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Jessica | Dimapur

February 14, 2017

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“I am a Fashion Designer by profession but if I wasn’t one I’d be an anthropologist or working at a wildlife sanctuary.”

What do you like best about where you live?
I take pride in our culture, our roots, our heritage. Otherwise Dimapur is a small town – comfortable and slow.

Give me a list of things you love.
Porcelain dolls. Machu Pichu. Summer. Sea. Volleyball. Anthropology. Coconuts. Swinghop. Prawns.

— Jessica Kesogi Kent, Dimapur Jan 2016

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sentilila | Dimapur

December 17, 2015

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Tell me something about yourself.
I’m a science student and just an everyday girl who loves reading, food, and clothes.

Do you have a favorite book and what are you currently reading?
I read mostly bad boy stories from Wattpad. So no favourites really.
Currently reading ‘I sold myself to the devil for Vinyls, Pitiful I know’. It’s not as cliché as it sounds.

Are there any words or phrases that you use the most?
‘Oh my God!’, ‘Like seriously?’ I gasp at almost everything.

What’s the best part about your life in Kohima?
The weather!

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2015. Dimapur, Nagaland.

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Aien Jamir | dimapur

September 25, 2015

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How was your childhood like?
I remember being one of the boys as I grew up with three brothers in the house. I grew up in a small town called Chumukedima near Dimapur.

What do you do?
Blogging.

What’s the hardest thing about blogging?
Location scouting for photo shoots.

What are you wearing?
Head to toe: thrifted
Sling bag: Zara

What are you currently listening to?
Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me

What’s the best thing you saw on internet this week?
Stage makeup tips on how to use makeup to look like a man.

Who cuts your hair?
Usually my friends. Whoever is around. This time my friend Temsuna cut for me.

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Dimapur, Nagaland. January 2015.

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pur & asano | dimapur

September 20, 2015

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Where are you from?
We are from Dimapur, Nagaland.

What do you do?
Pur: Freelance interior decorator & event planner
Asano: I am a graphic designer & an entrepreneur.

What’s your favorite word?
P: Effervescent- I don’t know why!
A: Mush.

How would you describe your style?
P: Comfort & functional. Don’t know if theres a word for that. I wear what I feel like everyday.
A: A mix of classic and trendy I guess. I like some trendy styles but need them in black or white. That, and a bit of gold accessories. I say “a bit”, people say “a lot”.

Do you have any fashion icons?
P: No.
A: None, really. Maybe I lean towards what K-pop artistes wear.

What’s the best part about your life in Dimapur?
P: Family & friends. I cannot function without them.
A: The best part would be the security. I’m around family, friends, and working in the place I grew up and that familiarity is reassuring.

What song/band are you currently listening to?
P: I’m listening to a lot of K-pop lately like Big Bang, 2ne1. Bits of Tori kelly and Leroy Sanchez.
A: What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber. Oriental Dream by Shalo Kent. (It’s not released yet.)

What was your last weekend like?
P: I don’t remember much. My head hurts thinking about it.
A: Work filled. Decorated a Ninja themed party and worked on a magazine design till 3 am.

What places do you recommend to hang at in Dimapur?
P: Upstairs for drinks & Tom Yum Goong for food- the chicken wings & liver chilly is amazing.
A: There’s not much to do but after dark – Upstairs and Hooligans.

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Dimapur, January 2015.

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Amen | dimapur

September 14, 2015

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Tell me something about yourself.
I am a baker by profession. I also teach children at church. I love food. I am faith & family driven. I live each day as it comes and I’m not worried about tomorrow.

What kind of music do you like? 
I like classical symphonies of Beethoven, Mozart, Erik Satie, John Kraemer, Yiruma, etc.

Do you have any favourites?
Gymnopedie by Erik Satie. Four Seasons by  Vivaldi.

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Dimapur, January 2015.

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1980, Dimapur | wearabout vintage

March 14, 2015

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Naga women in their early 20s.
c. 1980. Dimapur, Nagaland.

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“First photo is of my mom Aien(r) and her friend Akumla taken in the early 80s somewhere in Nagarjan in Dimapur.

Second photo is of my mom(l) and her friend Amen sometime in the late 70s. This was taken while on the way to their tuition classes.

My mom works as an assistant teacher now.”

– sent in by Temsuna

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Angami Naga Women in Sunday Traditional

January 14, 2015

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Angami naga women in their 80s. Returning from church.

“She is very old. I am 81. I used to be a teacher. My husband was the third person to own a scooter in Dimapur.” — Khrieleni Terhuja(r)

January 2014. Dimapur, Nagaland. 

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December 6, 2014

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Photos from seconds market, supermarket, two weddings, streets, and a shoot.

Dimapur, January 2013.

Chakhesang Naga Woman

March 8, 2014

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Mercy Tetseo. Chakhesang Naga. Likes Katie Melua and Sonnet 17 by Neruda.

“I’m wearing vintage floral print silk dress from my mom’s youth. She picked it up from a Burmese store in Dimapur in the late 70s. The necklace is a Khiamniungan tribe orange/rust beads usually worn by young women.”

Photographed at a wedding in Dimapur, Nagaland in January 2013.

Zuboni Humtsoe

January 28, 2014

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Zuboni Humtsoe, 23. Superwoman. Lotha NagaLives in Dimapur.

“I wish I could be 23 forever. That way I would have all the time in the world to run after my dreams. Don’t have to worry about getting old and doing things in a hurry, no?

I grew up here in Sema Tilla in Dimapur. There was nothing here. We would fly & chase kites, go looking for frogs, climb trees, steal bugri, steal milk from the army cantonment area, steal vegetables and coconuts from Catholic priest’s garden. As a kid, I think I was different. When other kids would talk about barbies and picnics and all pretty things, I would dream about traveling to new places. My sister thinks I am a ‘dreamer’ but I am realistic too and that is when I start doubting myself.

I studied Political Science in Delhi. I loved the subject. College taught me a lot about world and life. It gave me the confidence to do what I want to do and not follow the crowd. Here, in Nagaland, everybody is obsessed with white collar jobs, security of government jobs, and comfort of a pension. Working in the government is easy. You don’t even have to work at times.

I like observing how people dress up and style themselves. Since school I was fascinated by fashion shows and elaborate photoshoots in magazines. Part of growing up in a society that’s obsessed with vintage clothing also fascinated me. My childhood is flooded with vintage shopping memories — my mother and aunts would wear high waisted denims with cotton crop tops and their favorite shade of red lipstick — a trip to the market was never complete without a visit to the ‘other’ side. We would have fun dressing up…that was happiness for us.

I like everything by Michael Buble. Sunrise & Happy Pills by Norah Jones are my favourites.”

Do you have any fashion icons?
I like Cate Blanchett and Frida Giannini.

If you could live somewhere else, where would you be? 
Japan.

Photographed and interviewed in Dimapur in Jan 2013.

Lidowe Krome

August 17, 2013

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Lidowe Krome, 21. Philosophy student at Patkai. Belongs to Chakhesang tribe. Has been in Dimapur for about 7 years. Spends most of her time playing online poker and Need For Speed. Likes Fergie, Vh1, Whistle, True Love & noodles. Shops mostly from Zara & Adidas. Has coloured her hair more than 50 times.

What do you like about Fergie?
Her music. And her style — it’s very bold.

When did you start colouring your hair?  
I think the first time was when I was in class 4th. I used to watch my mom colour her hair. She inspired me. Later she started helping me to colour mine and I’d also go to the parlour.

Do you read any fashion magazines or fashion websites?
Sometimes People magazine. I used to check out some blogs through facebook but I don’t remember now.

Where do you hangout here?
We mostly go to Zephyr lounge. Or Baskin Robbins near Popular Bakery.

Do you go clubbing?
Sometimes. Maybe to Pebbles or some house parties or resorts.

Have you been to the only film theatre here?
No. Where is it?

It’s somewhere near Breeze restaurant.

How did you spend your 21st birthday?
At home, with my family. Nothing special. There was a cake. This other time I spent it in my college canteen with friends as most of them stay in the hostel.

Photographed earlier this year at the Wednesday Market in Dimapur on a Sunday.

Carol Humtsoe

March 14, 2013

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Has a cat called Piggy, a dog called Edie, and has been listening to Yesterday on repeat.

Is 24 years old. Works as a model. Is from Dimapur. Shuttles between Bombay and Delhi for work.

Photographed today(!) at Pragati Maidan, Delhi. Was there for Bodice/Paromita Banerjee show at WIFW. Is wearing her mom’s dress that she picked from a flea.

Tinali Sumi

February 23, 2013

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Belongs to the Sema/Sumi Naga tribe. Lives in Dimapur.
Photographed at a wedding in Dimapur.


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