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Meet The Lady Who Makes Crochet Amigurumi Dolls – Nutsulu Rhakho from Nagaland

Nutsulu Rhakho grew up as a child witnessing her mother weave, knit, crochet and engaging in many more handiwork. She picked up this art herself pretty well at a very young age, and made doll clothes and even earned customers by selling them. Nutsulu, right after her graduation, started her own venture that deals in adorable crochet dolls and key-chains, and sells it online on her Instagram account. Let’s read on to find out more! We had a chat with Nutsulu Rhakho from Nagaland to talk about her venture, “Nutsulu’s Collection” that deals mainly with Crochet Dolls and Key holders. Hi! Please tell us a little about yourself. My name is Nutsulu Rhakho from Nagaland and I belong to Chakhesang community. I’m a 22-year-old graduate student from St. Joseph College, Jakhama. I’m currently based in Kohima. Tell us about your venture ‘Nutsulu’s collection’. What’s so special about it? I started it only last year in 2018, right after my graduation. I feel that not just my crochet dolls, but all kinds of handmade products are …

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The Inspiring Journey of Mixpick Enterprise With Rongsenmongla Jamir From Nagaland

“Any opportunity to adorn oneself is human and accessories are an easy way to do it” ~ Marc Jacobs We belong to a generation where technology, like most people say, has exploited the lot of us. In some way, technology and modernization is a bad influence (as the old proverb goes ‘excess of anything is harmful) and yet here we are today proving that statement wrong! Meet Rongsenmongla Jamir, founder of Mixpick Enterprise, an online store selling accessories and crafts. The young girls balance the trends and the traditions in creating their pieces. Read on to know more about them and their venture.  Mixpick Enterprise is an online store started up on: May 2018 Founder – Rongsenmongla Jamir (24) Co-founder – Limakum Jamir (21) We had a chat with Rongsenmongla Jamir, founder of Mixpick Enterprise about the venture and more Hello there, to start things off it would be great if you take us back to how it all started! The groundwork for our venture was laid in 2016, when young talents were given an opportunity …

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In Conversation with the Creative Founders of Fashion Brand ‘House of Psy’

‘House of Psy’ is a fashion brand that was launched in the year 2015. We recently got a chance to have a chat with the founders, and learn more about their venture. House of Psy deals in bags, accessories and art where every product is handcrafted, ensuring quality and detail attention. They have online stores as well as walk-in-stores at several places across the country like – Mumbai, Assam and Nagaland. Let’s read to find out more! We had a chat with the founders of fashion brand, ‘House of Psy” to talk about their venture, the brand concept, its specialty and more! Hello! Please introduce a little about yourself. We are the creators of Psy – designer Anisha Chanda is from Guwahati and Danish, the Head of Production is from Mumbai. We have been busy crafting designs and looking for new inspiration every day since the start of Psy, in early 2015. Tell us more about your venture, “House of Psy” and its specialty. House of Psy is an anti-sweatshop fashion brand. It goes without …

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‘Our Goal is to Make Our Guests Feel at Home in Our Homestay” – a Chat with Daisy Fanai, of ‘The Camellia’ in Mizoram

‘The Camellia’ is a lovely homestay located at Chaltlang in Aizawl, Mizoram. It was launched just recently and we chatted with the manager, Daisy Fanai to get more details about the place. “The Camellia is really a family venture,” said Daisy. The piece of land where it is built was gifted to her mom by the grandfather who was the chief of Chaltlang. It was Daisy’s late grandmother’s favourite flower – the camellia and that’s how the name was formed. Their aim is to welcome every customer with utmost kindness and hospitality. Let’s find out everything about this cozy homestay! We had a chat with Daisy Finai, manager of her family’s Airbnb, ‘The Camellia’ to get more details about the place, it’s specialties, services, etc! Hello! Introduce a little about yourself. Hello! My name is Daisy Fanai and first of all I want to thank you for giving us this opportunity. I’m from Mizoram and currently living here in Aizawl. I did most of my schooling in Calcutta and New Delhi. I studied English Hons …

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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Hand Embroidery Artist, Akali Swu From Nagaland, Talks About Her Venture ‘Li-Mheghi’

Hand embroidery, an ancient art form, is practiced by a handful of artists today. Akali Swu from Nagaland is one of the few artists who continue to work with needle and thread to create beautiful pieces. It all began in 2017 as a hobby and after receiving positive feedback, the orders began to flow in. Hence, “Li-Mheghi” came into form and since then, she has been running this venture single-handedly.  We had a quick chat with Akali Swu, an entrepreneur from Nagaland to talk about her venture, “Li-Mheghi” which deals in DIY seasonal gift items, hand embroidery pieces, etc. Hi Akali, please introduce a little about yourself. Hello! I am Akali Swu, a resident of Kohima, Nagaland and I am an entrepreneur who deals with DIY seasonal gift baskets. I run a small business called, “Li-Mheghi” where I take custom orders to embroider. Li-Mheghi in Sumi dialect means “A girl’s treasure”. What inspired to start your venture, “Li-Mheghi”? I started my venture ‘Li-Mheghi’ in the year 2017. Initially, it was just a hobby where I …

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“For Me Baking Is Not Just Cakes And Cream But It’s The Happiness And Smiles That Keeps Me Excited” – A Chat With Ehok Suchiang, Baker From Meghalaya

They say you have nothing to lose when you dare to be courageous in life. Ehok Suchiang has always dreamt of becoming a baker or chef since her childhood days. Today, she runs her own bakery in her hometown of Jowai in Meghalaya. Ehok is happier than ever as she says she is super happy about where she stands at the moment and also looks forward to opening a cafe in the near future. Let’s find out more about her and her venture. We had a chat with Ehok Suchiang, baker from Jowai, Meghalaya. She talks about her dream of becoming a chef or a baker since she was 11-years-old, turns into reality after she completed her college! Introduce a little about yourself. My name is Ehok Suchiang and I come from a small town called Jowai, a state in Meghalaya. I started my baking journey since December 2018. Tell us about your baking venture, what initially sparked your interest in baking? Being a chef or baker has always been a dream for me. I …

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“I’ve Been Staying In India For The Past 9 Years And It Feels Like My Second Home Now” – A Chat With Minseong Seok From South Korea To Talk About His “Daily Sushi” Restaurant

To travel to a new place and explore a new culture is indeed a fascinating thing to do. But what about actually settling partially and working in a totally new part of the world? Well, today we have a very interesting person who has done just that – and a little bit more – by introducing his own root culture in this new home of his. Meet Minseok Seok from Seoul, South-Korea who has been staying in India for the past nine years across Chennai and Bangalore – and have now opened his own restaurant called “Daily Sushi” in Bengaluru. Besides the delicious spread of authentic Asian food – from sushi, sushi rolls (gimbap), ramen, rice bowls to cold-pressed juice, what’s also interesting is the “Grab-and-Go” concept which aims to bring a casual and instant touch to your sushi dining, which he says is often perceived as too posh, or slow dining. “Customers can just step in and Grab the food and Go (GRAB-N-GO and Enjoy!). Many people think Sushi and most Japanese foods are expensive. …

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From Googling “Career Options for Humanities Students” to Finding His Passion in Shoe Making – Meet Ahmed Dulla, Founder of the Famous Shoe Brand “Dulla” from Nepal

What do you do when you do not have a great academic record – but is willing to work hard to be successful? What are the career options available to you if you are a humanities student? If you are already familiar with these questions, then you will enjoy our chat with today’s guest, Ahmed Dulla – the famous shoe designer of the brand “Dulla Shoes” from Nepal. Ahmed Dulla talks about his journey, his brand and important life lessons he learnt along the way. “During my internship, my boss rejected all my designs saying they were worthless. I was not convinced, so I took the designs out of the dustbin and shared on social media. Within a few minutes, I started getting countless messages and comments from people asking if they were available for purchase and enquired about the price. I began to wonder why would these people show so much interest in a shoe that was thrashed (into the dustbin, literally!) by my boss just a few hours ago. That night I realized …

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“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 …