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Summer Style Inspiration With Sungjem And Holoti From Nagaland

If you have not updated your wardrobe yet, it’s the perfect time to start putting away the heavy, drab winter clothes and dress up yourself in light and bright colours, this summer. Here are some summer fashion ideas for you. Today, we have Holoti Yetho, a 14-year-old girl from Maple Tree who loves dressing up and taking inspiration from her k-pop idols; and Sungjemlila Longkumer who loves to make a fashion statement everyday! Holoti Yetho from Maple Tree School, Dimapur about her summer go-to clothing and more! Also a chat with Sungjemlila Longkumer about her love for dressing up during summer! Summer is here, and we are sure you are ready for the season. How well have you prepared for it? Summer, a season that can make us feel all sweaty leading to dehydration. This summer, both Holo and Sungjem are making sure to keep themselves super hydrated and not forgetting their sun blocks. They are both hyped for this season in their comfortable yet chic outfits. Can you share some of your favourite summer …

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‘I Want My Art To Help People Appreciate The Beauty In The Smallest Things In Life’, A Chat With Thokchom Sony, Artist From Manipur

Thokchom Sony is a passionate artist from Manipur, who has done his bachelor’s in fine arts from Jamia Millia Islamia, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Animation and VFX from AJKMCRC, Jamia. He started out as a freelance artist during his college days by illustrating children books, academic books and graphic novels. Ever since he has been living his dreams, painting his thoughts and holding an art exhibition at the capital. Sony is inspired by ethnicity, cultural diversity and mother nature. One could see in every artwork of Sony’s, there is a story to tell. Let’s find out everything about him and his work!   We had a chat with Thokchom Sony, artist from Manipur to talk about his work, his inspiration, his latest project and more! Hello Sony! Please introduce a little about yourself. My name is Thokchom Sony, originally from Imphal, Manipur, but currently living in New Delhi. I still carry the curiosity and imaginations of my childhood mind deep within my heart. I love exploring different cultures, meeting people from all around …

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Meet 26-Year-Old Sushmita Rao, a Doodler and a Comic Artist from Mumbai

Today, we have an artist Sushmita Rao, 26-year-old from Mumbai who doodles whenever she gets free time or off from work. Her illustrations are mostly based on her everyday life and experiences – which is what makes it relatable and fun for even her audience. For Sushmita, art plays an important role in cheering her up and motivating her when she’s having a rough day. Currently, she juggles between her full-time job and her art, and makes sure that her followers get a cheery artwork from her everyday!  We had a chat with Sushmita Rao, a doodler and a comic artist from Mumbai. She talks about her art, how she hopes to make people happy through her it and more! Hello! Introduce a little about yourself. Hi, my name is Sushmita Rao, 26 years of age and I’m from Mumbai, India. You can call me a doodler or a comic artist, as I make comics based on my everyday life experiences. What got you started as a doodler and a comic artist? My life itself is a …

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“I Innovate and Make Art with Utility” – a Chat with Kajal Vora, Mixed Media Artist Based in Mumbai

It’s rare to chance upon products that are as great an art piece as they are useful. Meet Kajal Vora, a mixed media artist based in Mumbai, who makes products that can be used in day-to-day life and also grace your home as decor pieces. She is an architecture, a mother and an entrepreneur. Having been gifted with a wonderful talent, she uses it to show the world her unique creations and makes art a utility!  “While all the experimentation to achieve unique textures and individuality in the projects that I have worked on, I have put in a lot of energy, time and money. Few things worked out and a lot of them did not. The point is to never give up,” says Kajal. From wall art to platters, trays, multipurpose boards, frames, etc – her work is fascinating.  We had a quick chat with Kajal Vora, an artist based in Mumbai to talk about her work, how it got started and more! Hello! Introduce a little about yourself. Hi! My name is Kajal …

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Imlijungshi, a Self-Taught Artist from Nagaland, Finds Freedom in Art

Imlijungshi is a self-taught artist from Dimapur, Nagaland. He experiments with various mediums, from sketching to digital tools to illustrate Nagaland’s ethnic culture and community. Inspired by anime, his work reflects his inner passion for his homeland and his art. He recently bagged a job offer to be an illustrator for a game and wishes to continue sketching and painting with the same passion in future. Read on to know more about him.  We interviewed with Imlijungshi, a self-taught artist from Nagaland to get some insight about his work, his inspiration and his future plans! Hello! Introduce a little about yourself. Hello! My name is Imlijungshi, from Dimapur. Nagaland. I’m currently in my BA final year and after that, I plan on spending my time and life doing art. Tell us about your work, what got you started? My works are mostly experimental as a self-taught artist but I mainly focus towards our Nagaland’s ethnic cultures and community. And I plan on improving my skills to show the full potential of Nagaland’s cultural aesthetic values …

Zosangliani and Elizabeth Darngawn From Mizoram Talk About Their Apparel and Accessory Venture, “Studio Ngotè”

Meeting someone who shares mutual interests and common passion is a gift! It is a great opportunity to nurture connection and even work together in the long run. Today, we have two friends Zosangliani and Elizabeth Darngawn, founders of “Ngotè” from Mizoram. Both share a common interests in fashion and designing and a strong connection of their Mizo roots. Their venture ‘Ngotè’ is an ode to their homeland and is  step towards making Mizo’s art reach masses!  “Ngotè is a studio-based apparel and accessories brand. With sustainability as our chief focus, we aim to reinterpret the hand-loom and handicraft sector in Mizoram. We do this by promoting cultural and artistic expression among Mizo youth and traditional skills of workers in the industry.” Read on to get to know better about Zosangliani and Elizabeth Darngawn and their work! We had a chat with Zosangliani and Elizabeth Darngawn from Mizoram about their venture, “Studio Ngotè”, how it started and how their roots have played a vital role in it. Hello! Introduce a little about yourself We, the …

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“I Want To Give People Hope Through My Photographs”, A Chat with Photographer R K Vanlaldinpuia From Mizoram

It’s rare but all the more fulfilling when our hobbies turn into passion. Meet R.K. Vanlaldinpuia, a radiographer by profession, whose love for art and capturing moments led him to take on the camera and pursue photography. He used his hobby and passion as a tool to fight his depression. After going through all the hardships, he learnt to face the world with positivity and wishes people to see hope through his photographs. Read on to get to know him better! We had a chat with R.K Vanlaldinpuia, a passionate photographer from Aizawl, Mizoram. He talks about his inspirations, how he finds time for his hobby while working full-time as a radiographer. Hello, RK! Please share a little about yourself with our readers. My name is R.K. Vanlaldinpuia and my friends call me Rk or Puia, whichever one you prefer. I’m 26-years-young and right now I’m in Chawngte, Kamalanagar; if you search for the name in Google map you’ll find that it’s on the western border of Mizoram, closer to Bangladesh than Aizawl. I have …

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Suit Up With Formal-Wear Lovers Chubasenla and Kikruneinuo From Nagaland

There’s something about a great power-suit or a chic dress that add the perfect amount of chic, confidence and character to the one wearing it. For long, formal wear was worn only on special occasions but now, they can be styled up or down, worn casually or for bigger events as well. Our featured guests today, Chubasenla Jamir and Kikruneinuo from Nagaland make formal-wear the hero of their wardrobe, styling them from various occasions and event, and combining them with street wear for the uber-chic look.  “Whatever we wear, if we wear it with confidence, it’s fashion. If I am not confident or happy with my look or my outfits, I’m never going to feel as fashionable as possible. Wearing clothes that play up our best style strengths will always look trendy no matter what is trending,” says Chubasenla. Get to know why formals are becoming girl’s best friend! Chubasenla Jamir – wearing a monchrome outfit with a blush pink top and midi skirt, paired with a black sling and studded heels. Kikruneinuo – Pairing …

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A Chat With Shirali — A Miniaturist From Ahmedabad

They say, the road to finding your passion is long but rewarding. Such is the story of Shirali, who stumbled upon an art form while she was pursuing fashion, which  we became her calling! A bio-chemist-turned-fashion designer, Shiralis discovered her passion for sculpting miniatures in 2011. Since then, she hasn’t turned back and continues to create marvelous miniatures.  “My goal as an artist is to create top 20 miniature staple food of every state and create a food trail across the country. I have started working on this project, and to my amazement, I found so many overlapping similarities in local cuisines from one state to another. Same food, similar recipes and yet different names!” Shirali talks about her work, what influenced her to take this up and the challenges she faces while running her venture. Read on!  We had a chat with Shirali, miniaturist from Ahmedabad about her venture, “Small Idea”, which is about sculpting miniatures such as food, bag charms and so much more! Hello, introduce a little about yourself. Hi I’m Shirali, …

Get Your Dose Of Fashion Inspiration From Tiapong Tzudir, A Fashion Enthusiast From Nagaland

Some days in the past, it was largely the job of a handful of glossy print magazines to decide the taste in fashion. Today however, the times have changed and now the style influencers have dispersed into innumerable blogs, Instagram posts and other platforms – all of them grabbing the attention of the people. Today, we have Tiapong Tzudir from Nagaland, a fashion enthusiast with a YouTube channel of his own, sharing his little adventure with fashion! A chat with Tiapong Tzudir, student and fashion enthusiast from Nagaland. He talks about how his interest in fashion started, his inspirations and some of his favorite trends for Spring’19! For a starter, tell us a little about yourself. I’m Tiapong Tzudir, my social media handle is – The Yatra Kid. I go to college. I love creating contents for my YouTube. And I cannot lie that I love to dress up. As you have mentioned, you run a YouTube channel, and you are a student. With so much happening for you, how do you manage time? I …