RootsandLeisure
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#faces | “Watching my Neighbourhood Change Through a Sad Yet Memorable Photo” ~ Smyrna Samten from Sikkim. . "I grew up in this neighborhood "Daragaon" in Sikkim. Out here, it can get really hot during summers - and especially grueling, when you have to climb the many stairs along the way in this area. So I often used to take shade under the trees on the sides while climbing up the long stairs. Even when tired, the beautiful staircase with the greenery used to be really soothing and beautiful to look at. Especially a sight to admire when it rains, as the stairs are swept clean and the trees shine with health from the raindrops. I have actually taken tons of pictures of this beautiful walkway over the years (go to R&L blog to see how it used to look like - link in bio). . So it was a really sad day when I took this particular picture below. I was walking home through the same walkway and I found trees chopped and the trunks laid aside like dead bodies so I clicked it. The man in the picture was loading them into his truck. Amidst my sadness, and as I walked up the steps, it hit me suddenly that watching your neighborhood change is also a big part of growing up - especially when things that have subconsciously been a part of you, no longer remains.” – Smyrna Samten (@smyrnalives_in_a_legohouse ). Go to R&L blog to see how the staircase used to look like - link in bio and below👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/my-neighbourhood-by-smyrna-samten-from-sikkim/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #mychildhood #memories #myneighborhood #faces #locallife #sikkim #daragaon #northeastindia #northeast #northeast_india #neighborhood #life #changes #home #dailyig

Young Fashionable Folks Share What's Trending in the Local Fashion Scene in Nagaland. . In photo here @sungjemish , "I can’t really pin point a particular style that is trending right now in Nagaland, but to me fashion is about expressing individuality and creativity. So if you wear anything with confidence, it just makes everything trendy ." . More photo and trend updates on R&L - link in bio and below 👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/local-fashion-scene-in-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #nagastreetstyle #style #trends #fashion #streetwear #naga #fashionable #igstyle #dimapur #localfashion #dailywear #summerfashion #northeastindia #northeastindiafashion #northeastfashion #fashionbloggerindia #localfashion #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #streetstyleindia #streetwearindia

Young Fashionable Folks Share What's Trending in the Local Fashion Scene in Nagaland. . In photo here Tono yeptho ,"I think “Freestyle” is the word that best describes the popular trend here in Nagaland. Everyone’s basically doing their own thing, so you see a wide variety of trends walking the streets in Nagaland. Nagas are blessed with an innate eye for good fashion taste and even more blessed, because they can pull off anything with ease." . More photo and trend updates on R&L - link in bio and below 👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/local-fashion-scene-in-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #nagastreetstyle #style #trends #fashion #streetwear #naga #fashionable #igstyle #dimapur #localfashion #dailywear #summerfashion #northeastindia #northeastindiafashion #northeastfashion #fashionbloggerindia #localfashion #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #streetstyleindia #streetwearindia

Young Fashionable Folks Share What's Trending in the Local Fashion Scene in Nagaland. . In photo here @_asenn "I don’t keep much track of trends happening around the world which is why my style can best be described as comfy, casual and fun. I see most people out here opt for comfortable and casual outfits to beat the summer heat but they do it in much omph and style. I also see a lot of ruffles trending these days here in Nagaland.” . More photo and trend updates on R&L - link in bio and below 👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/local-fashion-scene-in-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #nagastreetstyle #style #trends #fashion #streetwear #naga #fashionable #igstyle #dimapur #localfashion #dailywear #summerfashion #northeastindia #northeastindiafashion #northeastfashion #fashionbloggerindia #localfashion #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #streetstyleindia #streetwearindia

Young Fashionable Folks Share What's Trending in the Local Fashion Scene in Nagaland. . In photo here @ben_patton_ovung " Sneakers and trainers, I must say have pretty much transcended trend territory currently in Nagaland. I have seen many who pair sneakers with endless outfit combos such as summer dresses (maxi and medi), shorts, jeans, cropped trousers, wide legged trousers etc which looks super cool and chic." . More photo and trend updates on R&L - link in bio and below 👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/local-fashion-scene-in-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #nagastreetstyle #style #trends #fashion #streetwear #naga #fashionable #igstyle #dimapur #localfashion #dailywear #summerfashion #northeastindia #northeastindiafashion #northeastfashion #fashionbloggerindia #localfashion #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #streetstyleindia #streetwearindia

Young Fashionable Folks Share What's Trending in the Local Fashion Scene in Nagaland. . In photo here @arenzung '“Thanks to social media, speed of fashion inspiration to actually wearing the latest trends is almost instant; what we see in magazines, TV or internet takes no time to reach the streets of Dimapur. . My everyday wear is fitted/tailored pants, comfy and functional separates. I believe in minimalism and like to keep it simple and add accessories. I’ll also choose flats over heels any day.” . More photo and trend updates on R&L -Link in the bio and below👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/local-fashion-scene-in-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #nagastreetstyle #style #trends #fashion #streetwear #naga #fashionable #igstyle #dimapur #localfashion #dailywear #summerfashion #northeastindia #northeastindiafashion #northeastfashion #fashionbloggerindia #localfashion #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #streetstyleindia #streetwearindia

Young Fashionable Folks Share What's Trending in the Local Fashion Scene in Nagaland. . In photo here @anishi_man "I think the most popular and obvious trend in local fashion scene would be the “comfort and trendy” combo. For me, I like to wear simple outfits – with mostly basic items like a tee, shirt and simple tailored/chino pants. I do love a nice shirt with some prints and pleasant colors, it makes me feel fresh and good. I’ll always choose comfort over trends any day.” . More photo and trend updates on R&L - link in bio and below 👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/local-fashion-scene-in-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #nagastreetstyle #style #trends #fashion #streetwear #naga #fashionable #igstyle #dimapur #localfashion #dailywear #summerfashion #northeastindia #northeastindiafashion #northeastfashion #fashionbloggerindia #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #streetstyleindia #streetwearindia

Young Fashionable Folks Share What's Trending in the Local Fashion Scene in Nagaland. We wanted to take you guys into the streets of Nagaland to give a quick glimpse into the local fashion scene, so our contributor reached out to seven of her friends to talk about what they are wearing, and what's trending in their neighborhood. . In photo here @iuli_yeptho "People out here are pretty bold when it comes to fashion choices; they love experimenting with their looks – be it casual or formal. They have a knack for mix-and-match to create unique personal styles. I’d say that Naga people are rather unbeatable in fashion – and deserving of being called trendsetters.What do you think? And streetwear fashion is where most people here nails it.” . More photo and trend updates on R&L - link in bio and below👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/local-fashion-scene-in-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #nagastreetstyle #style #trends #fashion #streetwear #naga #fashionable #igstyle #dimapur #localfashion #dailywear #summerfashion #northeastindia #northeastindiafashion #northeastfashion #fashionbloggerindia #streetstyle #streetstylefashion #streetstyleindia #streetwearindia

For those who have never been to “Pulie Badze” in Jotsoma Village, Kohima, find out why locals and tourists alike love trekking to this hilltop. Also a reminder for folks in Nagaland to plan another getaway to this local hotspot this weekend! :) More on “Pulie Badze” and photos on R&L - link in bio & below 👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/pulie-badze-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #puliebadze #kohima #jotsoma #nagaland #trekking #nature #naturelovers #trek #mountains #beautifulnature #nagalanddiaries #localhangout #localspot

"Through Kara Sabi, I attempt to present the beauty of handmade in its rustic form.Each piece is individually handcrafted to be cherished for its inconsistencies and flaws and thus asks the user to find beauty in their imperfections. I make functional art as well as decorative pieces. This includes tableware (platters, plates, bowls) to vases to sculptural forms. My product ranges from INR 500 for small utility products to INR 8000 for art pieces." . Check out Kara Sabi's (@Karasabi_ ) ceramic collection, we are especially a little obsessed with her ceramic plates and bowls! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #karasabi #delhi #artist #ceramics #wabisabi #art #ceramicartist #ceremicart #artwork #artistsoninstagram #bangalore #shristischoolofdesign #artist #homedecor #homedecoreindia #ceramicplate #kitchendecor #pottersmarket

This Ceramic Artist from #delhi Wants to Embrace the Old and the Imperfect | Meet Kritika Soni Founder of "Kara Sabi" . We chat with this talented 28-year-old ceramic artist to talk about her journey, and her venture "Kara Sabi" - which takes inspiration from Japanese traditional aesthetics, and their philosophy of 'Wabi Sabi' that honors all things old, worn, weathered, imperfect and impermanent. A graduate from Srishti School of Art & Design, Bangalore, with an MA from University of Arts London, she is serving some serious inspiration through her one-of-a-kind creations and story! All on R&L - link in bio and below👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/kara-sabi-founder-kritika-soni-from-delhi/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #karasabi #delhi #artist #ceramics #wabisabi #art #ceramicartist #ceremicart #artwork #artistsoninstagram #bangalore #shristischoolofdesign #artist #homedecor #homedecoreindia #ceramicplate #kitchendecor #pottersmarket

Here's a chat with the newly formed Indie Rock Band From Nagaland “Trance Effect” They chat about their new single "Stop Pretending" and their desire to make music that heals. . "Depression, anxiety, bad luck or a tragedy can really destroy our mental state and life can go spiraling south. We write songs about being mindful of every moment of our lives and trying to live a more carefree life - and to never give up hope." Full interview and their new single on R&L.Link below and in the bio👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/trance-effect-from-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #tranceeffect #nagaband #nagalandbased #nagaland #nagaartist #artist #northeast #northeastindia #northeast_india #songs

Recipe| Our friend @tiapong_tzudir from Dimapur came up with his own version of “Chana-mix” - Nagaland’s Favorite Rainy Day Snack! 😋 Full recipe in the link below and in the bio 👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/recipe-for-chana-mixture/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #recipe #homemade #snacks #dailyfood #summersnacks #foodie #foodporn #naga #nagaland #nagastyle #chana #lazyafternoon #food

Meet Ramya, creator of TAP comics as she chats about her colorful journey and why she chose a career that is completely different than what she set out to achieve. Plus her love for drawing and more. Read full story on R&L. Link in bio and below 👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/chat-with-ramya-creator-of-tap-comics/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #comicart #comicartist #artist #artistsoninstagram #hyderabad #thetapcomics #comics #cartoonist #comicart

#najcosfest video is up - including the performance videos. Enjoy! Video link in the cosfest Day 1 article - link in bio + on our YouTube channel 👇🏻 . https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FIAaaRnDdvg

These Cosplayers from Nagaland are Redefining Cosplay Culture in India. Find out how, by going through the event details and photos (video coming up in a while) from Day 1 of Cosfest 2018, Kohima - link in bio and 👇🏻 . https://rootsandleisure.com/day-1-of-cosfest-2018-kohima/ . . . . . . . . . . . #cosfest #cosplay #cosplayer #northeastindia #northeast_india #japan #japanese #japanesegirl #japan_of_insta #anime #animelove #animelover #manga #najcosfest #cosfestindia #kohima

Kids playing on a trampoline outside their house paints a beautiful picture of “Nostalgia” “Happiness” and “Fun” all in one. . Get in touch with these fun folks at ‘The Big Fun Factory’ (@thebigfunfactory) #dimapur #nagaland if you’d like to taste the experience of building a fantasy land outside your own house, or planning to organize the best party ever (!) for your kids/nieces/nephews/someone you know! They rent out their fun-filled equipments for as low as Rs.300 per shift (each shift is for 4 hours). DM @thebigfunfactory or WhatsApp (+91-9774211020) to order.Have a great weekend all 😊 . . . . . . . . . . #childrenparty #partyrentals #childrenparties #eventplanner #dimapur #fun #birthdayplanner #rentals #nagaland #entrepreneur #kids #parties #entrepreneurlife #partytime #partydecorations #partytime🎉 #partyideas #trampoline #trampolineindia #birthdayplannerindia #fun #kohima #momlife #nagamom #momblogger #mominindia #momsofinstagram #momsindia #mombloggerindia

“Kids Parties Have to Be Fun and Magical - and Affordable!” Meet Narto Sema, owner of kid’s party rental and event company @thebigfunfactory Dimapur . . We chat with this young mom, who is a banker turned event planner - as she talks about her venture that is close to her heart, and what she hopes to bring to every kid’s party in small towns, where party venues are limited and may be too big or expensive for many. Read on to be delighted! All on R&L –link in bio and below👇 . https://rootsandleisure.com/narto-sema-founder-of-the-big-fun-factory-dimapur/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #childrenparty #partyrentals #childrenparties #eventplanner #dimapur #fun #birthdayplanner #rentals #nagaland #entrepreneur #kids #parties #entrepreneurlife #partytime #partydecorations #partytime🎉 #partyideas #trampoline #trampolineindia #birthdayplannerindia #fun #kohima #mokokchung #mom #momlife #nagamom #momblogger #mominindia #momsofinstagram #momsindia #mombloggerindia