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There’s something very integral about bamboo in the context of North East India; its metaphoric expression and symbolism highlighted in the numerous local stories and tales among the diverse communities of the region. Considered very important in the day-to-day routine of several of the tribes in the North East, bamboo, unsurprisingly, is holy, the reminder of how it is regarded…

A ‘Spa’cial Treatment

NE Travel and Life 15 Mar 2014 Trends
Are you waiting to get away from the heat and dust of the plains this summer and wish to be rejuvenated like never before? If you wish to be pampered and treated like – well - a queen, then how about heading to the land of the Seven Sisters for some unusual and exotic spa treatments? From traditional Khasi massages,…
There was a time when they used to croon popular English numbers. Bands from the Northeast were adept at composing songs in English, singing hits of Bob Dylan (there’s even a festival dedicated to him in the region), but crooning Hindi numbers from Bollywood hits? Not quite. It started happening only recently (barring, of course, the melodious contribution of late…
The narrow, neglected streets of Imphal lined with bamboo groves and shanty houses are home to a faceless floating population of underground militants popularly known as UG’s. This is a known and much commented upon fact about Imphal, what is less known but equally true is the rich cultural life of the city despite its disturbed conditions. Especially, art thrives…

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