What’s it like to be a transgender in Nagaland

What’s it like to be a transgender in Nagaland

 Diversity.  (Representational Image: pixabay.com) Pfokrelo KapesaDimapur | December 13 “I want to visit the market everyday if no one shouts or throw stones at me”, is the response of one transgender (TG as they called themselves), when asked to imagine the one thing they want to do in a society where they will be accepted […]

An Alternative Hornbill Festival for 2019

An Alternative Hornbill Festival for 2019

There is a stark contrast between the portrayal of Naga culture at the Hornbill Festival, and what it is on a daily lived basis. Can there be an alternative to the Hornbill Festival that celebrates the daily lives of Naga people? (Morung Photos)   Dolly Kikon After the Hornbill Festival 2018, once we are done […]

The Golden Generation

That is what a number of people have been calling them: the generation of parents who ushered in the thirties and the forties in our hills. Their number has depleted alarmingly and in the last two years, many of us have felt the shared grief of losing them one after the other, some to long […]

An entrepreneur’s inspiration from battling loss

An entrepreneur’s inspiration from battling loss

Hokuto Yeptho (left) and his friend engaged in their work. (Morung Photo)   Limeka Achumi Dimapur | December 6   Only one of its kinds in the Lhomithi Signal colony, Dimapur stands ‘P K Frames,’ a store which crafts and markets frames of all sizes. The price of the product ranges from Rs. 80 to […]

Exploring the Naga life of dreams

Exploring the Naga life of dreams

Dr. Michael Heneise, Director of Kohima Institute, delivered the 4th Church and Society Annual Lecture at Oriental Theological Seminary in Bade, Dimapur on Saturday, December 1. (Morung Photo)   Dr. Michael Heneise delivers 4th Church and Society Annual Lecture   Morung Express News Dimapur | December 2   Dreams and dreaming are intrinsic to life. […]

Beyond Borders, bearing the Naga ‘crown of thorns’

Beyond Borders, bearing the Naga ‘crown of thorns’

In 2015, the Pisgah Eco-Park was established in Hungpung village, Ukhrul. Two statues carved from monoliths—the Naga Warrior and the Naga Thinker—by sculptors Soreishang and Themreishang are central installations. “We have done too many things without thinking,” Dr. Nelson Vashum had told The Morung Express when the Park came into being. As ensconced by the […]

Destination Phek

Phek is plastic free and determined to stay that way. Every alternate Saturday, the routine for the youth organisation in the town is social work and cleaning the town. The townspeople, in turn, help the students by upholding the plastic ban. At the town’s solitary petrol station, there were hoardings proclaiming anti-litter messages such as: […]

Of Axone, bamboo shoot & Naga chilli’: Stories from Naga political journey

Of Axone, bamboo shoot & Naga chilli’: Stories from Naga political journey

Lt. Gen. Anthony Ningkhan Shimray. (Morung Photo)   Lt. Gen. Anthony Ningkhan Shimray recounts stories of their revolutionary struggle at ANSAM Conclave   Morung Express News Tahamzam (Senapati) | November 20   Lt. Gen. Anthony Ningkhan Shimray, Longvibu (Commander-in-Chief) of the Naga Army, NSCN (IM)/GPRN, today recalled that through the years of their revolutionary struggle, […]

‘Solution will come in the interest of God’

‘Solution will come in the interest of God’

Lt. Gen. Anthony NingkhanShimray, Longvibu, NSCN (IM)/GPRN, at the ANSAM Conclave on the Naga Journey on Tuesday, November 20, where he partook in a story telling session on the Naga journey and on ‘Walking the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement.’ (Morung Photo)   Longvibu, Lt. Gen. Anthony Ningkhan Shimray, speaks at the ANSAM Conclave underway from Nov […]

Ban plastics, use paper: KMC, Green Team Kohima initiate awareness campaign

Ban plastics, use paper: KMC, Green Team Kohima initiate awareness campaign

Plastic-free orientation programme by Green Team Kohima for Officers Hill Colony at 2K Hotel in Kohima on November 17. (Morung Photo)   Our Correspondent Kohima | November 17   The Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) and “Green Team Kohima” have initiated the mechanism to create awareness on the harmful effects of plastic wastes in Kohima.   […]