They might not be as popular as football and cricket. But in remote areas of Assam, a thriving culture of indigenous games has existed for years— marked by ingenuity and played by children and adults alike. Now one man is on mission to document them all.
Axone follows a day in the life of a group of Northeasterners in Delhi through a wedding, a feast, a landlord-tenant clash — and in them all, the quintessential Northeastern experience in the big city.
The Manipur Sangai Festival is an opportunity to see the best the northeastern state has to offer with the land coming alive with its unique dance performances by its 32 tribes, indigenous games and sports, music and some mouth-watering food.
The British Council and IMG Reliance signed an agreement last month to help exotic indigenous textile products of the northeast region get a global platform through the project - 'A Telegram from Tripura', a senior official of the Council said.
English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nagamese and Manipuri — dialogues roll off six different tongues in this multi-crore film set in the Northeast India made by two young men who grew up in Assam’s Golaghat
The top brass of the Army held a detailed deliberation last month to look at recalibration of operations since there appears to be a "manifested caution" being exercised because of the directives of the court on AFSPA-related cases, sources said.
“We conducted a surprise raid at Bhattapukur Kalitilla area late night yesterday and recovered around 400 litres of countrymade liquor and a stash of cash, mostly in small denominations..." said a police official.
Modi also spoke about reduced instances of violence in northeast India and gave credit to the Army, Centre and state governments for repealing of AFSPA in Tripura, Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
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