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NE@CONNECT – An Interview with Khevito Elvis Lee of BASIC

Last week we managed to catch up with Khevito Elvis Lee who is the Project Manager of BASIC, the brains behind 7×7 the music project. A music project that brought 7 bands from the 7 states of North East India together for one cause – a drug free North East India.   What’s BASIC? What’s the whole idea behind it? BASIC (Be Aware, Support, Inform & Care) is an ongoing quest which began in August 2011 to bring about positive social change through various social innovations and collaboration with diverse social contributors. BASIC is an answer to a quest a group of friends...

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IMI – Kohima Summit

Nagaland will host this year’s Indian Mountain Initiative Summit (IMI – SMDSIII) at Kohima. The Summit will start on September 25 till September 27. The focus theme for the Kohima Summit will be water, agriculture, and forest. IMI is an initiative focused on bringing together and developing 11 Indian Himalayan mountain states and the Darjeeling Hills district of West Bengal. The IMI – SMDSIII or the Kohima Summit is jointly organised by LEAD India, YouthNet, ICIMOD and SDFN.   via...

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Nagaland Band Purple Fusion on Sound Trippin S2

MTV SoundTrippin S2 will feature Purple Fusion, the band from Nagaland. Purple Fusion focuses on experimental folk fusion and has been creating amazing music since 2012. Their music is a heady concoction of traditional Naga folk, rock, blues, funk, and jazz et al. The band is based in Dimapur, Nagaland. Check out their music on ReverbNation.     For more info visit their FB page. image via...

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Big Bazaar opens store in Agartala

Tripura gets its first Big Bazaar store at Agartala and a swanky 4 screen multiplex. The retail chain is already a great hit among homemakers. The store in Agartala is spread over 3 stories and hopes to provide a great shopping experience in the city. Now with the Durga Pooja celebrations about a month away, it sure is going to be a great shopping time for the homemakers in Agartala.   via – India...

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all-day 3rd Manipur Statehood Day Women’...
3rd Manipur Statehood Day Women’...
Jan 17 – Jan 21 all-day
3rd Manipur Statehood Day Women's Polo Tournament
Manipur Tourism organizes the women’s polo tournament every year to commemorate the Manipur statehood day. Manipur is the birthplace of modern Polo.
all-day Lui Ngai Ni @ Senapati
Lui Ngai Ni @ Senapati
Feb 15 all-day
The Lui-Ngai-Ni Festival is one of the biggest festivals of the Nagas (Anal, Mao, Maram, Poumai, Tangkhul, Zemei, Liangmai, Rongmei, Puimei, Moyon, Monshang, Maring, Tarao, Lamkanq, Chothe, Kharam, Chiru, Koireng, and Thangal Naga tribes) of Manipur. Lui-Ngai-Ni Festival[...]
all-day Aoling Festival @ Mon
Aoling Festival @ Mon
Apr 1 – Apr 5 all-day
The Aoling Festival marks the arrival of spring season and the  start of new year for the Konyak tribe of Nagaland.

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