Today is Cheiraoba, the start of another year in the Meitei calendar. It is a day ideally spent with one’s own family. In many homes, guests are not really welcomed with open arms on this day. The first half of the day is typically spent in and around the kitchen while the remaining half would … Continue reading A happy meal, a Hillock and the Flora of the Season : Happy Cheiraoba!
Jagabondhu kang tongba nungaibra? – Nungaite kok tum ingao-ngaowi [Jagabondhu, is it nice to ride the cart? – No, it isn’t, it makes me feel dizzy] The Hindu festival of Rathyatra, also known as the cart festival, is known as ‘kang’ in Manipur. It lasts for ten days. In the beginning and the end of … Continue reading Celebrating the festival of Kang (Rathyatra) in Manipur