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  • Trance Effect- Reforming Indie Rock in Nagaland
    (From left) Tako Chang – Guitarist, Iuli Yeptho – Vocals, Sosang – Drummer and Imnamaong Imchen – Bassist. (Photo Courtesy: Meren Jamir)      Morung Express News Trance Effect, one of the most modern additions to the Indie rock band scene in Nagaland, is once again making a buzz in the music circle with the announcement of their latest single, ‘New Beginning.’ Gradually gaining popularity since they first came together to form&nbs
  • Tetseo Sisters: Redefining folk music of Nagaland
    Vishü Rita Krocha At a time when nobody believed that Naga Folk/folk fusion would be commercially viable and attract a paying audience, Tetseo Sisters emerged not only to fill the void but also became the cultural ambassadors of North East India. This, as they put across is the greatest challenge they faced in the initial stage of their career as “some people were afraid we would dilute the art and some couldn't believe that we had the insight into and knowledge about the songs
  • Teachers Day: A tribute to the pioneers of change
    A teacher interacting with her students at Blossom Pre School, Mokokchung. (Morung Photo)   Chizokho Vero Kohima | September 4 Marking the observation of Teachers’ Day which falls on September 5, The Morung Express reached to different sections of people talking about the values and contributions of teachers in their lives.   ‘Stay true and committed’  “On this momentous day, I would like to take the opportunity of thanking the teaching fratern
  • Ayim Longchar: Calling out all ‘Warrior’
    Akangjungla There are moments in life, just in a spark of moment, something really special happens and for that one thing you drop everything to see it through to completion. For Ayim Longchar, one of the most power-packed and dynamic performers among Christian artists in Nagaland, the spark ignited almost seven years ago and since then he has been on the journey to bring those magical moments to life.  Now seven years later, Ayim is ready to live his musical dream with
  • IT sector in Nagaland to receive boost
    An artist impression of the floor plan for a section of the startup incubation centre which is set to be launched in Kohima this month.    State of the art start-up incubation centre to be launched in Kohima this month   Ketholeno Neihu  Kohima | September 1 Even as the state transforms its public services and governance ecosystem towards Information Technology (IT), the niche for direct and indirect employment of IT professionals and entrepreneurs in
  • Experiencing the Zhavame culture
    (Left) Some of the NSF delegates & students and citizens of Zhavame village seen here during the unveiling of the monolith at Kapamodzu peak. (Right) During the trek to Kapamodzu peak.   Morung Express News Zhavame | September 1  Traditional homes in Zhavame village came alive with the sound of folk songs and cultural fanfare on the evening of August 29 as womenfolk decked themselves in traditional attires and performed songs and shared stories as a welcoming
  • What are your cooking experiences outside Nagaland and North East?
    The 'recipe for disaster' from the trailer, 'Axone.' (screengrab: BFI/YouTube)   Morung Express News Dimapur | August 30    With the trailer of ‘Axone’ – the film based on a Naga’s favourite cuisine generating huge buzz across various social media platforms, especially in Nagaland, The Morung Express compiled few comments on social media as well as responses from readers regarding their experiences whilst cooking their exotic delicacies out
  • Aren Sayer: Living more than the music
    It is not every day that someone with great musical potential would turn away from the aspiration to be popular and famous or make a living out of it. But that is exactly the attitude of well known worship leader and singer, Aren Sayer.  With the release of her first official single, ‘Precious Me’ scheduled this September, Christian singer/songwriter and worship leader Aren Sayer is talking deeper about her faith, music and life.      Doing wor
  • Indigenous food systems provide us continuity
    (Left) Kholar, an indigenous beans. (Centre) An elderly man dries maize in the sun after harvesting in Kiphire Town. (Right) Millet store in cane basket at a granary. (Morung Photo)   P Achumse Yingbithongrü Kiphire  The Sangtam Nagas, a tribe residing in Kiphire and Tuensang districts, are not only known for their rich culture, traditional art and craft, but also recognised for various indigenous food items. Some of the main indigenous food items of Sangt
  • ‘Axone’ dishes out bittersweet memories
    Screengrabs from movie trailer of ‘Axone’ written and directed by Nicholas Kharkongor. The 96-minute feature, dealing with experiences of North Easterner in major cities outside the region, is slated to screen at the prestigious 63rd BFI London Film Festival to be held from October 2-13. (Photo screengrabs: BFI/Youtube)   Morung Express News Dimapur | August 30  A decade ago, a section of Delhi police issued a booklet titled, “Security Tips for northe
  • A day in the life of a woman traffic police
    A female traffic policewoman manning a traffic point in Kohima town. (Morung Photo)   Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | August 27 When the traffic policewomen were first deployed into the line of duty in regulating traffic rules in the state, they soon earned awe and respect of many - both men and women alike. It was, and still is captivating as the smartly and neatly dressed women in uniforms are seen, efficiently regulating the never ending traffic on the streets
  • Teacher Sulekha Sen
    Easterine Kire   My day started with an email from an unfamiliar name. It was nothing out of the ordinary. The writer was reviewing a book of mine and requested some answers to questions. She piqued my interest when she mentioned that she had grown up in Kohima and spent her younger days in my hometown. Very interestingly,she added that both her parents had been teachers during their stay and that her mother had been a teacher at my old school for many years. I eagerly wrote
  • On a 20-year old scooter, mother-son duo reach Nagaland as part of their pilgrimage
    40-year old D Krishna Kumar with his 80-year old mother, Chudarathana outside The Morung Express office, Dimapur on August 21. The mother-son duo, currently on a pilgrimage tour across the country on a scooter has travelled more than 44,000 km so far. They will cover two more North East states – Manipur and Mizoram, before they set homebound to Mysuru, Karnataka. (Morung Photo)   Morung Express News Dimapur | August 21 “Whatever we are today, it’s because of
  • Nagaland music industry set to conquer bigger stage
    In conversation with Theja Meru, advisor, Task Force for Music & Arts   Vishü Rita Krocha Nagaland, the first ever state in India to have recognized music as an industry, is all set to conquer bigger stage with the rebranding of the Music Task Force (MTF) to Task Force for Music & Arts (TaFMA). The recent appointment of Theja Meru, a recipient of Governor’s Award for excellence in Music (2006) as the advisor has also highly boosted especially the morale of mu
  • ‘Hard work, patience and respect’
    Yosa shares about his pursue of carpentry as profession   Morung Express News Kohima | August 20 For 29 years old Vingosa Yosa, nothing in his profession satisfies him more than watching his work complete and the joy gained from one’s own work of art. A self-taught carpenter by profession, Yosa learned carpentry at the age of 19 years which he successfully transformed into a full time profession. Specialised in making furniture, his products are mostly made from the Al
  • Librarian scarcity in Nagaland
    11 out of 12 govt libraries without librarians   Imkong Walling Dimapur | August 18 Were public libraries ever really a thing in Nagaland? Save the ones attached to educational institutions, the State Central Library in Kohima run by the Department of Art & Culture was the sole public library that the state could boast of as being functional.   But today, as per the records of the Department, every district headquarters in Nagaland, except Noklak, has a g
  • A few fine cobblers
    (Left to Right) Toyi Swuro, Votalu Luruo and employees of ‘Craft Gallery.’ (Morung Photo)   ‘Changing the lives of poor children by mending shoes’   Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | August 13  The sight of school children in tattered shoes struck a chord in Toyi Swuro’s heart—one of the reasons why he took up cobbling as a fulltime profession leaving behind his BA degree, diploma in Hotel Management and Master Diploma in Computer Application.
  • Kiphire: Farmers re-defining rural economy
    Farmers selling indigenous vegetables at Organic Market in Kiphire. (Morung Photo)   P. Achumse Yingbithongrü Kiphire | August 11 Agriculture has been the backbone of rural economy and a source of income generation for rural farmers as nearly 60% of the population depends on agriculture. However it hasn’t contributed as expected to the state’s economy due to lack of proper district wise market for local farmers, though the demand for local indigenous product rem
  • Addictive drug ‘Yaba’ makes entry into Nagaland
    Representative Image: Two Yaba tablet (The Madness Drug) on a golden paper of cigarette are seen in this file photo reportedly taken somewhere in Bangladesh. A 1000 Taka note is blurred behind. (Photo Courtesy: Labib Ittihadul/Flicker CC 2.0 License)   'Madness drug' is reportedly popular among college students   Atono Tsükrü Kohima | August 9 A new type of drug called ‘Yaba’ is said to have made an entry into the state, and is reportedly becoming larg
  • BTS Movie screens amidst excited ARMYs
    BTS Nagaland ARMYs cheering on for the K-Pop boy band ahead of the screening of their third film Bring The Soul: The Movie for the first time in Nagaland. (Morung Photo)   Morung Express News Dubbed as the biggest boy band on the entire planet, BTS released their third film, Bring The Soul: The Movie, and for the ever expanding BTS ARMYs in Nagaland, it was fulfillment of their long-awaited dream. The movie was screened along with the rest of the world today at Hill