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Christmas
Northeast Sumit Das 64
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So, it is that time of the year again! Bright lights and soothing carols, the smell of cakes and above all a pleasant feel good feeling that slowly saturates the air and lives on till you dance it off on New Year’s eve. Christmas is here and...
Losoong
Gangtok Arnab Ghosh 0
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Sikkim is a hilly landlocked state located in India’s northeast corner which is rich in culture. The various tribes in the state adhere to their ancient customs and so they celebrate a number of festivals at various months of the year. However...
Nongkrem dance
Shillong Staff Curator 0
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Hundreds of locals recently thronged the Smit, the cultural centre for Khasi Hills in Meghalaya, to witnesses one of the most ancient and grand festivals of the indigenous Khasi tribe, the Nongkrem dance festival, here. The festival...
Tamang Dance
Gangtok Staff Curator 0
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A documentary film by Rupak Jyoti & Dharmabhusan Gazmere   Source: YouTube | By: Rupak Jyoti  
Bhutia dance
Gangtok Staff Curator 0
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Bhutia tribes from Sikkim performs at the Red Panda Winter Festival in Sikkim. Bhutia tribes usually are from Tibetan origin. They migrated to Sikkim in the 16th century. They inhabited the northern part of Sikkim where they are known as the...
Khasi
Shillong Staff Curator 37
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Considering the richness and the identity of the Khasi community that are traced to be of the Mon Khmer ancestry, it has become a common understanding that the word Khasi is synonymous with Meghalaya. Yet, we forget that in the neighbouring country...
Amazing Kaleidoscope of Cultures
Northeast Srikant Mohanty 35
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Scenic Blue Mountains, ivory snow, luscious greenery, stunning valleys, mighty rivers, thick forests, magnificent waterfalls, wonderful caves, attractive wildlife, great traditions, customs, and rituals, impressive monuments, and eye-catching...
Hornbill Festival
Kohima Staff Curator 5,108
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Hornbill festival of Nagaland, which is named after one of the most venerated bird species in the state. The festival is one of the largest celebrations of indigenous warrior tribes of the state. The festival is organized under the aegis of State...
Orange Festival
Itanagar Staff Curator 0
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Touted as India’s first outdoor adventure and music festival, the Orange Festival of Adventure & Music is returning to the northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh. Starting from Thursday, the third edition of the fest, supported by Arunachal...
Shad Nongkrem
Shillong Staff Curator 0
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Ka Pomblang Nongkrem or ‘Shad Nongkrem’, the thanks giving festival of tribal Khasi was celebrated with traditional fanfare and fervour. Here are five facts about this elaborate festival of the Khasis: #1. Dressed in...
Winter festivals
Northeast Madhuri Saikia 75
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Northeast India- the land of enchanting lush valleys, rich biodiversity, capering waterfalls and serene hills that proudly rests in its mediocrity, is quite an ideal destination to stop, stare and flatter its beauty. The first beams of the morning...
Ahaia festival
Tura Staff Curator 0
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The much-awaited four-day Ahaia winter festival in Meghalaya began today with a mega carnival which showcased a vibrant culture, unity of religion and celebration of life. The carnival was flagged off by chief secretary Barkos Warjri in the...

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