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Reflections On Theater Olympics 2010 In Seoul —Sarang: Humanity and Love—

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon at the "2010 Seoul Theater Olympics". Image Credit: http://english.seoul.go.kr Lessons we may learn from Korea: “Ladies and gentlemen, I have a dream to turn Seoul into a cultural and artistic hub in the world!”The above line is quoted from a statement by the Mayor... 

63rd Zoumi Namni Celebrated

IMPHAL, Feb 21: The 63rd edition of the Zoumi festival, Zoumi Namni was celebrated at Sajik Tampak in Chandel district yesterday under the joint aegis of the Kana Area Kuki Chiefs’ Association, United Zou Organization and the Kuki Students’ Organization. The celebration was graced by Chandel AC MLA... 
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NE Theatre Festival Begins Today

IMPHAL, Feb 18: When politicians failed to heal the hearts, art and culture take over the responsibility of bridging the divide created by imaginary boundaries of hearts and territories. This must be the driving force for people behind North East Theatre Festival 2011 that will kick start from February... 

Theatre Workshop Ends

IMPHAL, Jan 20: The 15-day long workshop on ‘˜Traditional folk theatre and traditional clown of Manipur’ organized by Repertory for Performing Arts of Manipur concluded at Rupmahal Theatre today. In all 24 boys and 8 girls participated in the workshop completely. Presenting a report on the... 

Gaan-Ngai: A festival Of Zeliangrong People Of North-East

Gaan Ngai festival. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. Throughout out the history of human culture, certain days or periods of time have been set aside to commemorate, ritually celebrate or re-enact, or anticipate events or seasons’”agricultural, religious, or socio-cultural’”that give meaning... 

Significance Of Gaan-Ngai Festival

Chakaan Gaan-Ngai is the greatest living festival of the Zeliangrong people of North East India. It is a religious and cultural festival. This festival signifies a distinct identity of Zeliangrong people. It is a kind of festival of mixture of the living and dead. The whole culture, religion and social... 

Thangal Naga Festival Ang-Gee Pheo Tangnit Celebrated

Traditional dance being presented during Ang-Gee Pheo Tangnit celebrations. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 7: Thangal Naga festival, Ang-Gee Pheo Tangnit (feast of sanctification) was celebrated at Nteiramphung (Tumnoupokpi) village of Senapati district on January 5 last. The program was... 

Kachai Gears Up For Lemon Fest

UKHRUL, Jan 7: ‘Come January and you will be enraptured by the sweet aroma of ‘˜Lemon” is an old saying in the Lemon capital of Manipur-Kachai village of Ukhrul district and it still stands true today. With the coming of January, the village is once again all set for the 5th edition... 

Lourok Kumhei Celebrated

IMPHAL, Jan 7: As in previous years, the 4th Lourok Kumhei (post-harvest festival) was celebrated at Khumbong Bazar today. Organized under the aegis of Youth Development Association (YDA), Khumbong, the theme of the celebration this year was ‘˜Food is life’. Padmashree L Nabakishore and... 

Decks Cleared For North-East Youth Fest

Rewben Mashangva, one of the star attractions IMPHAL, Jan 6: Union Minister of Water Resources Vincent H. Pala will grace the North East Youth Festival at Senapati while New Delhi based ‘˜Rock and Roll’ band Parikrama will enthrall the crowd. The North East Youth Festival organized by Youth... 

North-East Had Less Of Phoren And More Of Desi In 2010

Gig at school organized by Eastern Beats Music Society For a region known for its fascination with rock, 2010 was a bit of a dampener in the Northeast because of the absence of performances of international bands worth reckoning; a major reason being the lack of viable venues and the closing down of... 

Mega North-East Youth Fest Takes One More Step Forward

GUWAHATI, Dec 6: The ‘North East Youth Festival to be held next month at Senapati in Manipur is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the North East communities,’ said Dominic Chawang, convener of the mega event. The event will be sponsored by Youth Initiative Foundation (YIF). Addressing... 

KUT Should Not Lose Its Sanctioned Honor

As the refrain goes Akum kum’a kimang jing’¦. Liem u te khannou guol’¦ Ganpijangte Chanvang Kut’¦ A Golden Jubilee stone of ‘Chavang Anthah Lhun Kut‘ has been erected on the 18th of this month at Ganpijang village, Sadar Hills. This indicated that Kut celebration...