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'With national and international hotel chains entering the Northeast, the hospitality industry in this region is on a path of growth' When Vivek Agarwal acquired The Belgachi Tea Estate in 2010, a 2,500 acre tea garden and tea factory in Siliguri, West Bengal, it had already been declared a sick unit. Today, six years later, the company manufactures 1.5 million…

Colours of Northeast

Shonali Yadav 30 Oct 2015 People
Comprising the seven sister states of Arunanchal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland and an eighth himalayan state of Sikkim, the North East of India is a region of stupendous natural beauty and unique culture and traditions. These farthest reaches of the country are home to some of Asia's last remaining rainforests, a staggering array of flora and fauna,…

Songs of Hope

Hoihnu Hauzel 20 Feb 2015 People
If the offshoot of American Idol is Indian Idol, then the offshoot of both these popular reality shows is an unlikely combination called Zomi Idol India. Deep inside Manipur, in Lamka, a small town in Churachandpur (one of the nine districts of the state), where once guitar-strumming youth walked the street after sunset and life was not interrupted by unending…

A Prayer in his Songs

Meenakshi Kumar 18 Feb 2015 People
Sushan James Basnet, a Gospel musician from Nagaland, became the first Indian to win the prestigious International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Award 2014 for his ‘Brand New Day’. The win was a surprise not just for Basnet but for the crowd at the ceremony who knew little about Gospel music from India, and hardly anything about the Northeast. That’s…

Realising the bride’s dream

Ninglun Hanghal 27 Aug 2014 People
For more than a decade, Glady Vaiphei, a native of Manipur, has been dressing up brides on their special day. Delhi-based Vaiphei has been designing gowns and dresses that brides can cherish for rest of their life. It all started with her designing her own wedding dress way back in 1999 and that convinced her to launch ‘Sincerely Bridal’, a…

Bridge of Hearts

Meenakshi Kumar 10 Jul 2014 People
As a young kid Sange Dorje Thongdok could never have imagined that he would one day acquaint the world with his tiny remote village in the northeastern most part of India. With Crossing Bridges, his debut film shot in Shergaon in Arunachal Pradesh and made in the local dialect Sherdukpen, Thongdok has, literally, crossed bridges. The film received the Rajat…
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