Posts Tagged ‘nagaland’

Imcha with his cat Aket

August 6, 2017

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List of things you love.
I love Nagaland, axone & anushi, kolar beans from Tuensang, and freshly brewed Kachari rice beer on a hot day. I love my Yamaha P105. I love cycling. 2014 Forest Hills Drive by J. Cole. Parade by Polar Lights.

What inspires you?
Mari by Easterine Kire. My Training Years 1936-49: An Autobiography by I. Ben Wati. The Cat Returns by Hiroyuki Morita. Dzukou Valley.

What makes you dance?
I feel you by Wonder Girls

How would you describe yourself?
A cat by the hearth.

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Photographed at a wedding in Dimapur, January 2016.

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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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keds | Kohima

December 18, 2016

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“I love cats and I like to be in high heels all the time no matter where I go.”

— Keds Krome, Designer/ex-model

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Kohima, January 2013.

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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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Indian Street Style (Naga Shawl) | AnOther Loves

December 1, 2015

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Indian Street Style (man wearing an Angami Naga shawl). On AnOther Loves.

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Kohima, 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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Kuluvelu | kohima

September 15, 2015

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Likes junk food, anime, and Bruno Mars.

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Kohima, December 2012.

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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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Young Chakhesang Naga Girls

August 20, 2015

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Young Chakhesang Girls at the Hornbill Festival.

Kohima, Nagaland. December 2014.

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Tsakü Khwü (forever young) | Naga Shawls

July 11, 2015

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“I am wearing a Tsakü Khwü(forever young) Shawl. It’s a unisex Chakhesang traditional shawl usually worn by young people.” – Kuvelu Tetseo from Tetseo Sisters.

Kohima, Nagaland. 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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Lozano

January 25, 2015

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Lozano likes orchids, teapots, long walks, and Céline. 

Are you materialistic?
I used to be.

How did you get interested in fashion?
Growing up I was surrounded by aunts and relatives who were always well dressed. They would go outside Nagaland just to shop. Living outside in cities was a rarity then but they’d go to the extents of getting the best of clothes, shoes, jewellery. When you are surrounded by so many beautiful people I think it gets rubbed off onto your personality as well.  I think our taste in fashion start developing early when we are exposed to beautiful mekhlas and chadors. At a young age, we are in tune with colours, mixing prints, blending attires. It’s like a part of our culture and tradition.

Do you have a favourite memory from your childhood?
I remember I would chase dragon flies…climb up trees and dream I was floating.

How was your childhood like?
Lonely. I was very lonely as a child. And free. And I was hungry all the time. Lonely. But happy.

What are you currently listening to?
Red lights by Tiesto.

How would you describe yourself?
I am a simple girl who loves colours and vintage things.

December 2013. Kohima, Nagaland. 

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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. 

working class | kohima

December 30, 2014

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Clothes seller at a flea market.

Kohima, Nagaland. December 2012.

Konyak Naga Men in Traditional Clothes

December 14, 2014

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Konyak Naga Men.

“Tattoos on their faces signify that they have partaken in the practice of headhunting.”

December 2014. Hornbill Festival, Nagaland.

Sema Naga | Naga Shawls

December 14, 2014

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Sema Naga man.

January 2013. Kohima, Nagaland.

Yimchunger Naga | Naga Shawls

December 14, 2014

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Yimchunger Naga man.

December 2014. Hornbill Festival, Nagaland.

Young Chakhesang Naga Girl

December 8, 2014

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Young Chakhesang Naga girl in traditional clothes.

Hornbill Festival, Nagaland. December 2014.

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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.


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