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“I Want People to Discover the Rich Cultural Diversity of Manipur Through my Art” – Chat with Young Artist Arambam Newton Singh

Embracing cultural diversity often inspires our creative passions and drive innovations. For Newton Singh, a civil engineering student and an aspiring artist from Manipur, the relationship and connection he shares with his roots, serve as key sources of inspiration. He is known for his portrayal of the distinct culture and traditions of Manipur- his home in his artworks. We chat with this young student and artist to know more about him, his artistic aspirations, and more. We chat with Arambam Newton Singh – an engineering student, and an up-and-coming artist from Manipur. His watercolor and pencil art brings to life the many tribes of Manipur. Hello! Please introduce a little about yourself. Hi Roots and Leisure! I’mย Arambam Newton Singh, 21, from a small town called Nambol which is in Bishnupur District in Manipur. Iโ€™m currently pursuing B.tech in Civil Engineering and in my final year now. I’m a big fan of Star Wars so I have a nickname for myself, Newt Skywalker which I use as my username on social media. What initially sparked your …

Manga Artist and Animator | Dechen Tenzing from Sikkim

Has any one ever binge watched anime’s like Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach, Death Note etc. ? Some of us in the Roots and Leisure team have ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย There is something about these Japanese animation that is so captivating. For Dechen, it inspired her to write her own mangas and create animations which are based on tribal tales, fantasy and nature. D.P.Tenzing, 23, ย is a Manga Artist, Illustrator and Animator living in Delhi. She is originally from Mangan, Sikkim. Hi Dechen! Tell us something about your art. How did you begin in the first place? When I was a kid I always loved watching cartoons and anime but after a certain point my mother started getting worried about me. Thinking something was wrong with me because at my age people would start watching normal T.V shows. Back in my village, I was watching Animax for the first time and Inuyasha was being aired. I was like โ€œWOW!โ€. I ย then took out a pen and I was like โ€œHOW?โ€ย  and the rest is history. What is …

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Turning Pebbles to Art by Iboli Zhimo

Do you ever wonder about all the tales one would unravel if all the stones around us could start talking? Mother Nature has countless mysteries laid out around us. They’ve laid silently for a thousand years and more, and eventually us humans have forgotten to take notice of her. Except for a few artists among us – who take the time to pause, listen and create. Meet Iboli Zhimo who’s making random stones tell beautiful stories. Iboliย is based out of theย small town of Satakha under the Zunheboto district in Nagaland. ย She works as a pebble artist for Regalia Entertainment in the state and is also pursuing a Masters degree in History. Zhimo fell in love with this unique art form because of its challenging nature. With sheer dedication and passion, Zhimo sets out to find the fitting pieces for her creations. And find she does. Take a look yourself. Also, you canย buy her unique pebble artsย on theย R&L SHOP Elvis Etched In Stone Tree of Life Happy Stones – Music, Dance and Fun! Iboli Zhimo with …