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“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 …

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Be Ready To Be Blown Away By These Surreal Art Made Of Charcoal And Graphite – Meet Artist Apone Naroh From Nagaland

We are delighted to come across a number of young and talented folks in social media and more than happy to feature them on our blog to talk about their passion, their dreams and inspirations. It encourages us to take a step towards following and achieving our own goals through their inspiring stories. We have another talented person today and her art has a different story to tell. She use charcoal and graphite to depict her amazing artworks. Let’s find out everything about artist, Apone Naroh from Nagaland and her works! We had a chat with Apone Naroh, a very creative artist from Nagaland. She talks about her passion for drawing and painting, how it started and where she draws inspirations from. Hello! Please tell us a little about yourself. Hello, I am Apone Naroh, a Naga artist from Kohima, Nagaland. I have done my Bachelors in Political Science and is currently in Delhi taking diploma course in painting and drawing, NIFA (National Institute of Fine Arts). What got you started and what initially sparked …

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A Chat With Arambam Newton Singh, An Artist And Civil Engineering Student From Manipur | “My Artworks Are Inspired By the Rich Cultural Diversity Of My State”

Embracing cultural diversity often inspires our creative passions and drive innovations. For Newton Singh, a civil engineering student and an aspiring artist from Manipur, the relationship and connection with his roots is the key concept of his art. He loves to portray the distinct cultures and beautiful traditions of his state through his artworks. Here is his inspiring story. We had a chat with Arambam Newton Singh, an artist and civil engineering student from Manipur. He talk to us about how his roots inspired his artworks and his passion for drawing and sketching. Hello! Please introduce a little about yourself. Hi Roots and Leisure! I’m Arambam Newton Singh, 21, from a small town called Nambol which is in Bishnupur District in Manipur. I’m currently pursuing B.tech in Civil Engineering and in my final year now. I’m a big fan of Star Wars so I have a nickname for myself, Newt Skywalker which I use as my username on social media. What initially sparked your interest in the field of art and how did it all start? …

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Meet 17-Year-Old Nancy Lalvenzuali Khawlhring – Student, Singer Songwriter And Rising Star Of Mizoram

She sings, she raps, she plays basketball and she write songs! Presenting to you a very talented, young and dynamic artist Nancy Lalvenzuali Khawlhrong from Aizawl, Mizoram. Growing up with music as a part of her life, this passionate singer is enthralling her fans on social media with her powerful and beautiful voice. Let’s find out more and get to know her better! We had a quick chat with Nancy Lalvenzuali Khawlhring, a rising star from Mizoram to know how she got started, her future aspiration and more. Hello Nancy, please introduce yourself. My full name is Nancy Lalvenzuali Khawlhring, originally from Aizawl, Mizoram and Nancy Kiko is my stage name. I’m the type of person who takes advice from anyone who has music experience in their life and I’m quite sensitive seeing hate comments about me because I tend take things a little too seriously. I’m now in my 10th grade, ready to face the board examination so juggling my studies and music is a little bit hard for me at the moment. Nancy performing on stage …

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“I Revisit My Fond Memories of Exploring Hidden Places Through My Art” Self-Taught Artist Srijana from Darjeeling Takes Us Into Her World of Timeless Destinations

“I picked up art again after a long hiatus – and today I use it a form of meditation.” self-taught artist Srijana from Darjeeling chats with Roots and Leisure about her passion for travel and storytelling – and how she lets us into her world through her many sketches. True to her motive, we can’t help but wander into the quiet charm of the many corners that she showcases through her art. We delve deeper into her world to know more about the person and the artist behind these surreal works of art. Here is her story. R&L chats with artist and storyteller, Srijana who grew up in the misty hills of Darjeeling, West Bengal. She talks about art and travel are her sources of meditation and calm, and she combines these two through her series of sketches and travel tales. Photo: Srijana, an artist and storyteller from Darjeeling, West Bengal. Hi Srijana, so nice to have you here with us! Please introduce yourself to our readers. Hello! My name is Srijana, the self-styled artist and …

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In Conversation With “Red Light Passengers” – A North Eastern Pop Rock Band Based Out Of Delhi

The future belongs to the youths of today – and the leaders of tomorrow are the ones who are doing something within their reach to make a positive impact. In this world of unlimited access, we are empowered in so many ways to be heard and be seen. All we need is a heart filled with passion, and dedicated hard work towards championing our cause and spread the message. We can use art, music, stories, and more to get started.. Today we are talking music – and how it can empower one to champion their cause(s). Music can communicate in powerful ways. It can bring about awareness, enlighten and inspire, and connect like-minded listeners from all over. Today we have a band from North East India, who are doing their bit through their music, to bring about positive change. With the vision to bring hope to the society through their music, “Red Light Passengers” came together as a band eight years ago. This band of 7 musicians from Nagaland and Manipur, they are based out …

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A Chat With The First Ever Folktronica Band Of Nagaland, MET3T | “We Want To Make Our People Feel Special About Our Roots Through Our Music”

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo In this world, we often find inspirations that draw out our talent in so many forms. Music is one of them, and for the band members of MET3T, making music through the inspirations of Naga folk songs and the current EDM genre, they wish to empower the people through their roots. Today, we are happy to introduce to you the band MET3T as they talk to us about how they formed the band and what has inspired them to create their unique genre of music. Let’s find out everything about how the folktronic band, MET3T from Nagaland got together and how they had expanded their genre by infusing EDM and Folk. Hello Guys!! Please introduce yourself. Metet Jamir : I’m the vocalist of our band, MET3T. I have performed at Military Tattoo Festival Edinburgh, Scotland, former Heritage In-house Band. Temjen : The guitarist, former Heritage in-house band guitarist. Akum Aier : The bassist, former bassist of OFF …

“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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“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 …