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The Green Village of Khonoma

That's our friend, Nishit Sharma aka @hopping_bug admiring the rice fields of Khonoma in Nagaland. Khonoma is the first Green village of Asia and holds a significant mark in history as well. The villagers do not rely on importing vegetables from outside and produce their own. The sale of tobacco and plastic is banned here. The villagers have also abolished hunting, a practice which makes up the core of Naga…

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The Musical village of Meghalaya

This is the only known music 'skul' in Meghalaya teaching the traditional Khasi tribal music. The skul opens only on Sundays and teaches the kids how to play Khasi instruments for free. The only ray of hope left for the dying traditional Khasi music, the musical school of Wahkhen.   This picture was taken by Gourav Gogoi, aka @gourav_gogoi on a project with us in Meghalaya. 

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The Pristine Mizoram.

  The Tuirihiau falls in Mizoram gives one of the most serene settings to a traveller. The name, Tuirihiau translates to the one that can be heard from far. This fall has a cave behind and can be witnessed from behind as well.   This picture was clicked by Abhishek Rawat aka, @ab_rawat while leading our first trip to Mizoram in March of 2019.

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A Headhunting Warrior

  One of the last surviving face-tattooed Headhunter of the Konyak tribe in Mon, Nagaland. He lifts his shirt up to show the ancient art of the Konyak tattoo still alive on his chest. This tattoo on his chest signifies his participation in the war.   This picture was clicked by Ron Bezbaruah aka, @crumpledpaperproductions on a project with us in Mon, Nagaland.

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Hold on to your roots

A man sways like Tarzan somewhere in the jungles of Meghalaya from the roots of the ficus trees, the very roots that are used in the construction of the ingenious living root bridges of Meghalaya! This photograph was shot by Abhishek Rawat aka ab_rawat on his exploration of Meghalaya as a ChaloHoppo Guy on August 2019.

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Soupy Chow

Two brothers in Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh, enjoy their soupy thukpa for breakfast. These old men are more adept at using chopsticks than spoons and forks. This photograph was shot by Ron Bezbaruah aka crumpled paper productions on his assignment with ChaloHoppo in May 2018.

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