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A Space to Express

A trio formed Northeast Edit, a garage gallery initiative to showcase the art, craft and design from North-east India. Art curator Priti Rao sought a gallery space in Shillong for an artistic experience. She created one with Samya Deb…

April Hues in the Sky

At the advent of the month of April, Shillong takes on a festive mood. It is the month of Holy Easter, Shad Suk Mynsiem, Rongali Bihu, Navabarsha, and many other festivals of different communities living in the city. Uma Purkayastha writes…

Satyajit Ray: A secret bond with children

On the Birth Centenary Year of Satyajit Ray, the maestro’s work will be revisited again and again by admirers and critics. Among others, an area worth exploring is how the creative genius portrayed, and treated, children in his films and…

World Laughter Day

Did you Know? Founded by Dr Madan Kataria in 1995, the first ever World Laughter Day was celebrated on May 10, 1998 in Mumbai. It was part of the worldwide Laughter Yoga Movement which became his inspiration. Let’s find out some…

The Human Touch

Humans United for Animals and Nature, an NGO dedicated to caring for stray, abandoned and injured animals, celebrates a year of its existence. Lockdown saw some people kindling their entrepreneurial spirit. One such venture by friends…

CHAD SUKRA FESTIVAL

Since times immemorial, we, the acolytes of the indigenous faith - the Niamtre - have propelled the Chad Sukra, a spring festival comprising of various activities from dance to broadway and street parade. In many cultures, spring has been…

Earth needs our help!

Earth Day is a momentous occasion in the history of humankind; it reminds us of the birth of a modern environmental movement in 1970. Dr. Uttam Saikia writes on the significance of Earth Day. On 22nd April, 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson…

Many forms, One Vision

Gitanjali Dance Academy has been an innovative space for dancers, seekers and dance enthusiasts of Shillong. Here’s a story on the dancers who, collectively, believe in innovation and constant experimentation. Monica Chanda owes here…

The Great Indian Kitchen

Gender, explored through the kitchen space. Over the last few years, regional Cinema has been making great waves on the national as well as international platforms. The Malayalam film industry has made some spectacular films, in terms of…

KalaGhar: Social Enterprise and Women Empowerment

India boasts of a rich handicrafts industry – its history, as colourful as the regions, they come from. In recent years, entrepreneurs have ventured in handicrafts-related start-ups. Rajnish Singh writes about one such social enterprise –…