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Apatani Tribe
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The Apatani tribe in Arunachal Pradesh is one tribe of the northeast that still follows the belief of animal sacrifice. For the Apatani, animal sacrifice is a way of life. This sacrificial ceremony takes place during  the annual Myoko festival...
Ankiya Bhaona
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The national capital came alive with the biggest ever celebration of Assam’s culture as thousands, including young and old alike, turned up to witness a traditional rendition of Vaishnavite dance drama or the ‘Ankiya Bhaona’ as it...
Traditional Art
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The North East Institute of Fashion Technology in collaboration with the Assam Government recently organised a cultural event ‘Ankiya Bhaona’ to revive the lost culture of the Vaishnavite dance drama. The event aimed to highlight the...
bibliophiles
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The contrast could not be starker: a top police officer from Assam mingling with writers and publishers from across the world in the London Book Fair. But award-winning writer Kuladhar Saikia is equally at ease tackling militants and discussing...
Kangla Fort
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“Thabal Chongba during Yaoshang gives us the only opportunity to hold a girl’s hands and dance with her in full public glare, without fear of parents or the society,” said 16-year-old Aribam Chhatrajit, with a big smile on his face...
Holi
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Holi, the festival of colours, is just around the corner. But while we're already excited for the long weekend, and have our drinking and dancing plans in place, there are several kinds of Holis that we are unaware about.    Read on...
Masks and Tradition
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The culture of making masks in the satras (monasteries) of Majuli – the centre of Vaishnava culture in Assam – would perhaps be incomplete without the mention of Hem Chandra Goswami. Related: The Underrated Majuli Mask...
Wedding Costumes
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As the north eastern states of India are less explored and its people merely identified by their mongoloid features, I wanted to run a closer eye through their wedding customs to know the richness of their tradition.  The diversity of...
Adi tribe
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People from Adi tribe collect bat after killing them. They collect them and put it in their bamboo basket.  The Adi tribe organizes the 200-year-old “Bat Killing” festival in Arunachal. Like the previous years, hundreds of men,...
Tattoo artistes
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“Tattoos are like stories-they are symbolic of the important moments of your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful.”      -Pamela Anderson When the young...
Norden Sherpa
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30 year old Norden Sherpa was a young student of traditional(thanka and other) arts, he didn’t even dream that his paint brush would make him travel across the world. Now he is a painter who travels across the country and in different parts...
folk dance
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Tea estate workers from Assam enthral audience with folk dances at the Octave 2017 cultural festival   From the tea estates of Assam, came the dancers crossing the mountain to reach the coast of Bay of Bengal. In their traditional attire,...

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