“I’ve been working as a flight attendant for six years now and being away from family to earn myself a daily wage has not been easy. I was on duty last Christmas so it was awful not to be home for the best season of the year. But I was happy enough to be granted some leave during the month of January so I was very excited to pack my bags and leave for my hometown, Nagaland.
This picture was taken on the 9th of January at Showuba village, located in Kuhoboto Tehsil of Dimapur district in Nagaland, India. It is situated 20km away from the sub-district headquarter Kuhuboto, and 10km away from district headquarter Dimapur. It was my sister’s engagement day so the entire family had come to celebrate the occasion over an outdoor gathering and food. After a heavy lunch, I took my sisters and cousins out for a walk while the elders sat inside to merrily discuss the upcoming wedding.
What a beautiful outing it was. Coming home in itself is such a joy – and to be in the company of family, friends and relatives in such a beautiful and happy setting made it even more memorable. It was overwhelming to see my baby cousins all grown up – much taller and smarter. Same time, parents, aunties and uncles growing old but with so much youthful energy still. Being home and getting to spend time with my dear ones means the world to me and I could not ask for anything more. I wanted to cherish every moment of my time at home … so we went to the backyard of my parent’s house to take some more photos :)”
– Juli Swu from Nagaland.
Juli Swu (second from right) with her sisters and cousins at the backyard of her parent’s place at Showuba village, Nagaland
Juli’s sisters and cousins enjoying each other’s company – captured by Juli Swu
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