Music giving India’s young a new voice

 (L): Arijit Data and four others make up the band Airport. (R): Residents of Dharavi make music on whatever they can find.   Young people in India are using music as a way to express self-confidence, as the BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Mumbai. India’s new generation are choosing to do things differently to their […]

What is the Hornbill Festival according to you?

Vikeduo Linyü: What is Hornbill festival according to you? Is it really helping the youths of Nagaland to learn about culture? Is it really a celebration of our culture or muddu culture? T Senti Aier: To me this year’s Hornbill festival had and has been all about TNB lounge and meeting up so many TNB […]

German artists connect to India with hip-hop graffiti

A 50-yard stretch of a boundary wall behind the German Embassy overlooking the Nehru Park in the posh diplomatic enclave in the capital has become a live hip-hop graffiti art memorial. A graffiti message, "Germany in India", is emblazoned on the wall in psychedelic spray shades of orange, yellow, red, black, white and brown. It […]

Photography Tips: Produce Terrific Black & Whites

Digicams can take beautiful monochrome shots, but you’ll need to do more than Just flip the switch to B&W mode. Shoot in color.Digicams grab a wider range of tones in color mode because they’re capturing data for three channels – red, green, and blue. Convert your images to black and white in postproduction. Light at […]

A fashionable inspiration!

When I first came across Chonchon Moriarty’s photos at a popular networking site, I thought that she was such a pretty face. And a very successful pretty face, judging by the numerous photo campaigns she has been featured at. Well, it’s an understatement when I say she is more than just a pretty face. When […]

Taking Naga Youths’ Talents Seriously

True, that we could not be a billionaire by the age of 25, nor won Grammys or Oscars or were the youngest Nobel laureate, and thanks for not comparing us with Mark Zuckerberg, for whatever your dreams and aspirations were. We are still struggling to get into the road of basking glory, you see. And […]

Naga student bags Young Global Leader Award 2011

Indian Activist and Social Entrepreneur Ngul Min Thang, from Nagaland, currently a student of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, has been awarded the YGL Awards 2011 which was nominated by the British Council through their Global Changemakers Programme. Thang, a Global Changemaker representative of Singapore, has been with the YGL team for the past two years. […]

2 Crores for Hornbill festival – Is it worth it?

Kekhrie Sorhie: 2 crores!!! Is the hornbill a profit or loss investment? Is the hornbill promoting tourism? as per the papers or is it just the govt. selling us crap? Yanpvuo Kikon: For me, 2 Crores is worth the investment! There’s no denying the fact that Hornbill has indeed put Nagaland in the world and […]

Youth today and politics

Let’s Participate In POLITICS Akanksha Tiwari Today, Indian politics seems to be going astray from the path laid for it by yesteryear statesmen like Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru. Most of the politicians appear insignificant compared to these magnanimous personalities. We all seem to be wary of their promises and assurances, and tired of their constant […]


In this November 14 photo, Mohammed Abass, 28, draws a tattoo of a skull on Saad Saif’s leg, 25, in Baghdad. After more than eight years in Iraq, the departing American military’s legacy includes a fledgling democracy, bitter memories of war, and for the nation’s youth, rap music, tattoos and slang. (AP File Photo)