Category Archives: Seven Sister States

The uniqueness of northeast states of India lies in their cultures. Each state stands out in terms of its practices. – Arka Roy Chowdhury (Times Travel, 18 June 2018)
The seven sister states of northeast – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura – and the Himalayan state of Sikkim could well become India’s next music epicentre. – Ruhi Batra (Times of India, 17 May 2015)

“Art forms cut across race and religion, they unite us”: Ziro Festival of Music – Arunachal Pradesh

Art forms cut across race and religion, they unite us: Ziro Festival of Music co-founder Bobby Hano Ziro Festival of Music, one of the longest-running music festivals in the country, will be returning in September this year. […] Bobby Hano, … Continue reading

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School enrolment and literacy: State priorities towards education under colonial rule and since India’s independence – Gujarat, Jharkhand, Manipur, Rajasthan & West Bengal

Vivek Menezes, Times of India, 20 January 2019 Why does China soar where India continues to struggle? The most basic reason is state priorities towards education. | Read the full report here >> As of 1947, the literacy rate in … Continue reading

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North-Eastern Areas – Scheduled Districts Act of 1874, political and constitutional changes

Over six years after its signing, the Bodoland Accord is yet to usher in substantive changes on the ground. M.S. PRABHAKARA in Guwahati […] The Sixth Schedule, extensively amended since the adoption of the Constitution, along with the Fifth Schedule … Continue reading

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Tips | Celebrating tribal identity: Culture-specific stories – Diversity in children’s books from India

Beyond stereotypes | Read the full story >> […] It took some time for [Nagaland-based artist Canato Jimo] to realise that diversity didn’t necessarily mean something that is steeped in cultural symbolism. “I started out by doing the obvious thing … Continue reading

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A splendid way of welcoming the new year among the Khamti community: The Buddhist Sangken festival (April) – Arunachal Pradesh

The Sangken festival is celebrated by Khamtis, they are one of the oldest tribes of Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh. The district is located in the plains of Arunachal Pradesh. The festival is a Buddhist festival celebrated with respect where … Continue reading

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