Today’s post is for all the Men who plan to go out on NYE. Our trusted member for Men’s Fashion – Karan Chetri from Nagaland, who runs an Instagram fashion blog called “The Thrift Ensemble” is here to share some great outfit ideas for Men – for …

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Artist and Entrepreneur Gitana Singh From New Delhi Chats About Her Venture “Cocoa Bark Series” Which Offers Unique Personalized Homemade Chocolates

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”  ― Linda Grayson Baking and chocolate go hand in hand. For Gitana Singh from Delhi, baking has always been her therapy and a souce of relaxation. A generous soul, Gitana loves gifting the goodies she makes, to friends and family, all the while experimenting with new flavours and toppings. This gave her the idea to start her handmade chocolate venture called “Cocoa Bark Series” last summer. With a wide variety of experimental combinations to choose from, Gitana makes a wide variety of customized chocolates – exactly the way her customers want it. So let’s get to know this multi-talented chocolatier a little bit more. Today, we chat with Gitana Singh, a young musician, foodie and entrepreneur from Delhi. She talks about her handmade chocolate venture, “Cocoa Bark Series” and her journey as a stage artist. Read on to find out more about this lovely soul. Hey Gitana! Thank you for speaking with us. Tell our readers a little about yourself. My name is Gitana Singh. I …

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Lipok Esther – An Artist and Entrepreneur from Nagaland Talks About Her Passion Venture “Fire And Earth Ceramics”

Pottery has been a craft ever since our ancestral times. It is said that people in East Asia started making pottery as early as 14000 BC before they even started farming. From being a necessary craft within a household, pottery today has evolved to an art form – with many artists experimenting with various materials and techniques to keep this craft relevant even in modern times.  Today, we chat with a talented ceramic artist, Lipok Esther from Nagaland to talk about her venture ‘Fire and Earth Ceramics’ which has caught the attention of many with her creative range of beautifuly crafted pots, cups, plates and more. R&L chats with ceramic artist Lipok Esther from Nagaland to know more about her venture  ‘Fire and Earth Ceramics’ – a passion pursuit she started with a keen interest to preserve the traditional practice of her Naga traditions and customs. Hi Lipok! Tell our readers a little about yourself. My name is Lipok Esther and I am from Dimapur, Nagaland. I have done my post graduation in English Literature and …

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The “Hornbill International Music Festival”, 2018 Kickstarts in Dimapur, Nagaland.

The much-awaited Hornbill International Music Festival has officially kicked off on the 1st of December at Agri Expo site, 4th mile Dimapur, Nagaland. The music festival will carry on till 10th while the Rock Contest will start from 5th to 8th of December. Four bands from Nagaland and 20 visiting bands have been selected through the audition for the Rock Contest, 2018. The ten-day long music festival will altogether have 24 bands which include 5 bands from Nagaland.  The opening day witnessed 5 renowned bands from Nagaland, namely – Cosmic Impact, Annie’s OK, Avancer, Papersky and Lords of Rock, and saw about a good number of enthusiatic crowd as well. The second day titled “Praise Sunday” saw a number of soulful performances by various Christian artists such as  Tali Angh, Beyond Sunday, Jack Pucho & the Warehouse Worship and Power Faith. Apart from the concert, 32 stalls were also set up to satisfy the hungry tummy of the people that attended the show on day 1. Below is a lineup of all the amazing artists who …

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Everything You Need to Know About The Hornbill Festival, Nagaland 2018 | How To Get There, Where To Stay, What to Expect and More!

It’s that time of the year once again! With this year’s edition of the much loved Hornbill Festival just around the corner, we are here today to relieve your worries and tensions by guiding you with all the information you need to know about the venue, transport facilities and homestays, etc. Read on to find out everything and more about this annual extravaganza – happening from Dec 1-10 in Nagaland, in the North East of India. The Hornbill Festival is celebrated annually from the 1st to 10th of December in Nagaland. Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, it is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 10 km from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. About Hornbill Festival, Nagaland Hornbill Festival is named after the great Indian hornbill – a large and colorful forest bird which is displayed in the folklore of most of the northeastern state’s tribes. The festival was started to encourage inter-tribal interaction of the many states of the region. It also aims to revive and protect the …