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John Abraham’s royal kick

Abhilasha Ojha 11 Jun 2014 People
The actor, enthusiastic about the football game in India, has big plans for North East United FC, his newly acquired Guwahati franchise club for the upcoming Indian Super League. Even though his film on football, De Dana Dan, flopped at the box office some years ago, actor John Abraham, a self confessed fan of the game, is all set to…
Junichi Kajioka, a London-based Japanese actor, launches his directorial venture with Imphal 1944, a film on the significant Battle of Imphal and Kohima which changed the fate of World War II. Kajioka has earlier acted in films such as 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves, and The Flowers of War, starring Christian Bale. He will play the lead inthe under-production My…

The Singing Sisterhood

Meenakshi Kumar 05 May 2014 People
Grounded in tradition, the Tetseo Sisters have revived local Naga folk music, ‘Li’, and contemporized it to suit modern tastes. But in doing that they have not compromised on the essence of the folk music. The four sisters, Mercy, Azi, Alune and Kuvelu, have been performing since childhood, and are perhaps the only girls band which has been making music…
Growing up in the quiet and laidback Dimapur, the largest city of Nagaland, Rebecca Changkija may never have dreamt of rubbing shoulders with the dream merchants of the Mumbai film industry. But for the free-spirited and fiercely independent daughter of an army officer, nothing was too difficult to achieve. So after training in fashion designing, Changkija decided to produce movies.…

A Walk Through Battle of Imphal

Hoihnu Hauzel 19 Mar 2014 People
For somebody brought up in the heat and dust of North Indian plains, a voluntary shift to the Northeastern part of the country can be quite daunting. But not so for Hemant Singh Katoch, a Delhi boy, who shifted to Manipur’s capital Imphal two years ago. What prompted him was the discovery of the Battle of Imphal-Kohima and its astounding…

The pride of Shillong

Hoihnu Hauzel 19 Mar 2014 People
On the face of it, the suitable plot of land that Kishan Tibrewalla acquired from his ancestors was nothing short of a legacy. But it is what he did with that plot of land that eventually shaped the history of what would be known as Hotel Polo Towers, a formidable name in hospitality in the northeast. Tibrewalla, identifying a gap…
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