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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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Our Local Friend from Nagaland Picks Her Top “Momo and Chow” Restaurants in Dimapur

Dimapur is growing with a myriad of interesting food hubs in every nook and corner possible. From offering great ambiance or delicious food, every restaurant is experimenting and taking their services up a notch. And one thing that you’ll find in almost every restaurant are the ever classic momo, chows or soup chows. Trust us, when we say – Dimapurians, love a plate of momo and chows!  Today, let’s have a look at some of the restaurants serving the ever loved and favorite momo and chows! Naga Bowl Express: This restaurant, located in Supermarket, opposite to Indian Post Office is an awesome choice. Set-up in simple Naga style, you get to taste some food fusion too here.  Soup chow with variety of vegetables at Naga Bowl Express Momo and soup at Naga Bowl Express The Lunchroom: The Lunchroom in Landmark Colony, opposite West police station, bring you unforgettably good momos. Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself! The Lunchroom’s special soup chow Aura Cakery and Cafe: Aura Cakery and Cafe at Walford Junction with …

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A Candid Chat With Mmhonlumo Kikon About The Story Behind “The Penmi Poems” Which He Penned Down In Memory Of His Late Wife

Writing has been proven to be therapeutic for many. Today, we have a dear friend with us, Mmhonlumo Kikon to talk about his book, “The Penmi Poems: A Requiem”, written in memory and for his late wife, Penmi Phazang Kikon. It talks about Penmi, the ever loving, kind-hearted mother of two! The collection of Poems also talks about her love for art which she dreamt of sharing with the world. But unfortunately, she passed away before she could fulfill her dreams. Let’s read on to find out more! We had a chat with Mmhonlumo Kikon, author of the book “The Penmi Poems: A Requiem” – a collection of poems that he has written for his late wife, Penmi Phazang Kikon. This book ‘The Penmi Poems: A Requiem’ is dedicated to your late wife. What was that one thing that really pushed you to write this book? I was at the crossroads of grief and duty; grief-stricken at the loss of my best friend, my love and my life, and duty bound to take care of the …

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 …

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“Music Defines Who I Am Today”, Asenle Kepen, Pianist From Nagaland

Music has the power to trigger a range of emotions. For some, music in itself is healing and for others, it brings them closer to become a better person in life. We have a Pianist – Asenle Kepen from Nagaland – with us today.  She started at the age of 15 when her parents bought her first piano! She finished her 8th grade in piano in the year 2014. And presently, works as a full time Piano tutor in Hope centre for excellence, Dimapur and Musika- Alobo Naga School of music, Dimapur. Read on to know more about her! We had a chat with Asenle Kepen, pianist from Nagaland. She talks when she began playing the piano, her inspiration and much mre. Hello Asenle! Please tell us a little about yourself. Hi! My name is Asenle kepen from Dimapur Nagaland. I’m a pianist by profession, teaching music, and also still learning and pursuing further training. I also help my church as a part-time church pianist, help the youth and Sunday school choir. Music has always …

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Take a Trip to One of the Cleanest Villages in Nagaland – Mopungchuket

Hello Fam! Looks like we’ve just discovered the perfect place for you to wind down this weekend. We’re talking about Mopungchuket, an Ao village, 13 kilometer drive from Mokokchung. Trust us, spring is a good time to travel to Nagaland before it gets too muggy over the summer. This place is perfect when you just want to soak in a little bit of nature and pleasant sunshine! So, what is this whimsical village all about? Find out below: This village is said to be the cleanest village among the Ao villages, in fact in the entire Nagaland. It is known for its clean living, picturesque landscape and the warmth of the local people. Folks! Grab your bags already. While you’re here, don’t forget to learn about the legendary romantic story of Jina and Etiben! What can you expect when here? Expect a lot of delectable local cuisines, happy kids strutting around, abundance of seasonal flowers in almost every household, and of course, the village attractions such as the pillar/ village tower, cultural museums, historical artifacts, …

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“I Write Songs to Teach, Talk, Remind And Reprimand Myself” – A Chat With Chijanbemo Richard, Aspiring Singer-Songwriter From Nagaland

Among the many reasons that the North-east region is famous for, music certainly tops the list. In a place where music is integrated into people’s everyday lives, it doesn’t come as a surprise that most artists here pick up music early on in their childhood – for some, it blossoms into a passion or even a profession. One such fantastic musician is Chijanbemo Richard – an aspiring singer-songwriter from Nagaland, who was introduced to music by the likes of Bob Dylan and the Beatles. Today, he makes music about love, joy and the beauty of life. “My entire week is mostly occupied with reading books and making music“, says Chijanbemo, as he tells us about his ambitions of becoming a singer-songwriter and a civil servant. Read on to know more.  We had a chat with Chijanbemo Richard, an aspiring singer-songwriter from Nagaland. He talks about music, his inspiration, and his latest original song. Tell us a little about yourself, Richard. Hello! My name is Chijanbemo Richard from Senjum Village, Dimapur Nagaland. I’m a 27 years-old …

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“I Want to Capture Raw Moments of People Who are Truly Living in The Moment”- Language Student Kekhriezalie from Nagaland on Exploring Street Photography in the Streets of Seoul, South Korea

Kekhriezalie Keretsu went all the way to Seoul from Nagaland, to learn Korean language – a pursuit he is most passionate about. While living in the city as a student, the beautiful landscape and the people of Seoul inspired him to take up photography – which interestingly, also helps him get some extra pocket money to manage his expenses. As a personal style and preference, his photography mostly bends towards street and fashion photography – which compliments his curiosity for learning more about people, culture, fashion, current trends and more. . The thing that stands out from most of his photographs is the way he captures the raw essence of people and their surroundings in their barest format. He says he finds beauty in capturing everyday moments that are random and occurs naturally around us. What interests him is the way he is able to capture the beauty of such random events and portray the same to an audience. “My focus tends to shift more towards people who are less distracted by objects. Especially the …

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“I See My Art As A Rough Presentation Of Our Own Complex Mind With Its Limitless Theories” – A Chat With 22-Year-Old Doodler Lanunukshi Keitzar From Nagaland

Once again, we are happy to have with us a young artist that draws, zentangle, doodles as his hobby! Lanunukshi Keitzar is a student from Nagaland and he started his hobby two years ago after discovering cool artists across the world through social media! While Lanu goes through a phase of depression in his life, he uses his hobby as a therapy and in such a way he got inspired to continue what he loves to do. “I have been brought up in an environment where my interest and views have not been suppressed but we are given the freedom to use and share. I suppose that is one reason for the absence of boundaries in the perception of my art.” Let us find out more about Lanu and his work! We had a chat with Lanunukshi Keitzar, a young artist from Nagaland. He talks about his inspirations, how it got started and how his upbringing influenced his working style. Hello! Please introduce a little about yourself. My name is Lanunukshi Keitzar, 22 years of …

“I Want The Onlooker to Sense Calm and Tranquillity – and Walk Away Feeling Refreshed”- A Chat With Artist Visedelie Seyie from Nagaland

The best part of chatting up with artists is the storytelling part. Another artist – another refreshing story – and this keeps us excited each day. 😊 Today’s story comes from a young artist from Nagaland – Visedelie Seyie, who tells us how his childhood was filled with drawing and painting activities – and lots of comics and cartoons. These childhood characters and fantasies inspired him enough to try his own hands at creating his own versions of happiness and fun that he felt while in the company of his favorite cartoon characters. When not watching cartoons, he was happily outdoors enjoying the tranquility of Mother Nature – another aspect of his childhood that influences his art. So let’s find out more about Visedelie! We had a chat with Visedelie Seyie from Kohima, Nagaland. He talks about how painting has been a part of him since young age, the theme behind his art and his future plans. Please introduce a little about yourself. Hello, I am Visedelie Seyie, a self-taught artist from Kohima, Nagaland. Currently, …