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Cultural Preservation – We are in the Picture

Posted on 10 December 2016 | Comment
Two generations ago, Nagaland, which is situated in the rugged and remote borderland between India and Burma, was an illiterate, animist and polygamous tribal society. But with the arrival of Baptist missionaries, the region underwent a dramatic and irreversible transformation. With anything non-Christian seen as “savage”, many rituals and arts were forcibly stopped, craft skills lost and the very essence of Naga culture put at risk of being extinguished. Click to read more

A Rare Glimpse – India’s Last Remaining Headhunters

Posted on 19 May 2016 | Comment
We just returned from Lungwa, a remote village in the Mon district of Nagaland which straddles the border between India and Burma. This is where the Konyak tribe and India’s last generation of headhunters, calls home. Click to read more

Hornbill Festival in Nagaland – Have You Been Yet?

Posted on 11 December 2015 | Comment
Every year in early December, the tribes of Nagaland gather at Kisama village near Kohima to celebrate the colorful Hornbill Festival. Named after the majestic bird which is revered in tribal folklore and bound closely with social traditions across the state, the 10-day cultural extravaganza showcases dance, music, food, sports and handicrafts. Click to read more

Aoling & Mopin Festivals - Beyond Your Imagination

Posted on 02 June 2015 | Comment
Every year in April, the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland prepare their fields for sowing. Upon completion of the hard work, vibrant harvest festivals ensue. For seven days feasts are enjoyed, rice beer is drunk, colourful dances are performed and deities are worshiped in anticipation of a bountiful crop. This majestic display of ethnic pageantry truly takes one to the boundaries of the imagination. Click to read more