Dimapur: Life at Night!

Dimapur: Life at Night!

Lots of colourful faces at the Dimapur Night Carnival this year as people pour in from all directions into the one-strip-lane in the Supermarket area of Dimapur. Being held from December 11 to 17, the Carnival offers everyone, toddler to elderly, a stall to unleash themselves at! Face painting has been one of the more popular activities.

The top indulgence at the Carnival is local brews. Apart from the regular Rice beer, Millets and Rye beers—made with grains from Tuensang—showed up at a counter this year. While most stalls selling local brews are making sweeping profits, total strangers are connecting over, and celebrating, the best brews as they hop all evening from stall to stall.
Everyone claims the ‘No. 1’ tag but be your own judge! Local brews need an expert hand to make; with the influx of IMFL into the market, the art of making local brews is slowly fading. But the Carnival offers a wholesome experience on that front. Don’t forget to try the varied meats, particularly Hamuk (snail) and local sausage, while you are at it!
Local bakers are catering to the sweet tooth with carefully crafted muffins, chocolate lollipops, mousse and the works. The stash is going quick so don’t wait to be invited to the Carnival this year!
A small company here is employing local ‘educated unemployed’ youth to handcraft and sell their products in these remarkable bottles. In a two-way process, they are also attempting to keep Naga traditions alive by using all organic ingredients to make their wines, as well as local crafts persons to weave cane and cotton bottle covers.
Then there are the toons. What can we say about them, except that you can get a picture with them at the Dimapur Night Carnival!
Local artists are making live art on pebbles (presumably from river beds around Nagaland). From Jesus love to little lady bugs, there are many faces the local artist duo have on sale; so this Holiday season, don’t pick a bone, pick a stone! (Morung Photo)