Festivals

Assamese dances to open Italy's Int'l Film Festival

At the opening of the 45th Giffoni International Film Festival in Italy next week, Bihu and Bhortal, which are the two traditional dance forms of Assam will be performed by school students from the state. ..
   

Assamese feature film ‘Kothanodi’ gets prestigious honour in South Korea

Assamese feature film Kothanodi (The River of Fables) has been selected by the Asian Cinema Fund, South Korea, for its Post Production Grant 2015. The Asian Cinema Fund offers the film with the opportunity to complete its post-production in Korea, ..
   

Nagaland celebrates Tuluni with great pomp and gaiety

The premier festival of Sumi Nagas, Tuluni, was celebrated across Nagaland, with celebrations in Kohima displaying much pomp under the auspices of Kohima Sumi Hoho...
   

Fourth NE youth festival in Assam from 29-31 May 2015

The fourth North East Youth Festival is to be held at Majuli, Assam from 29th to 31st May, 2015 where grand celebration show rich cultural traditions and colours of the North Eastern region...
   

Arunachal to turn a prosperous state soon assets Rijiju

Addressing the Festival of Unity - the Arunachal Panorama at the Rajiv Gandhi University in Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that as per 14th Finance Commission recommendations, Arunachal will get four times ..
   

Assam: Third Tortoise Festival held

Guwahati, February 24: To create awareness about the conservation of endangered tortoise species in Assam, Environment and Forest Department of Dima Hasao district had organised the third Tortoise Festival at Hajong Lake. Discussions, presentation ..
   

Arunachal celebrates Statehood Day with pomp

Itanagar, February 23: The statehood day in Arunachal Pradesh was celebrated in a befitting manner at Subansiri stadium, Hapoli. The day was marked with cultural programme presentations from all the communities dwelling in Ziro. The Statehood day ..
   

Nagaland Festival to grace Mumbai with its folk art

Dimapur, February 17: The Nagaland Festival will grace Mumbai with its cultural diversity and folk art on 21st February 2015. The festival will add on to the beauty of Mumbai and exchange cultural values bwteeen the two regions. The second and final ..
   

Arunachal’s Reh festival begins on a colourful note

Arunachal began with it’s Reh Festival on a colorful note on Sunday. The forty-eighth Reh festival celebrated by Mishmi community of Arunachal Pradesh began on Sunday with much fanfare.The three day celebration was announced open ..
   

Arunachal’s Reh festival begins on a colourful note

Arunachal began with it’s Reh Festival on a colorful note on Sunday. The forty-eighth Reh festival celebrated by Mishmi community of Arunachal Pradesh began on Sunday with much fanfare...
   

Meghalaya celebrates R-Day with a pomp; aims for 'Destination Meghalaya'

Shillong, January 27: Celebrating the 66th Republic Day, Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma and deputy chief minister RC Laloo hoisted the national flag in Tura and Shillong respectively.On this ocasion,the chief minister announced the ambitious ..
   

US Film Festival invites Naga's Folk music film

Kohima, January 23: Nagaland's documentary on contemporary Naga folk music, “Songs of the Blue Hills”, has been invited to the North Carolina Global Film Festival in the US.The film is directed by National Award-winning film critic ..
   

‘Maati ke rang’ 2015 mesmerise dimapur audience

Dimapur, January 16: Dimapur saw visitors flocking to food courts serving delicacies from across India. The fishery pond at the NEZCC complex was converted into a food court. The festival started on January 13 and will alst till January17.Choral ..
   

‘Maati ke rang’ 2015 mesmerise dimapur audience

Choral groups performing on January 14, evening at the Maati Ke Rang 2015 festival at Dimapur. The Nagaland Singing Ambassadors gave a performance enough to induce goosebumps in the audience who came in vast numbers to hear the choirs perform, news ..
   

CMs from Myanmar impressed by Naga unity

Kohima, Dec 2: Chief Ministers of Sagaing U Thar Aye Kachin region U Lajon Ngan Sai from Myanmar Monday expressed joy over having experienced the ambience of the Hornbill Festival. They stated that the inaugural function was like “meeting ..
   

Governor, CM greet people on Indigenous Faith Day

Itanagar, Dec 1: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki Sunday greeted the people on the occasion of Indigenous Faith Day to be celebrated across the state tomorrow. The governor in his warm greetings ..
   

Assam Tribune: A glorious journey of 75 years

The Assam Tribune, the premier and oldest English daily of the north-eastern India, saw the light of the day in its weekly format on the fourth of August 1939. It was indeed an act of rare courage bordering on a daredevil act on the part of Radha ..
   

Assamese in US celebrate Rongali Bihu

Assamese in US celebrate Rongali Bihu Texas, (US), April 17: The Assamese community of Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin celebrated Rongali Bihu on April 12 with a daylong programme in the city of Houston, a press release stated. The programme ..
   

Arunachal celebrates Sangken Festival

With solemn pledge and prayer for wellbeing of all sentient, three day Sangken festival of Theravada Buddhist community began with beating of drums and gongs from April 14. Along with Khampti, Singpho and Tikhak ..
   

Chinese celebrate Harvest Festival in Sikkim

The Indian harvest festival was jointly celebrated by personnel of the Indian and Chinese armies at a special 'Border Personnel Meeting' (BPM) held at Nathu La border post in east Sikkim. The ..
   

Somra revels Ukhrul natives with Burmese culture

  somra festival Tusom (Ukhrul), Apr 14:A touch of Burmese tunes, dances and attractive traditional fineries enthral the Tangkhul natives in the remote Tusom village on the grand finale of cultural gala on Sunday. On Palm Sunday, the ..
   

Cheiraoba takes backseat in inner Manipur

Manipur CM-drama fest Imphal, April 14: The “crucial” poll fight has taken precedence over Cheiraoba (Meitei new year) celebrations tomorrow in the Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency. Political parties will continue campaigning ..
   

‘Festival of votes’ steals Bihu show in Assam

Bihu show in Assam Guwahati, April 14: With poll fever gripping the state, Assam’s Bihu festival seems to have taken a backseat for the time being. While political leaders are busy campaigning for votes for their respective parties, ..
   

Assam celebrates Rongali Bihu despite poll fever

rongali bihu-assam Guwahati, April 14 : The trill of the cuckoo, the lilting Bihu songs to the beating of dhols and cymbals accompanied by the mellifluous notes of bamboo flutes and buffalo horns heralded the festival of Rongali or Bohag Bihu ..
   

Umakanta Bairagi Receives Akademi Award

Sangeet Natak Akademi Award New Delhi, April 14: President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards to traditional Tokari Geet and Dehbichar Geet singer of Assam Umakanta Bairagi for the year 2013 at a function at the Rashtrapati ..
   

We Would Love to Have NE People in Bollywood

  Kiran Kher Shillong, March 19: With a long-standing connection to the North East, Kirron Kher was another ideal guest on the penultimate day of the Indian Panorama Film Festival. She was delighted with the cultural performances that ..
   

Assam's unique Holi a 3-5-day affair

It unfolds as a three-to-five-day event which starts with fireworks. In Assam's Sattriya tradition, Holi is a festival of heaven. In Barpeta, Holi is a celestial celebration played in their own small earthly heaven. ..
   

Indian Panorama Film Festival begins in Shillong

  The Indian Panorama Film Festival was inaugurated by Meghalaya Governor on MOnday at Shillong Shillong, March 4: The Indian Panorama Film Festival was inaugurated here on Monday in the presence of some of Bollywood actors. Governor ..
   

Oriah festival celebrated with gaiety

Itanagar, February 20: Oriah - the popular and major festival of the Wancho community of Longding district was celebrated on February 16 all over the state with much traditional gaiety and religious fervor. The main celebration was held ..
   

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