Tribe & Culture Feed

Good and Plenty – The Meitei Chakluk

Posted on 03 June 2017 | Comment
Among the Northeastern states of India, it is Manipur that has the broadest culinary spectrum and the widest variety of dishes. Here spices and oil are used in food preparation with vegetables and fish featuring prominently on restaurant menus and on the table at home. Click to read more

Eye on Manipur – Meitei Street Fashion

Posted on 03 June 2017 | Comment
Contemporary yet traditional, the Meitei women we met while walking around Imphal gave us a look at their artistic sense of style. Click to read more

Meeting the Mishmi

Posted on 01 April 2017 | Comment
The tea gardens outside of Dibrugarh were still cloaked in early morning mist as we drove east toward Lohit district, Arunachal Pradesh. In about five hours we would reach our destination and the starting point of our photography tour, the town of Wakro, home to the Mishmi people. Click to read more

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

Five Irresistible Reasons to Visit Ladakh

Posted on 04 September 2016 | Comment
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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

Feel the Moment… Because Life has No Rewinds!

Posted on 16 November 2015 | Comment
Remember the exhilarating lift you feel after doing something totally new and different? Travel in North East India and expect this emotion to well up inside you every day. Click to read more

On the Culinary Trail in Dirang

Posted on 26 July 2015 | Comment
Cooking in Arunachal Pradesh is decidedly different than on "mainland" India. Recipes here rarely call for dried spices. Rather, fresh organic herbs, leaves and tubers are used to add color and aroma to the cornucopia of curries, soups, dals, pickles and chutneys found across the state. 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