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  • ‘Brows & Lashes’ – In the eyes of beauty
    Aesthetician Ayinla Chuba   Morung Express News At a time when looks really matter and the phrase ‘first impression is the last impression’, the beauty clinic ‘Brows & Lashes’ located at Half-Nagarjan, Dimapur comes as a great relief for many people – both young and old – who takes their facial looks very seriously. As the name of the clinic would suggest, this health center focuses, among others, mainly on correcting the eyelashes, brows and skin on a p
  • Young scientist grows organic shiitake mushrooms in Nagaland
    Dr Sosang Longkumer with the shiitake mushrooms, which he says are grown in the natural environment and on wood makes its nourishment value even higher.   Morung Express News Dimapur | October 9 Dr Sosang Longkumer, Senior scientific officer, ALON MPCS Limited Nagaland has successfully cultivated and produced exotic shiitake mushrooms in Nagaland. Sharing about his achievement, Dr Longkumer said that it took a whole year to experiment and achieve the fin
  • Powerfaith:Touching lives through music
    Morung Express News One of the most acclaimed Christian bands in Nagaland, Powerfaith has come a long way since its inception on January 19, 2003. Seventeen years later, today Powerfaith still remains very much passionate and driven by the vision to create pure inspirational music.  Just two years after coming together as a band, Powerfaith released their debut album “Testify” in 2005.  In the following years they have released few singles including ‘Rele
  • Made in DABA: Church empowering young entrepreneurs
    Various products put up for sale during the ‘Made in DABA’ 4th edition held in Supermarket, Dimapur on October 2.      Morung Express News Dimapur | October 3 In the year 2016, the youth ministry of Dimapur Ao Baptist Church (DABA YM) launched a project under the banner of ‘Made in DABA’ with the initiative of the then youth director, Imnatoshi Longkumer and the youth leaders in office.  Today the project has grown bigger and better. The 4th
  • Sexual Harassment at Workplace: fear, shame cripple victims
    Despite the rising crimes against women in the past decade, Nagaland still tops the list of one of the safest states for women in India. So are low incidents of rape and molestation the only criterion for safety of women? (Morung Photo: for representational purposes only )    Are low incidents of rape and molestation the only criterion for safety of women?    Y Merina Chishi Dimapur | September 30  Nagaland is often perceived safe for women. D
  • The pull of the invisible
    Easterine Kire   A friend of mine has given me permission to use the poem she wrote about the National Highway connecting Dimapur and Kohima.    ROAD Relentlessly, the JCBs Attack the mountains at their knees Gravity and common sense Dictate that very soon, immense Chunks of hill will slither down And block the road before the town.   Bump and grind, never mind Shocker shocked, steering locked Tired tyres skid and slide Wheels spin, you ca
  • Naga Wrestling breaking new grounds
    A Naga wrestling match. (Morung file photo)   The sport which has been confined to only a few Naga  communities has now opened its doors for others as well   Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | September 25 Traditional Naga wrestling, which is held ‘sacred’ by the Tenyimias is more than just a sport. It’s a tradition, which has survived politics and unrest in Nagaland. And today, taking the game to another level, wrestling which is limited to
  • Top Acts- where young talents take flight in a family oriented space
    Vishu Rita Krocha  Morung Express News Encompassing all performing skills, Top Acts, an initiative of the Family Planning Association India (FPAI) Nagaland Branch, has been instrumental in shaping young talents of the state while serving as a hub for young people to come together and channelize their energy to positive vibes and learning, for the last two years. In these two seasons, more than 150 young people have performed for the first time, enabling many of them to pursu
  • Virie: Winning hearts with soulful voice
    Morung Express News For those who have watched Virie's live performances, one is often left transfixed by the soulful voice taking the audience to a wistful world of Sad core and Indie. With a growing loyal fan base beyond Nagaland, Virie is no stranger in the Nagaland music scene. She made her first social media appearance in a cover song of Lorde's Yellow Flicker Beat in 2014 which was followed by another cover song of Lana Del Rey's Video Games the same year, garnerin
  • A growing jewellery industry in Nagaland
    'Cümenyie’—1st Jewellery Fashion Show in Nagaland on September 28   Vishu Rita Krocha  Kohima | September 23 Setting a new benchmark for the growing jewellery industry in Nagaland, Gutouch is on its way to create history by presenting Cümenyie’— the 1st Jewellery Fashion Show in Nagaland on September 28, 2019 at Ura Academy Hall, Kohima.  The show will feature prominent personalities such as the Tetseo Sisters, Ruopfuzhano Whiso, Onen Nenty amo
  • Naga Cuisines: Important aspect of indigenous knowledge
    Morung Express News Kigwema | September 23 “Nagaland, a state in the northeast India, embodies diversity at its best. The sixteen indigenous tribes inhabiting eleven districts that are ecologically rich and diverse exhibit rich cultural heritage and tradition. Amid the prodigious cultural diversity, food habits, culinary knowledge and traditional recipes form an important aspect of indigenous knowledge, but rarely explored area of the Naga cultural heritage.”  This
  • Nagaland: They are calling the rain
    A group of farmers called Alojimi in Sümi language singing along to agrarian songs in Chishilimi village, Pughoboto sub-division i n Zunheboto district of Nagaland. (Photo Courtesy: Betoka Swu)   With indigenous lore and techniques being drowned out by modernity,  Hiyo Team documents traditional farming techniques at Chishilimi Village   Kanili Kiho  Dimapur | September 22 Agriculture is intrinsic to the Naga way of life. It is more than an act of
  • Clearing the confusion: Polypropylene carry bags are as hazardous as single-use plastic
    Non-woven polypropylene carry bags.    Morung Express News Mokokchung | September 21 As the ban on single use plastics in Nagaland take effect, and as traders and the people in general make efforts adapt to the ban and try finding feasible alternatives to plastic, the emergence of non-woven polypropylene carry bags also known as PP bags in the market have created confusion despite its clear definition by the competent authorities. The light translucent carry
  • Nise Meruno: Soaring to success
    Morung Express News Ever wonder how Nise Meruno is where he is today? His life story goes like most of the musicians – didn’t have it easy. Dealing with his fair share of struggles, to becoming one of the youngest recipients of Governor’s award in Nagaland, Nise shares how the artist learned to embrace his uniqueness and overcame his challenges to bring us one of the most beautiful music of our time. Noted as one of the finest musicians with his charismatic performance
  • Phek district on the threshold of ending plastic menace, and it’s all community effort
    (Top) Youths engaged in making paper bags in Phek town. (Bottom) Samples of paper bags produced by PTYS. (Morung Photo)   Atono Tsukrü Phek | September 19 Community is a powerful word. When they come together for a common cause, great things can happen. A great example is an initiative in Phek town undertaken by the citizens of its eleven colonies under the umbrella of Phek Town Youth Society (PTYS) to join the war on banning single-use plastic. Their initiati
  • Tali Angh to endorse Grail Guitars
    Signs two year contract with Musikshack International   Morung Express News Contemporary songwriter and singer from Nagaland, Tali Angh has been signed by Musikshack International Pvt Ltd as an “endorser” for the Grail Guitars. The endorsement contract will come into effect from August 2019 and continue for a period of two years.  “Grail guitars are really comfortable to play and they deliver superior sound quality,” Tali Angh said while sharing ab
  • Nagaland single-use plastic ban to come into force from today
    Cloth bags replace single-use plastic bags at Popular Bakery in Dimapur. Total ban on single-use plastics comes into force in Dimapur from September 18. (Morung Photo)    Dimapur traders welcome move; however raise concerns on alternatives    Kanili Kiho Dimapur | September 17 With the statewide total ban on single use plastics to come into force on September 18, Dimapur today saw a mixed bag of expressions as most shoppers hurried on with their da
  • Is it mistaken to tag Nagaland earthquake prone?
    A seismic data plot of earthquakes epicentred in Nagaland recorded since 1943.  (By Dr. Watinaro Imsong courtesy the USGS Earthquake Catalogue and International Seismological Centre)    Geologists says seismic data indicate low epicentral earthquake activity    Imkong Walling Dimapur | September 15 Nagaland state is generally regarded as a place prone to earthquakes. The north-eastern region of India, of which Nagaland is a part, according to
  • Mopungchuket provides an alternative to beat plastic pollution
    Shoppers are seen here with cloth bags while buying grocery supplies from a shop in Mopungchuket village, Mokokchung. The village has banned single use plastic bags in the village and is promoting the use of cloth and paper bags as alternatives. (Morung Photo)   Morung Express News Mopungchuket | September 13 As Nagaland ups its ante in the fight against plastic pollution with the state government leading from the front, here is a village in Mokokchung district that
  • Discipline never goes out of style
    Easterine Kire All those essays we wrote in our High School days on the virtues of Discipline with a capital D, and all those essays we corrected as teachers when it was another generation’s turn to write essays on Discipline – at one point we used to joke that English Paper II would compulsorily carry a question to write an essay on this revered subject. After all those years, I can still say this: discipline never goes out of style. It is always a positive thing and although a