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Traditional Method Of Making Clothes Of The Zeliangrong

Material culture has two distinct but inseparable aspects. One aspect is the utilitarian side; it deals with the fulfillment of wants for biological livelihood of man, and its finish products appear different from place to place depending upon the natural conditions including the availability of raw... 

AZSU Appeals Zeliangrong People To Stay Away From MCA Programs

IMPHAL, May 3: Reiterating its charter of demands which included immediate withdrawal of AFSPA 1958 from North East region, immediate transfer of 11 AR from Zeliangrong areas and befitting punitive action against the alleged high handed Col Chonkar of 11 AR, the All Zeliangrong Students’ Union (AZSU)... 
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AZSU (AMN) To Let Off Steam Through 48 Hrs Bandh, AR Pilloried, Decks Cleared For Bandh

IMPHAL, Apr 15: All Zeliangrong Students’ Union- Assam, Manipur and Naga-land (AZSU–AMN) has today issued strict directives to all its zonal units to brace them-selves up for the proposed 48-hour total bandh starting April 17 midnight in Zeliangrong areas in Manipur against the highhanded of the... 

Students Take Stir Against Power Cut To Exam Rooms

IMPHAL, Mar 31: In an apparent display against the State Govt’s failure to supply power in Tamenglong, candidates today wore black badges while appearing for their matric examinations in the Zeliangrong dominated district. The remote district has been reeling under prolonged power cut since the last... 

Bodies Differ On Removal Of AR

IMPHAL, Mar 29: The question of removing 11 Assam Rifles from Zeliangrong areas particularly from Tamenglong district has cropped up as a bone of contention among Zeliangrong organizations. Reacting strongly to the statement of certain group that demand for removal of 11 AR from Zeliangrong areas was... 

Heraka: The Primordial Religion

The Zeliangrong people of North East have followed a profound indigenous religion known as the Heraka. Heraka literally means in Zemei pure and not impure. Hera means smaller deities; Ka means fence, or give up, to obstruct, to avoid. So all prohibitions and sacrifices associated with the smaller gods... 

Zeliangrong Bodies Cry Foul Against NSCN (IM)

IMPHAL, Mar 7: Several Zeliangrong bodies have strongly condemned the gun battle that broke out at Khoupum between ZUF and NCSN-IM on March 5 resulting in the death of one Poule and casualties to many. According to a joint press release issued by Zeliangrong Baudi, AZSU, ZSUM, Zeliangrong Women Society... 

Senior Citizens’ Forum Tamenglong To Organize Special Seminar

TAMENGLONG, Jan 21: Senior Citizens’ Forum Tamenglong is organizing a special seminar to have an in-depth discussion on the present socio-political challenges in Naga society with special reference to the Zeliangrong community. The decision was taken in a meeting of the forum held on January 20 last,... 

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... 

NIPCO Presents Gaan Ngai Gifts

IMPHAL, Jan 21: Taking full participation in the Gaan Ngai celebration, a post-harvest festival, of the Zeliangrong community, National Identity Protection Committee (NIPCO) has presented various gifts including eatable and clothing items. On the fourth day of the five-day long celebration today, an... 

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... 

Gaan Ngai Fest Kick Starts Amid Fanfare

A cultural dance number presented on the opening function of Kabui traditional Gaan Ngai festival at Imphal. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Jan 18: The Gaan Ngai celebration, the biggest post-harvest festival of the Zeliangrong community, has begun from today with traditional fervor and gaiety. The... 

Zeliangrong Romances With Tradition By ‘Drumming’ Up Young Adults

Image Credit: Indianezone IMPHAL, Jan 12: In a throwback to the tradition of yore, the Zeliangrong community of Manipur has performed the rites of passage called Kong’“Poumei (drum dedication ceremony) as a precursor to accepting young residents of dormitory as adults in the society. The ceremony...