All posts filed under: MANIPUR

rootsandleisure_yaoza

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 …

rootsandleisure_ramennoodles

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 …

rootsandleisure_theiyaphimahong

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 …

rootsandleisure_rinreichonangkang

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 …

rootsandleisure_smokedpork

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 …

rootsandleisure_wungyophyashipo

A Chat With Wungyophy A Shipo, Cabin Crew At Etihad Airways, About Her Travel Experience Across The World

Some people travel to seek adventures and some travel to discover new cultures, to find themselves. Every traveler has a different story to tell and today, we have Wungyophy, who shares her globetrotting adventures with us. She hails from Manipur and currently lives in Abu Dhabi working as a cabin crew at the Etihad Airways. Wungyophy said her work has given the greatest opportunity to explore the world and she is more than grateful for it. She lives every moment of her days following her dreams! Let’s find out more about her and her travel diaries. We had a chat with Wungyophy A Shipo, from Manipur to share about her travel experiences and more! Hello! Please introduce a little about yourself. Hello! I’m Wungyophy A Shipo aka Nanao Shipo from Ukhrul, Manipur. I am 31-years-old and currently living in Abu Dhabi, working as a cabin crew for Etihad Airways. “Waking up everyday being grateful that you can still dream higher and follow your heart” defines me. What does travelling mean to you and what inspired …

rootsandleisure_chicken_stickyrice

#RECIPE | ‘Pan Fried Chicken Thigh With Purple Rice’ – By Thanyo Lungleng From Manipur

Weekend’s here and it’s time for amazing food recipe once again! We are happy to have generous contributors to share their homemade delicacies with us every Saturday. Today, we present to you a special dish, ‘Pan fried chicken thigh served with purple rice’ – by Thanyo Lungleng, passionate cook and home baker from Manipur. She said her dish is inspired by famous Japanese Tori Katsu. Let’s find out! Thanyo’s dish ‘Pan fried Chicken thigh served with purple sticky rice’ inspired by Japanese Tori Katsu. Ingredients : Boneless chicken thigh (2 pieces) Sticky rice (2 cups) Butter (2 tbsp) Ginger and Garlic paste (2 tbsp) Red dried chilli (4) Coriander (1 gm) Salt to taste Directions to cook : STEP 1 : First marinate the boneless chicken thigh in salt, 1 tbsp paste of ginger and garlic overnight. Pan fry it in butter for about 20-30 mins on medium low heat (flip after every 5-10 mins) STEP 2 : For the sauce, add 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan then add the ginger and garlic …

rootsandleisure_sonythokchom

‘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 …

rootsandleisure_vimimragui_rihavillage

A Trip to Riha Village, Manipur with Vimim and Her Friends

“These photographs are taken in Riha Village, which lies in the Ukhrul District of Manipur. The village is only an hour long drive from Imphal. My friends and I hadn’t met for about a year and decided it was time to hang out. So, we drove down to this picturesque location to chill and catch up! It was simply the most beautiful day with a pleasant weather. The pine trees on the way to Riha was a beautiful sight and even more beautiful scenery unrolled as we reached the village. The breeze and the breathtaking backdrop of the mountains around the village served a perfect place for some amazing pictures. The cherry on the pie was the gorgeous sunset we witnessed. Definitely a memorable day” ~ Vimim Ragui from Manipur Vimim Ragui and the beautiful sunset behind her at Riha Village, Manipur

rootsandleisure_recipe_tuscansalmon

Recipe of ‘Creamy Tuscan Salmon With Spinach’ by Raman Okram from Manipur

Every Saturday is a delight for us as we get to share some of the most amazing recipes, contributed by our followers. We’re dedicating this Saturday to this deliciously easy recipe contributed by Raman Okram –  Creamy Salmon With Spinach. Raman hails from Manipur and has shared recipes with us before as well.  Recipe of ‘Creamy Tuscan Salmon with Spinach’ dish, contributed by Raman Okram from Manipur Ingredients: 1 Salmon fillet (seasoned with salt and pepper) Vegetable oil ( 1 tbsp ) Butter ( 1 tbsp ) Garlic ( 2-3 cloves ) Cherry tomatoes Bunch of spinach Salt and pepper to taste Cream ( 1/4 cup) Parmesan Herbs ( basil/rosemary/thyme ) Lime juice ( 1 tbsp ) Preparations of the dish : Heat the pan and add the vegetable oil Sear the salmon for about 3-4 minutes on all sides and set it aside Add butter, garlic, cherry tomatoes, spinach and stir fry Add the salt and pepper to taste, then pour the cream over it and shred the Parmesan cheese on top (keep stirring) …