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Designs from Arunachal Pradesh

Ninglun Hanghal 07 Mar 2014 People
For Yana Ngoba, a young fashion designer from Arunachal Pradesh, nothing could have been more satisfying than showing her creations in her home state to an appreciative audience. As models walked down the ramp in her multi-ethnic designs at a recent show in Itanagar, Ngoba’s hard work and persistence was rewarded. Her label, YIS, is a recreation of traditional Northeastern…

Shillong Chamber Choir gets behind the camera

NE Travel and Life bureau 03 Mar 2014 People
The Shillong Chamber Choir, which initially had mainly a local following, captivated the nation when they won the reality TV show India’s Got Talent 2010. That catapulted them to instant fame and popularity. Since then, they have mesmerized people across the world including Europe, the Far East and most recently, the US and Canada. Their ability to sing in various…

Mizo textiles get a new life

Hoihnu Hauzel 24 Feb 2014 People
Every day, Charlee Mathlena begins his day at five in the morning with a group of women weavers who are drawn from the interiors of Mizoram. The 36-year-old gives them yarns every week, patiently explains design briefs and, monitors them closely on a daily basis. He has been doing this since 2008 and the passion that drives him, increases every…

Big dreams of Little People

Hoihnu Hauzel 29 Jan 2014 People
The ‘small town girl from Shillong’, the Scotland of the East, has created a niche for herself in the UK with her innovative designs using traditional weaves, fabrics, beads and handicrafts from the Northeast. Manchester-based Stacey Aydeniz, 30, may have left her homeland years ago but continues to return to it regularly through her work. Her stylish fashion brand, The…

The Magic Show

Hoihnu Hauzel 29 Jan 2014 People
Utpal Borpujari chucked up his job as a journalist to follow his heart. That paid off. Today, the journalist-turned filmmaker is naturally upbeat as his maiden documentary Mayong: Myth/Reality has been doing the rounds of international film festivals. The critically-acclaimed film is being well-received, allowing viewers and critics alike to sit up and take note of Borpujari’s work. Given that…

Naga designs wow Toronto

Hoihnu Hauzel 23 Jan 2014 People
Benn Subong is very much at home in Toronto where she has been living for the last 40 years. This fashion designer from Mokokchung, a district in Nagaland, came to Canada so that she could achieve something. Today, she is a successful fashion designer who went on to do home furnishing with her own label which has a big following.…
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