RootsandLeisure
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“We Can Be As Free As We Want To be – Through Our Imagination” Meet 20 year old Artist & Illustrator, Tekalong Longkumer who believes that we can be truly free if we do what we love to do, and choose to be ourselves . He also tells us about an interesting collab with a writer from Mexico, where he helps out with the illustrations for a ‘Daily cartoon’ series based on social & political issues, and daily life happenings. Read his full story, and check out his art on R&L - link in bio and 👇🏻 . https://rootsandleisure.com/meet-artist-illustrator-tekalong-longkumer/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #art #artist #story #stories #bangalore #nagaland #northeastindia #collab #mexico #cartoon #cartoonseries #life #free #freedom #quote

“My Mom’s Galho Restaurant Inspired Me to Open This Cafe” Today we chat with Pelevotuo Solo, owner of “Mom and I” Cafe Kohima, to know the story behind his most loved food venture - link in bio and 👇🏻 . https://rootsandleisure.com/mom-and-i-cafe-pelevotuo-solo-kohima-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . .. . . #cafe #founder #nagaland #northeastindia #kohima #food #galho #nagafood #story #stories #mom

Today a lot of photographers who grew up with digital are falling in love with the magic of film photography. Our guest today - Pravesh Hingmang from Sikkim, has done some lovely experimentations with film photography and stop motion. We chat with him to know more about him and his work - link in bio and 👇🏻 . https://rootsandleisure.com/pravesh-hingmang-from-gangtok-sikkim/ . . . . . . .. . . #photography #photographer #art #artist #localartist #sikkim #gangtok #gangtokdiaries #stories #filmphotography #stopmotion

Meet the Sister Duo Founders of Local Fashion Brand “Shipen-Shisang” from Nagaland . “‪Fashion is an important form of self-expression – a way to signify who you are and what you believe in. The identity element of Fashion is something you cannot ignore‬” Read the founders’ story, and check out Shipen-Shisang’s collection that reminds you of that beautiful lady who is an epitome of style and cool - link in bio and 👇🏻 . https://rootsandleisure.com/founders-of-local-fashion-brand-shipen-shisang/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #sisters #fashion #fashionnaga #founders #entrepreneur #northeastindia #localfashion #nagaland #local #localartist #selftaught #design #fashiondesigner

#sundayquote | “Be Who You Were Created to Be and You Will Set The World on Fire!” . Join R&L and show the world what you Love. Write to info@rootsandleisure.com to work with us, or collaborate. More on “About R&L” - link in bio and below . https://rootsandleisure.com/about/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #roots #culture #outlier #art #artist #dreamer #entrepreneur #startup #nagaland #northeastindia #dreamer #traveller #original #quote

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10 Days 11 Hours Ago

“Most of my art revolves around emotions. I try capturing little nuggets in time, moments that can tell a story. If these snapshots can make people feel even a semblance of the emotion I’m trying to convey, then I consider my job done.” @_vibhavsingh (check out his story and his work on R&L - link in bio)

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10 Days 16 Hours Ago

This Artist Takes Surreal Art to the Next Level | Meet Vibhav Singh From Bangalore. His work seems to have created a bond with his fans and followers too. By being dreamy, yet eerily real, his art constructs a world that makes us want to quit whatever we’re doing and sip on hot chocolate with them in the hidden attics of our mind. . Read his full story on https://rootsandleisure.com/watercolour-artist-takes-surreal-art-next-level-vibhav-singh-illustrator-bangalore/ (Link in bio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #illustrator #art #bangalore #rootsandleisure #people #artist #life

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12 Days 15 Hours Ago

#recipe | Any plans for dinner? Try out this ‘Wholesome Pumpkin Gravy’ . It’s so simple yet so delicious. 😋 https://rootsandleisure.com/recipe-wholesome-pumpkin-gravy/ . . . . . . . #recipe #gravy #pumpkin #rootsandleisure #food

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14 Days 15 Hours Ago

#faces | Winter is the time to spend holidays with my grand children, pack a picnic lunch and go fishing. We used to do this often earlier but with everyone in the family so busy these days, family gatherings are rare occasions to be cherished. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #faces #people #nagaland #picnic #rootsandleisure

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17 Days 14 Hours Ago

Seasons Greetings from the R&L team. Just taking a moment to say Thank You to the community for all the love and support. Exciting things to come in 2018. Happy New Year !! Illustration and Animation by : @dechenpelgi and Chewang Richen Lepcha . . . . . . . . . . #animation #illustration #rootsandleisure #artist

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19 Days 17 Hours Ago

#recipe | Chocolate Raspberry Tart Celebrating the festive season isn’t half as fun without some delicious desserts. Ring in the New Year with this super-indulgent Chocolate Raspberry Tart. Dark chocolate, cream cheese, icing sugar, heavy cream, it doesn’t get any better than this!😍 Tap link in bio to check full recipe. 😊 . Today’s dessert recipe is contributed by our lovely friend, Kutshoü Therie @atshole_therie . https://rootsandleisure.com/recipe-chocolate-raspberry-tart/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #recipe #chocolate #chocolatetart #darkchocolate #chocolateraspberrytart #dessert #holidaydesserts #sweet #raspberrypie #christmasmood #newyear #sweetrecipe #food #foodlover #foodstagram #pie #dessertlover #nagaland #northeastindia #rootsandleisure

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20 Days 16 Hours Ago

#faces | Paan Shops in Nagaland are Like Local Meeting Hubs “One of the most interesting places you can visit here in Nagaland is the colony paan shop. The shop in this photo is a small paan shop (with the owner) in Jakhama village, Kohima. These colony paan shops are like the local meeting hubs, where informal catch ups take place and titbits are exchanged. You’d probably end up collecting the latest news from all the nooks and corners of the world! This is a great leveller too; the old and the young, the wealthy and the not-so-wealthy, the school kid and the businessman, all rely on these shops to meet their daily needs.” ~Shanthungo, Photographer, Nagaland [📸: @shanthungo ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #faces #people #conversations #localshops #localpaanshop #jakhamavillage #shopkeep #naga #places #travelstories #explore #stories #photography #photooftheday #kohima #nagaland #northeastindia #rootsandleisure

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21 Days 17 Hours Ago

#recipe | Kidney Beans Curry With ‘Napa’ Today, we have a special authentic Naga dish prepared by Sungdi Imchen. It’s a simple, traditional and easy-to-cook homemade dish mixed with ‘Napa’ (Naga basil leaves), giving you that extra Naga-spice flavour in your mouth! ☺️ For full recipe guide, click link in bio. . https://rootsandleisure.com/recipe-kidney-beans-curry-with-napa/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #recipe #kidneybeans #kidneybeanscurry #kholarbeans #kidneybeansrecipe #nagacuisine #nagadish #nagabasil #napaspice #food #foodstagram #recipeoftheday #naga #nagaland #northeastindia #rootsandleisure

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22 Days 14 Hours Ago

“In retrospect you will be reminded of the saying repeated by everyone who has been to Dzükou, “Once you reach the main valley, you will forget the hard climb and all your sorrows.””~ Wati Pongener Read all about her trekking experience and explore the lush valleys of Dzükou on R&L! 😊 Link in bio. . https://rootsandleisure.com/wati-pongener-shares-her-trekking-experience-to-dzukou/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #travel #travelstories #dzukouvalley #valley #travelgram #nature #trek #explore #trekking #dzükou #stories #people #places #naga #nagaland #northeastindia #rootsandleisure

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22 Days 18 Hours Ago

#travel | “The air in Dzükou was so fresh that I could not help but think if I have been breathing wrong my whole life – before that moment!” . Today, one of our lovely R&L followers, Wati Pongener takes us to one of the most beautiful places in Nagaland - the Dzükou Valley! 🍃 Read on to live through her trekking experience at the valley. 😊 . Full story(link kn bio) https://rootsandleisure.com/wati-pongener-shares-her-trekking-experience-to-dzukou/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #travel #travelstories #dzukouvalley #valley #travelgram #nature #trek #explore #trekking #dzükou #stories #people #places #naga #nagaland #northeastindia #rootsandleisure

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25 Days 14 Hours Ago

#recipe | Smoked Pork with Asian Spices – Cooked Naga Style over a Fireplace . Today, we have a pork recipe from one of our founders – Sungdi’s (outdoor) kitchen; it’s a pork recipe that will have you wishing you were there right beside her – to enjoy the cooking process and of course, to taste the delicious-looking dish!😋 . Check full recipe post and video on 👉🏻 https://rootsandleisure.com/recipe-smoked-pork-with-asian-spices-cooked-naga-style/ (link in bio) . . . . . . . . . . . #recipe #smokedpork #asianstylefood #food #barbecue #nagadish #fireplace #foodstagram #christmas #christmasmood #nagacuisine #barbecuesauce #bbq #fooddiary #instagram #naga #nagaland #northeastindia #rootsandleisure

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26 Days 19 Hours Ago

#recipe | Eggless Apple Cinnamon Cake Feeling the Christmas spirit yet? Celebrate this holiday season with a heavenly rich and moist Apple Cinnamon Cake! All you need to make this cake are a few simple ingredients and steps to follow, a festive mood and some Christmas cheer!🎄😊 . Recipe contributed by @thenomnomlady . Tap link in bio to check full recipe👉🏻 https://rootsandleisure.com/apple-cinnamon-cake-recipe/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #applecinnamoncake #cakes #recipe #dessert #dood #cakestagram #sweetcake #apple #food #cinnamon #christmas #holidayspirit #foodstagram #merrychristmas #winter #christmasspirit #northeastindia #nagaland #bangalore #rootsandleisure

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27 Days 13 Hours Ago

“We love what we do. On an average shoot day, we just dress up and Google and learn the names of the flowers. We also connect with our friends and try to create beautiful images of them with flowers. There are many ways to appreciate our lives and the beauty of nature. Building a community of plant lovers and conveying a positive message are our goals.”~ @moonshinefolk . Head to our site to read more about the artistic duo and their work of floral art. Tap link in bio👇🏻 . https://rootsandleisure.com/moonshinefolk-hong-kong-florists-photographer/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #florist #flowerstagram #art #flowerdesign #flowerarrangement #visualhongkong #bouquet #christmas #christmasspirit #floralart #photography #photographer #hkig #artistic #design #hongkong #moonshinefolk #rootsandleisure

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27 Days 18 Hours Ago

This Artistic Girl-Duo from Hong Kong Are Our Favourite Florists on Instagram . Say hi to Manki Lai and Helen Cheung of ‘Moonshinefolk’ who’s caught our eye with their stunning floral-art Instagram feed. From tiny Callistemon fruit branches and long stems of Chinese Ixora used innovatively as installation art on a terrace garden to a Van Gogh inspired ‘Vincent Blue’ bouquet, this creative duo has an interesting story to tell about their inspiring art project and their concept behind it. Read all about it on 👇🏻😊 . https://rootsandleisure.com/moonshinefolk-hong-kong-florists-photographer/ (link in bio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . #florist #flowerstagram #art #flowerdesign #flowerarrangement #visualhongkong #bouquet #floralart #photography #photographer #hkig #artistic #design #hongkong #moonshinefolk #rootsandleisure

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Faces | Sitting by the Fireside in Nagaland - Drinking Black Tea with Naga Dal and Grandma’s Memories . “I love this photo that I took while I was sitting by the fire, drinking ‘pika cha’ (black tea) with boiled Naga dal - just what my grandma used to offer me back in the days (while I was still in school in Kohima), when I used to visit her. While sitting there, I had those moments of pure bliss, reminiscing of my chats by the fire side with my grandma. No other thoughts - just those beautiful memories. And I recommend everybody to try it this winters. Just sit by the fire alone (no phone!) with a cup of tea and try to go back in time - those good ‘ol days where we had no mobile phones, and we actually used to chat and enjoy the warmth of the fire and the tea. So thankful that I got a chance to experience such days, because of which I have these lovely memories today- and not just hundreds of photos that actually don’t mean much. Instagrammable maybe, but what else?” ~ Holito Swu, Kohima 📸: @holitoswu_ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #faces #stories #conversations #winter #fireplace #winterdays #places #nagaland #kohima #nagaculture #northeastindia #rootsandleisure

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29 Days 17 Hours Ago

Santa came early this Christmas with handmade goodies from @rootsandleisure_shop ❤️ . Watch the full video on our #youtube channel - link in bio and 👇🏻 . https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J5s4q6jPUDM . . . . . . . . . . . . . #christmas #decoration #holidays #christmastree #handmade #crafts #christmasdecor #christmasshopping #christmastime #christmasweek #christmas2017 #bangalore #northeastindia #nagaland #rootsandleisure #rootsandleisureshop

“Ethnicity, cultural diversity and Mother Nature inspires me. I believe the creator of the universe loves diversity and variety. We are all a part of nature and we need to be aware of that and communicate visually with the world around in order to experience it.”~ Thokchom Sony, Visual artist, Imphal/New Delhi | @sony_thokchom . Read full post on http://rootsandleisure.com/thokchom-sony-visual-artist-imphal-new-delhi/ (Link in Bio) . . . . . . . . . . . . #artist #visualart #illustrator #illustration #fineart #indianartist #visualartist #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #indianart #culture #roots #traditionalart #art #fashionillustration #paintings #imphal #manipur #delhi #newdelhi #northeastindia #rootsandleisure

Defying Society’s Beauty Standards with Art | Meet the artist from Imphal, Manipur who hopes to make people more open to explore the differences in cultures and diversity through his art. Today, we speak with visual artist Thokchom Sony on the importance of showcasing cultural importance through ‘traditional textures’ in contemporary art. . Read his full story on http://rootsandleisure.com/thokchom-sony-visual-artist-imphal-new-delhi/ (Link in Bio) . . . . . . . . . . . . #artist #visualart #illustrator #illustration #fineart #indianartist #visualartist #artistsoninstagram #contemporaryart #indianart #culture #roots #traditionalart #art #fashionillustration #paintings #imphal #manipur #delhi #newdelhi #northeastindia #rootsandleisure

Christmas is just a week away! Are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? . Head to our R&L Shop to pick up these amazing Christmas decorations. 😊 @rootsandleisure_shop (Link in bio ) http://shop.rootsandleisure.com . . . . . . . . . . . . #shop #rootsandleisureshop #handmade #christmas #christmasdecorations #artsandcrafts #etsyindia #christmastreedecorations #rootsandleisure

#recipe | Nepali Sel Roti Today we have a special recipe of a delicious traditional sweet snack without which no Nepali celebration is complete. Let’s find out out how it’s made! 😊 . Tap link in bio to check full recipe http://rootsandleisure.com/recipe-nepali-sel-roti/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #recipe #selroti #nepali #nepal #foodstagram #recipeoftheday #rootsandleisure

Finding yourself and your purpose is the key to being successful and happy in life. Having said that, understanding your heritage and your roots will guide you towards finding yourself. Sometimes it’s impossible to know where you are headed, without reflecting on where you came from. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #roots #quoteoftheday #quote #thelittleprince #rootsandleisure

Faces | Traveling Like a Local In The City of Chiang Mai, Thailand . “On a hot afternoon, my friend and I were wandering about and exploring the old city area of Chiang Mai. All we needed after walking around in the sun for a while was definitely a cold and fresh coconut drink. On our way, we spotted an alley with lots of graffiti wall art and a phone kiosk along the lane. To the locals, this phone kiosk might look vandalised, but to me, it was this super cool spot with an amazing aesthetic appeal to take a nice photograph in! Plus, my coconut drink seemed like the perfect prop to use in this picture to blend in with the city and get a real sense of the life out here. Why not travel like a local but take pictures like a tourist, right?” ~ Manki Lai | 📸: @ohmanki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #faces #places #explore #travelstagram #conversations #tourist #travelstories #travelphotography #photography #photooftheday #local #chiangmai #thailand #rootsandleisure

“Being an army kid, I have traveled often and met people from different cultures. I have enjoyed different styles of cooking & ingredients across Indian states. The fact that I’ve been to so many places makes me able to enjoy different kind of foods. ‘Beku’ is a spin on the word ‘bake’ and it also means ‘I want’ in Kannada.” ~ Ekta Minocha @theveganbirdie . Find out more about the baker and her vegan baking venture, ‘Homemade Beku’ on http://rootsandleisure.com/vegan-baker-ekta-minocha-bangalore/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #homemadebeku #veganrecipes #vegangoods #baker #dairyfree #veganbaker #yogateacher #bakedgoods #cakes #bakery #veganism #recipes #cakes #wholewheat #organiccakes #bangalore #rootsandleisure #food #foodblogger

My Journey From Being an IT Engineer to Yoga Teacher & Vegan Baker: Meet Ekta Minocha from Bangalore of ‘Homemade Beku’ - a dairy free and vegetarian home-based bakery, where she uses natural food colors and flavors in all her cakes. Ekta also has a blog called ‘The Vegan Birdie’ that is already a name to reckon with in Bangalore’s baking community. . Read her full story on http://rootsandleisure.com/vegan-baker-ekta-minocha-bangalore/ (Link in Bio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #homemadebeku #veganrecipes #vegangoods #baker #dairyfree #veganbaker #yogateacher #bakedgoods #cakes #bakery #veganism #recipes #cakes #wholewheat #organiccakes #bangalore #rootsandleisure #food #foodblogger

Celebrating Hornbill International Rock Festival 2017 | Dimapur, Nagaland . Hornbill Festival,2017 has officially wrapped up with the Hornbill International Music Festival(HIMF) in Dimapur, witnessing one of the most exciting shows organized this year! Here’s an overview of some of the best moments from the show. Tap link in bio for full post! 😊 📸: @tintedlightstudio @livenow.events . http://rootsandleisure.com/hornbill-international-rock-festival-2017-dimapur-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #hornbillinternationalmusicfestival #hornbill #himf17 #hirc #avorarecords #rudywallang #highway69 #musicfestival #music #nagaland #dimapur #northeastindia #rootsandleisure

#sundayfun | Cooking chicken - Naga style with Naga chutney 😊 #chutney #recipe . More on our #instastories - Click on our profile photo to watch 👆🏻 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bangalore #cooking #nagaland #nagafood #naga #northeastindia #chickensoup #indianfood

#recipe | Paan (Arbi/Colocasia) Eromba . Need a homemade-style recipe to make for lunch today? You could try this authentic and delicious Manipuri dish contributed by our lovely R&L follower, @impala_ayekpam 😊 We hope you enjoy it! . . Full recipe > http://rootsandleisure.com/recipe-manipuri-dish-paan-arbi-eromba/ (link in bio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #recipe #eromba #manipuridish #arbi #colocasia #localfood #manipur #food #foodstagram #homemadefood #localdish #manipuri #foodie #northeastindia #rootsandleisure

“It excites me when I get to test my photography skills on an assignment through trial and error because that’s where I learn the most. The thought that I would eventually get better at this keeps me going.” ~ Vitoto Sakhrie, Photographer, Nagaland | @one.headlight . Find out more about his journey till now on http://rootsandleisure.com/vitoto-sakhrie-photographer-nagaland/ (link in bio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #photographer #graphicdesigner #photography #photoshoot #creative #nagaland #pictures #weddingphotography #portrait #weddings #artistsoninstagram #portraitphotography #kohima #northeastindia #rootsandleisure