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The Impulse to Bring Change

Super User 19 Dec 2017 People
By NE Travel and Life In the last decade, a quiet movement at the grassroots has been changing things in some of India’s Northeast’s villages. A petite warrior has been at the forefront of an anti-trafficking movement in the state in particular and the Northeast andNorth Bengal in generalscaling up to Myanamar,Nepal and Bangladesh over the last six years.Hasina Kharbhih…
Every year in the months of March-April, Dirang, a sleepy hamlet in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Kameng district, comes alive with a lot of sound and action. This is the time when it plays host to Arunachal Festival of Speed (AFOS), a motorsport event which combines three different types of off-road racing like Auto Cross, Rally Sprint and Hill Climb. In…

Basar

Raghavendra Madhu 08 Mar 2017 People
Old Galo songs don’t playon radio anymore.I ask Mikom to singMogeDoji, MartoKamdagorMibiNyadu, who the locals saysings better than LataMangeshkar.I hear most children singBollywood; it’s cool.Who sings in Galo? Everybody has their versions of folk talesyann and kaben songs at weddings,own ways of speaking Galo,code words broadcasted verbally to children.Who needs written text? Walking aimlessly in the valley,I see two kids…

The Cake Effect

Ninglun Hanghal 09 Feb 2017 People
Tunnu Cakes & Bakes, the first branded bakery to come up in a little town in Manipur, is also a story of grit, determination and hope of two brothers. NinglunHanghal Lamka, a lovely town in Churachandpur district in Manipur, looks picture perfect with rolling hills, ample sunshine, wispy clouds and Swiss-inspired cottages. In what is otherwise a quiet, unassuming area…

The Green Warrior

Hoihnu Hauzel 21 Sep 2016 People
Deep inside Sikkim, students of a nondescript government school, led by their headmaster, are quietly nurturing their surrounding and redefining India’s pet mission, Swachh Bharat, even as they find their own interpretation of solid waste management. In the last six decades of its existence, the Government Secondary School, Lingchom, has never had students who cared so much about the environment.…

Bamboo Magic

Ninglun Hanghal 06 Sep 2016 People
Bamboo has a special place in Ritu Varuni’s life. For the past 18 years, Varuni has been extensively researching, developing and using bamboo to create artefacts as well as in buildings that she makes as an architect. The trained architect from the Institute of Environmental Design, D.C PatelSchool of Architecture, Gujarat,has represented India at a number of international bamboo congress…
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The Impulse to Bring Change

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