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Khasi
Shillong Staff Curator 44
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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 0
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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 13,043
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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 79
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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...
Awe
Tura Staff Curator 79
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The stage is set for the much awaited “Winter festival’ of North Garo Hills (NGH) titled ‘Awe’ to be held in the town of Resubelpara, the district headquarter from Dec 13 onwards. The first day of the festival will see games...
Ahaia Festival
Shillong Arnab Ghosh 96
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Meghalaya is a hilly northeastern state that is inhabited by several indigenous tribes. These tribes adhere to their ancient norms, rituals and religious beliefs. So, it is only natural they celebrate various traditional festivals in nearly all...
Podi Barbi
Siang Staff Curator 0
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The Podi-Barbi Festival is celebrated by the Adi community of Mechuka, Tato and Monigong region of West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh to thank Mother Nature for a bountiful crop.   This year it was celebrated at Solung Ground in state...
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Various Naga tribes continued to showcase the rich and diverse cultures on the fifth day of the ongoing 10-day Hornbill festival at Kisama Heritage village.  On Monday, 14 cultural troupes performed during the day-long event. The items...
Folk song
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Folk song performed by Garo tribe during the Hornbill Festival at Naga Heritage village, Kisama. Nagaland, 'The Land of Festivals' and the warm Naga people, lies in the North Eastern part of India. Historically, the Nagas are known as...

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