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Experience The Ultimate Summer Escapade At ‘Weiing – The Lakefront Camp’ In Meghalaya

Are you planning to take an adventure trip this summer? Well, we’ve got the perfect place for you tucked in nature. Weiing – The Lakefront Camp is located at Meghalaya, very close to Mawsynram – the wettest place on Earth. They host a range of adventure camps for all ages, with various activities such as trekking, swimmimg, fishing, etc. We had a chat with Aaron Russell Laloo to know better about the place, the services and how it all started.  Weiing opened in June 2018 with 3 cottage tents and a campsite that can accommodate a group of 30 people. The idea for starting Weiing came about after the Secretary of the local village cooperative society, Mr. Iasohlang Malngiang and the proprietor of Campfire Trails – Travel & Adventure, Mr. Aaron Laloo met coincidentally and discussed the possibilities and viability of such a venture. Hence, Campfire Trails – Travel & Adventure partnered with The Phlangmawsyrpat Integrated Village Cooperative Society to develop the area locally known as ‘Weiing’ into a destination for eco-rural tourism with a …

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A Chat With Yaoza From Manipur About His Travel Adventures

Every travel enthusiast that we meet inspires us to explore, take chances and get out of our comfort zone. Today, we have one such traveller, Yaoza from Manipur, who believes that there is no better teacher than experience, more so travel experience. For him, travel not only allows you to see beauty but also helps you become a better and more aware person. He has been living and working in Mumbai for over a decade and his work is taking him to places, yet he still backpacks and wanders to new destinations on his own. Scroll down to know more about his adventures and find out the places he has been to.  We had a chat with Yaoza from Manipur to talk about his travel experience to various places, his favorite destinations and to get some travel tips from him! Hi! Please introduce yourself. Hello! I’m Yaoza, originally from the northeastern part of India, a Tangkhul (tribe) from Manipur state. Now, I have been away from home for more than 15 years and currently settled …

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Recipe of Healthy Ramen Noodles With Meat And Vegetables by Ksh Donny From Manipur

Saturday has arrived and we are excited to present our lovely readers another amazing food recipe once again! Today, we have a healthy and delicious Ramen noodles from one of our favourite recipe contributors, Ksh Donny from Manipur. She’s prepared the noodles on her own and added meat along with a variety of vegetables! Check out the step by step process of how she has prepared and presented the attractive looking and yummy Ramen noodles! Recipe of a Healthy Ramen Noodles with meat and vegetables by Ksh Donny from Manipur Step 1 : Ingredients to prepare Cabbage dumplings: 1 cup of minced chicken (or any meat) Garlic (2 tbsp) Ginger (2 tbsp) Chives/spring onion (1 cup) Grated carrot (1 cup) Salt and pepper to taste Cabbage (1) Preparations : Mix all ingredients and set aside. Steam/boil one full cabbage for 10 to 15 minutes to make it soft and foldable. Remove the leaf layer by layer. Place one tablespoon of mixed meat and fold it. Tie it with spring onion and steam for 15 to …

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A Chat With Theiyaphi Mahongnao, Nail Artist From Manipur & Founder of Lincy’s Nail Bar in Hyderabad

All of us have a dream that we want to achieve in life and it is not as easy as we think. It requires hard work, patience and determination to reach our goals. Our dear friend Theiyaphi Mahong has been a nail artist for over the past ten years now, and what once was her dream of having her own nail salon has become a reality just recently. Based in Hyderabad, “Lincy’s nail bar” was launched in March and was inaugurated by the beautiful actress, Ritu Varma. We chatted with Theiyaphi about her work and her passion. Scroll down to read!  We had a chat with Theiyaphi Mahongnao, nail artist from Manipur to talk about her recently launched nail salon ‘Lincy’s Nail Bar’ in Hyderabad Hi Theiyaphi, good to have you here with us. Please tell us a little about yourself. Hello everyone! My name is Theiyaphi Mahongnao aka Lincy and I belong to Tangkhul tribe in Manipur, but I’m currently based in Hyderabad. I’m a nail artist by profession and the owner of Lincy’s …

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#FACES | The Story Of The Village ‘Dha’ In Ladakh – With Pravin Tamang

These photos were taken during the winter months of my visit to a village named ‘Dha’ in Ladakh. It’s a village where the real descendants of Aryans migrated and settled. It’s said that people believed there were three Aryan brothers – Galo, Melo and Dulo – who came to Ladakh and while wandering in search of a new pasture land, a grain which had got stuck in the shoes of one of them, fell to the ground here and multiplied into food crops. So, they stayed back on this land and their descendants came to be known as Brokpas. The local woman in the image is dressed in their traditional attire that comprises of animal hides and the headgear she is wearing is totally made out of flowers. I shoot winter months or cold places in India and mostly travel during the cold months to experience the life around these places and meet people. I stay with them in their homes and know them more deeply than just take a picture and move on. These …

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Being Trendy In Casual Wear – With Lichebeni and Temjenlong From Nagaland

We have all heard the golden advice – comfort is a priority in fashion, but it becomes a little hard to follow it when you want to pick out chic outfits for everyday. To help you with that, we have Lichebeni and Temjenlong who believe in styling basics to make it look more trendy. According to them, in order to be trendy and fashionable, you need not glam all of the time, but just being yourself and wearing your most comfy clothes is a trend in itself. Lichebeni Yanthan finds joy in dressing with different styles. Her optimistic outlook on life can be seen in her sense of style as well. Temjenlong Jamir defines himself as just a regular guy who loves sports and music, and loves being stylish and comfortable. For Liche, sneakers are her basic and comfort is a priority, and we couldn’t agree more with this! In her words, “I think casual defines who I am. I am usually a fun-loving person who loves her sneakers. I like to experiment with different …

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A Chat With Rinreichon Angkang, Student And Author From Manipur To Talk ABout Her Recently Launched Debut Book, “Blue Is Not One Of Her Favorite Colors”

Writing sets you free, it connects you with nature, brings you back to reality but also gives you the freedom to dream. Today, we have Rinreichon Angkang, student and a passionate writer from Manipur. She recently launched her debut book ‘Blue is not one of her favorite colors’, which is a collection of short fictional stories and poems. She started out writing her thoughts and reading quotes daily at “Your quote” app, which inspired her to write her own book. Find out what the book talks about and what inspired her to write! We had a quick chat with Rinreichon Angkang from Manipur to talk about her debut book ‘Blue is not one of her favorite colors’ Hi Rinrei, please tell us a little about yourself. Hello, I’m Rinreichon Angkang, 20-years-old from Ukhrul, Manipur but I’m currently based in Shillong, Meghalaya pursuing my B.A final year in St. Mary’s college. Tell us about your book ‘Blue is not one of her favorite colors’. And when was it launched? ‘Blue is not one of her favorite …

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Meet Bambi Kevichusa From Nagaland, The Renowned Fashion Designer Behind ‘Bambi K Bridal’

They say creativity is only half the battle, the rest is hard work. And today, we have someone who proves this right – someone whose creative ideas take shape only with her relentless hard work. Meet Bambi Kevichusa, fashion designer from Nagaland, who runs her bridal couture label Bambi K Bridal and a concept store called Windfall. She says, “There is no substitute for hard work” and we can clearly see that as she juggles between two stores and is also planning on launching another one. Crediting her Naga roots for her success, she says, ‘I believe that the inherent traits of a Naga, are doing your job quietly, staying humble and working with integrity and fairly, and these are some of the things that I try to live by.’ Read on to know more about her and from where she draws her inspirations. We had a chat with Bambi Kevichusa, fashion designer from Nagaland to know better about her work, how have her roots influenced her working style and more! Hi, there! Good to …

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Recipe Of ‘Smoked Pork Belly’ By Chon Jamang From Manipur

We are excited as weekend arrived and once again it’s time to learn about yet another amazing food recipe! Today we have a dish, “Smoked Pork Belly”, contributed by Chon Jamang. She adds, “What is a Naga home without a pork dish! We love our pork and I, for one, love it more so when it’s smoked. The aged and smoked smell instantly brings you back home, wherever you may be.” Here in this dish, Chon has used few ingredients and prepared it in a simple method but the taste is to die for! Let’s find out everything below: “Smoked Pork Belly” dish contributed by Chon Jamang Ingredients: Smoked pork belly (cut in cubes) – 500gm Ginger and garlic paste (2-3 tbsp) Hao kasathei (local chili powder) – 50gm (more or less to your liking) Tomato (1) Oil Water (500ml) Salt to taste Preparation of the dish: Heat oil, just enough to saute the ginger garlic paste. Leave a smaller portion of the ginger garlic paste for later. Add smoked pork belly and cook in …

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In Conversation With Meyinungsang Longkumer, A Singer-Songwriter From Nagaland

The music scene in Nagaland has totally gone up a notch to deliver a tough competition to the rest of the world. Talk about raw talents, trained professionals, creative as well as hardworking musicians – we’ve got it all. Today, we have one such talented musician, Meyinungsang Longkumer from Nagaland, who is as great a singer as he is a song-writer. Read on to know more! In depth chat with Meyinungsang Longkumer to talk about his journey with music, his new song release, future plans and more! Hello there, please give us a little introduction about you. Hello, I am Meyinungsang Longkumer, I prefer to go by Meyu, which is also my stage name. But don’t be mistaken I love my real name; it means ‘Thousand Praises’. I am from Mokokchung, Nagaland and I currently live in New Delhi. Tell us what got you into music? Like most musicians from Nagaland, my first tryst with any kind of music was in the church. I think it is a good platform to start for any budding …