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Author: Pratik Konthoujam

Award for Khasi Film Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty

Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty (2013), was adjudged as the best Khasi film in the 61st National Film Awards. The 110-minute film directed by Pradip Kurbah and co-produced by Kurbah with Ribiang Tlang, Heithmu Phawa and Sajeki Passah is a gripping account of militancy/ insurgency and its variegated perspectives and also the diminishing returns of militancy. Filmed partly in Bangladesh where all the arms deals happen, Ri is a true to life account of militancy in the Khasi-Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. It is expected to be released in Shillong and the other parts of the Northeast in June. Director: Pradip Kurbah Writer: Paulami Duttagupta Watch the Official Theatrical Trailer of RI: Homeland Of...

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Sikkim’s All Girls Band – Genesis Of Pink on CNN IBN

Genesis Of Pink, Sikkim’s first all girls band will be featured on national television, CNN IBN on 8th March, 2014 on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Go girls!!!! Genesis Of Pink ( G.o.P) is a four member all girls band from Sikkim that was formed on April 2013.The band also has a supporting dance crew. Here’s the line-up of the band: Mahima Apchunna Rai – Vocalist/Rhythm Guitarist Dechen Gyurmi Zangmu – Lead Guitarist Annies Pamo Lucksom – Bassist Shrishti Rai – Keyboardist Check out their FB page. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think...

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Shillong to Host Indian Panorama Film Festival

Shillong will be treated to the best of recent Indian cinema at the Indian Panorama Film Festival which will be held in the city from March 3 – 6. The Indian Panorama Film Festival is organized in  collaboration with the Meghalaya Department of Information and Public Relations, the Government of India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, International Film Festival India, and the Directorate of Film Festivals. The Indian Panorama Film Festival  will screen 11 films over the four-day event. There will also be a range of workshops open to filmmakers, students and the general public. Entry is free for all the events....

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Festival of Tibet in Guwahati

Guwahati will host the Festival of Tibet at Kalakshetra from Feb 2 to Feb 6. The Festival of Tibet is a 5 day long cultural event to promote Tibetan art and culture. His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, will inaugurate the festival. The Dalai Lama will be setting His Holy feet in Guwahati after 52 long years ever since he passed through this city last time in the year 1959. The main highlights of the Festival of Tibet will be: 1. A photo exhibition titled ‘Tibet – A long look homeward’ 2. Traditional Tibetan dances performed by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts...

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