WangkheiPhee: weaving traditions.

Posted by - December 19, 2020

Written and pictures by Nidhi Athokpam As the wedding season draws closer, the weavers of Manipur are as excited as the brides. In a typical Meitei wedding, you would get to witness the excitement of the celebrations through a colorful palette of ethnic wear. This is tied down at the same time to the solemnity

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Halley Laithangbam

Posted by - November 11, 2020

NeW Bureau We finally had the opportunity to have an up close personal interview with Mr. Halley Laithangbam. A model cum an entrepreneur and former Mister International India 2015,hailing from Imphal Manipur. As we talk to him, he speaks about how independent he is and at the same time systematic and hard-working. He loves to

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Madhabi Natural Homemade Soaps- A local initiative from Manipur

Posted by - November 11, 2020

NeW Bureau A young Bollywood actor from Manipur, Bijou Thangjam is now going back to his roots and trying to promote local handmade products. He is slowly gaining popularity for his initiative —Madhabi natural handmade soaps. He started Madhabi Natural Handmade soaps to promote local products and to generate employment during the pandemic. Named after

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Manipur: Diverse Bamboos that are Indigenous to the Land

Posted by - October 7, 2017

NeW Bureau Manipur harbour a high diversity of bamboo. More than 54 species of bamboo under 9 genera have been reported from Manipur against 136 species under 23 genera from India as a whole. The State has 15 species of bamboos that are all indigenous to the land, out of which two varieties are of

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Weaving in Manipur: A Rich Cultural Heritage

Posted by - September 1, 2017

NEW Bureau Manipur enjoys a distinct place amongst the Handloom Industry in India.  Handloom weaving forms a part of socio-cultural tradition of the peoples of Manipur which has a rich cultural heritage. The craft is woven with culture and spiritual beliefs of the natures of Manipur since the time immemorial. Handloom industry in the State

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Thokchom Sony: Art and stimulation

Posted by - March 5, 2017

Meet Thokchom Sony, a 28 year old artist from Manipur based in New Delhi, who is currently teaching as contract faculty in A.J.K. Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia. Having studied fine arts, Thokchom began his vocation as an independent artist by illustrating graphic novels to children story books amid his graduation. He has

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