RootsandLeisure
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Psychedelic Art and Amusement With Visual Artist/ Musician from Bangalore | Meet Sachin Bhatt- a full time illustrator, musician, photographer and design student whose illustrations are filled with vibrant colors and alluring characters, mixed with a sense of sharpness and wit. He has worked on some cool album cover art, runs an art collective and released an EP last year. Sachin often combines everyday scenes with surreal elements, and says he finds his visual inspiration in music and the pop culture around him. 📸: @camerosapien . Get to know this talented artist, tap link in bio 😊👉🏼 http://rootsandleisure.com/artist-musician-sachin-bhatt-bangalore/

#faces | Though We’re Poles Apart, We Bring Out The Best in Each Other _ “On a hazy November afternoon, Archeological Park, Mehrauli, offered us the perfect backdrop for a photograph to represent our friendship. The murky water of the pond and flowers surrounding us reminded me of how seemingly unrelated and completely different things can come together so beautifully. The two of us couldn’t be more different and yet, I am so grateful we became friends last year.” ~ @pay.graceee . . . . . . . . . . . . . #faces #places #mehrauli #archaeologicalpark #friends #stories #conversations #photography #friendship #instagram #pictureoftheday #photograph #potd #explore #daily #delhi #india

A Blossoming Crowd at the International Cherry Blossom Festival Shillong, 2017 _ Our R&L member, Badal attended the annual Cherry Blossom Festival held recently in Shillong. Taking us through the 4 days event, we find out how Shillong celebrated and welcomed the autumn blooms with rock shows, food, wine, music and more!😊 [📸: @_nangpari_ @air_nomad @fdiengdoh ] . Head to our site to read full post. 👉🏼 LINK IN BIO http://rootsandleisure.com/cherry-blossom-festival-shillong2017/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #cherryblossomshillong #cherryblossom #cherryblossomfestival2017 #cherryblossomfestival #meghalaya #cherryblossoms #nature #shillong #shillongdiaries #wardslake #instagram #instadaily #shillongscotlandoftheeast #northeastindia #india

#travel | Unearthing Manipur’s Pristine Beauty at Biisho Village . Today, R&L takes you to the beautiful village of Biisho - a travel junkie’s favorite place to visit and explore.🍃 Head to our site to gain insight into a unique culture with its dreamy valleys and paddy fields! 😊 . . Full post (link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/unearthing-manipurs-pristine-beauty-biisho-village-travel/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #travel #traveller #biisho #biishovillage #poumei #naga #senapati #manipur #barakriver #zhophao #valleys #meadow #nature #natureshot #naturelovers #traveljunkie #travelphotography #explore #village #travelblog #northeast #northeastindia #india

“The human mind never stops thinking; it’s why we run upstairs after turning off the lights at night!”: Thej Yhome | Digital Manga Artist from Nagaland. . Get to know this talented artist on our blog. 😊👉🏼 Link in Bio http://rootsandleisure.com/theja-yhome-digital-manga-artist-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #artist #manga #digital #illustration #digitalart #digitalartist #illustrator #animation #anime #animeart #artistsoninstagram #arts #artstagram #creativeart #instagram #fantasy #comic #sketch #nagaland #kohima #northeast #northeastindia #india

Meet Thejakhrienuo Yhome, a digital manga artist from Nagaland whose fascination with Japanese anime as a kid led her to pick up a pencil and draw what she truly loved, recreating characters using her imagination alone. And she hasn’t looked back since. Thej takes inspiration from things she sees around her and likes to use and mix them in her digital art. . Read her story. Tap link in bio😊👉🏼 http://rootsandleisure.com/theja-yhome-digital-manga-artist-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #artist #manga #digital #illustration #digitalart #digitalartist #illustrator #animation #anime #animeart #artistsoninstagram #arts #artstagram #creativeart #instagram #fantasy #comic #sketch #nagaland #kohima #northeast #northeastindia #india

#faces | A Detox from Delhi Smog at the Ghats of Yamuna River _ “This is a shot of my friend, Emily, captured one beautiful morning around 5 a.m. at Yamuna Ghat in New Delhi. I love shooting portraits and exploring spaces with unique surroundings. What began as an impromptu shoot ended up being a wonderful, fun experience. It was about an hour and a half drive away from the place we were staying. Devotees often come here early to bathe in the holy water and feed the birds. The birds you see behind in the picture are Siberian Seagulls. Hundreds of them migrate every year during winters and flock across the holy rivers of Yamuna. We were told by the boatman that feeding the birds is often believed to bring good karma. It was truly an awe-inspiring sight watching the seagulls swivel around the rivers as we fed them, while riding on our boat. That was the exact moment I captured this photograph! The ambience around the place was so pleasing- nature seemed so free and balanced in this sacred place.“ ~Reuben Lalmalsawma, Photographer, Aizawl/New Delhi [📸: @reuben_lalmalsawma ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #yamunaghat #yamuna #newdelhi #photography #photoshoot #portraitphotography #portraits #faces #places #stories #people #aizawl #mizoram #photooftheday #instagram #instadaily #moodygrams #travel #travelstories #photographer #picuture #potd #northeast #india #northeastindia

“By using the female form repeatedly in my work, often naked or with minimal clothing, I am trying to break the way it is objectified in pop media – in the social world and in my own subconscious.” ~ Ayangbe Mannen _ Get to know the artist on our blog. Tap link in bio👉🏼 http://rootsandleisure.com/breaking-ground-modern-art-illustrator-graphic-designer-ayangbe-mannen/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #artist #illustrator #graphicdesign #design #illustration #artistsoninstagram #art #artwork #surrealism #surrealart #artgram #instagram #graphicdesigner #instadaily #artistsofinstagram #modernart #sketch #drawing #photography #photographyart #creative #maxernst #hansbellmer #creativedesign #instaartwork #fineart #originalart

Breaking New Ground in Modern Art with her Distinct Style : Meet Delhi-based designer/illustrator, Ayangbe Mannen. . On our artist feature today, we have a creative talent from Nagaland whose distinctive art aims at capturing the beauty of the female form and nature. She counts surrealists like Max Ernst and Hans Bellmer among her inspirations behind her art. Get to know her. 😊 Head to our site to read full post! . Tap link in bio 👉🏼 http://rootsandleisure.com/breaking-ground-modern-art-illustrator-graphic-designer-ayangbe-mannen/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #artist #illustrator #graphicdesign #design #illustration #artistsoninstagram #art #artwork #surrealism #surrealart #artgram #instagram #graphicdesigner #instadaily #artistsofinstagram #modernart #sketch #drawing #photography #photographyart #creative #maxernst #hansbellmer #creativedesign #instaartwork #fineart #originalart

#travel | Farmstay and Experiential Travel : A Dash of Heritage and Beauty with PaliGhar Homestay, Kalimpong . Kabir Pradhan, founder of PaliGhar homestay tells us why PaliGhar is more than just “another hotel” and how they’ve worked towards safeguarding their rich Nepali heritage and roots without compromising the quality of comfort and service they offer their guests. _ PaliGhar continues to promote local architecture and craftsmanship by designing their cottages in traditional architectural styles to perfectly blend in with the rural landscape. Tap the link in bio to read full post! 😊 . . http://rootsandleisure.com/farmstay-experiential-travel-palighar-homestay-kalimpong/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #kalimpong #palighar #paligharexperiences #ecchley #nepali #nepaliculture #nepalifood #homestay #travel #travels #travelgram #travelogue #architecture #tourist #heritage #traditional #roots #nature #naturephotography #rural #destination #india

In the spotlight : Today, we have Jonathan Yhome - a stellar musician from Nagaland - talking about his obsession with music, why he loves it, what drives him to make music and his journey till now. Get to know him. 😊 Head to our site to read his story. :) . . Full post (link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/following-dreams-becoming-full-time-musician-jonathan-yhome/ . . . . . . . . . #jonathanyhome #musician #creatives #music #singer #songwriter #artistsoninstagram #musicartist #nagaland #dimapur #northeast #northeastindia #india #instagrammers

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10 Days 18 Hours Ago

#faces | Creating Positivity Through Urban Streetstyle Dance Culture : SoulMafia from Aizawl _ "This picture is from an event at 'Infinite Ainawn' (a picnic spot in Aizawl). They were celebrating their one year anniversary of the place, and had invited this hip-hop dance crew called 'SoulMafia' to perform and entertain the visitors present at the venue. . Everyone had a ball out there watching the crew perform their unique streetstyle sets with such an incredible amount of high-level energy! We were all fascinated by their b-boying skills - they performed their act like it was done back in the days with their old-skool, street-style choreography. They had attracted a great deal of attention at the site. In fact, the crowd by the pool and slides was larger in number as compared to the people inside the hall at the park. It was such a refreshing experience witnessing this talented crew express themselves through such impressive sets!” ~Footloose [📸: @_urban_state ] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #faces #aizawl #dance #dancers #streetstyle #urban #breakdance #bboying #bboy #culture #hiphop #hiphopdancers #mizoram #footloose #explore #places #instagram #instagood #instagramers #potd #pictures #stories #instagramhub #placesplusfaces #northeastindia #northeast #india

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11 Days 18 Hours Ago

These amazing original paper cut art pieces by 23 year old medical student/ paper craft artist from Manipur,Praveen Khwairakpam (@artsy_papers) is now available on his shop at @rootsandleisure_shop !😊 Link in bio. . http://shop.rootsandleisure.com/store/artsy_papers/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #art #papercraft #manipur #artistsoninstagram #artwork #sikkimmanipaluniversity #artist #diy #geisha #diy #artgram #artsy #artstagram #instagood #instagram #instaart #instaartist

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13 Days 11 Hours Ago

“My aim is simple; provide the best cheesecake, without compromising on the quality.” ~ Amelia Lalremdiki . Amelia shares her story and concept behind the drool-worthy ‘Just Cheesecakes’, how it all began and how she turned her hobby into a business venture. More on the blog.😊 Link in bio! http://rootsandleisure.com/just-cheesecakes-amelia-lalremdiki-mizoram/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #cheesecakes #baker #entrepreneur #blueberrycheesecake #cake #baking #bakery #food #foodstyle #foodpassion #businessventure #foodstagram #foodnetwork #dessert #aizawl #mizoram #northeast #india

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13 Days 17 Hours Ago

Just Cheesecakes : How A Passion Project Turned into a Business Venture | Meet Amelia Lalremdiki, a self-taught baker based out of Aizawl, who aims to create a culture around her cheesecake business and to be more than just a ‘cake brand’. “...I’m giving it a personality”,she says. . Head to our site to read her full story behind ‘Just Cheesecakes’ 😊 . Full post(link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/just-cheesecakes-amelia-lalremdiki-mizoram/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #cheesecakes #baker #entrepreneur #blueberrycheesecake #cake #baking #bakery #food #foodstyle #foodpassion #businessventure #foodstagram #foodnetwork #dessert #aizawl #mizoram #northeast #india

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14 Days 17 Hours Ago

#faces | Postcard from Cherry Blossom Festival, Shillong . “I was super excited to attend the first ever Cherry Blossom Festival here in Shillong. This photo was taken last year at the festival. The whole scene out there was so captivating; the serene and peaceful atmosphere at Ward’s Lake is what I loved most about my experience there. I’d definitely recommend attending this festival to anyone who’s looking to have a good time,in a beautiful surrounding. It’s an amazing place and mood to be in!” ~ @shan_rabha _ The Cherry Blossom Festival starting from Nov.8th till Nov. 11th this year will be held at multiple venues in Shillong, and is free and open to all. Who’s excited for the upcoming festival? 🍂🍁 😊 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #cheeryblossomfestival #cheeryblossoms #cherryblossomfestival2017 #wardslake #faces #stories #conversations #shillongdiaries #japanesecherryblossom #festival #music #shillong #meghalaya #northeastindia #india

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15 Days 15 Hours Ago

“... you have to take a risk. You have to take that step out there. Cause nobody’s gonna push you, nobody’s gonna help you. You gotta do it yourself; you gotta believe in yourself. You have to be dedicated, you have to be disciplined...” ~Rudy Wallang _ Soulmate’s guitarist and song writer, #rudywallang shares his word of advice for all the young and aspiring musicians out there. 🙌🏼 Catch the full interview on our YouTube channel linked in bio!😊 https://youtu.be/XXD-oTNxop0 . . . . . . . . #rudywallang #therudywallangguitarjamboree #soulmate #soulmateband #nh7weekender #bacardinh7weekender #weekender2017 #nh7weekendershillong2017 #meghalaya #shillong #northeastindia #northeast #india

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17 Days 10 Hours Ago

We spent time with Aizawl based indie pop-rock band, @avorarecords before the #nh7weekender in Meghalaya recently. R&L’s Lisa @lisabeypi sat down with the band to learn about Avora Records, their music, how it all started and their journey till now. Plus more. Full interview is up on our blog! Check LINK IN BIO 😊 . Full post - http://rootsandleisure.com/indie-band-avora-records/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #avorarecords #band #musicians #music #indie #rock #poprock #jpop #kpop #jazz #nh7weekender #nh7weekendershillong2017 #bacardinh7weekender #shillong #meghalaya #northeast #india

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17 Days 18 Hours Ago

In conversation with the reggae band from the east - Dewdrops | Lisa @lisabeypi from Roots and Leisure sits down with the band members during one of their sessions before the #nh7weekender to talk about the band, their music style and what motivates and inspires them. For more on the interview, head to our site. 😊 . Full post (link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/conversation-reggae-band-dewdrops/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #dewdropsband #reggae #reggaemusic #musician #rootsreggae #dancehall #nh7weekender #nh7weekendershillong2017 #bacardinh7weekender #shillong #meghalaya #northeast #india

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18 Days 11 Hours Ago

Here’s a clip from our exclusive interview with The Rudy Wallang Guitar Jamboree group. Head to our site to watch the entire interview. . Full video linked in bio 👉🏼https https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXD-oTNxop0 . . . . . . . . . . . . #rudywallang #therudywallangguitarjamboree #soulmate #soulmateband #nh7weekender #bacardinh7weekender #weekender2017 #nh7weekendershillong2017 #meghalaya #shillong #northeastindia #northeast #india

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18 Days 16 Hours Ago

#exclusive Interview | Lisa @lisabeypi from Roots and Leisure interviews one of the country’s finest blues guitarist, Rudy Wallang, to talk about ‘The Rudy Wallang Guitar Jamboree’ act, how it all came together,performing at the #nh7weekender and more. Full interview on Roots and Leisure😊 . . Full post (link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/exclusive-interview-rudy-wallang-guitar-jamboree-group/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #rudywallang #therudywallangguitarjamboree #soulmate #soulmateband #nh7weekender #bacardinh7weekender #weekender2017 #nh7weekendershillong2017 #meghalaya #shillong #northeastindia #northeast #india

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19 Days 12 Hours Ago

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | On our artist feature today, we have @khasibloodzofficial from Meghalaya who are paving the way for modern hip-hop artists in the Northeast. . R&L member @lisabeypi caught up with the group during one of their rehearsals for a quick chat. Read the whole piece on our blog! 😊 . Full post (link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/representing-blood-line-people-khasi-bloodz-meghalaya/ . . . . . . . . . . . . #khasibloodz #hiphop #randbmusic #hiphopmusic #nh7weekender #bacardinh7weekender #nh7weekendershillong2017 #nh7weekendermeghalaya #meghalaya #shillong #northeastindia #northeast #india

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20 Days 10 Hours Ago

R&L member Lisa @lisabeypi interviews #triautrackx @ruatfeli_aries before their live performance. Full video is available on —> https://youtu.be/_nQYA1aJZ3A . Link in bio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #nh7weekender #shillong #shillongdiaries #music #video #youtube #interview #artistinterview #localartist #musician #northeastindia #meghalaya #triautrackx

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20 Days 11 Hours Ago

#exclusive Interview | Lisa, from Roots and Leisure recently sat down for a quick chat with Mizoram-based pop rock band, Triau Trackx. The band members tells us about their music style, thoughts on the Northeast music scene and more. Head to our site to check the full interview. :) . . Full post (link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/interview-triau-trackx-band-mizoram/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #triautrackx #poprockmusic #mizoram #nh7weekender #nh7weekender2017 #nh7weekendermeghalaya #nh7dotin #meghalaya #shillong #northeastindia #northeast #india

Love the way @amanranchan has done up his wall with @iboli_zhimo ’s pebble art piece - from @rootsandleisure_shop ! 😊 #elvispresley #pebbleart . #repost @amanranchan (@get_repost) ・・・ Stone painting from @rootsandleisure #wow #art #stonepainting

#exclusive Interview | Shweta from Roots and Leisure interviews the Kochi-based folk metal collective, Thaikkudam Bridge. The band’s vocalist Anish talks about their first visit to Shillong, the beauty of working in an 18-member team – as a family.  Plus, scoop on how they compose their music – from 5 mins to month-long processes. . Full interview on Roots and Leisure (link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/nh7-interview-thaikkudam-bridge/ . . . . . . . . . . . #thaikkudambridge #thaikkudambridgelive #indianrockband #rock #folkmetal #nh7weekender #nh7weekender2017 #nh7weekendermeghalaya #nh7dotin #meghalaya #shillong #northeastindia #northeast #india

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21 Days 15 Hours Ago

#faces | The Book ‘Roots’ Inspired me to delve deeper into my roots – but I have a Different Perspective on Identity . “The story of Kunta Kinte inspired a generation of people to delve deeper into understanding their history and roots. I am from a different generation and of a different race but this book inspired me to return home and seek out my own history. (I am a Rongmei Naga, born to a Gangte mother, who grew up in a mixed community town, living in a state that is not Nagaland, speaking as many as 5 languages). While the pursuit didn't answer all my queries, it made me reconcile myself with the perennial question of my identity- that it is not based on my historical grouping but on what I do with my life while I am alive." ~ @saintkamei . .. and we believe that knowing your roots can help identify your unique skills, to contribute to the new communities you join. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #roots #alexhaley #books #bookstagram #kuntakinte #booklovers #bookslover #instadaily #reads #instagramers #faces #goodreads #race #identity #nagaland #northeast #northeastindia #india

R&L member Lisa @lisabeypi interviews #rudywallangsguitarjamboree before their live performance at the #bacardinh7weekender Meghalaya. Full video coming up - start tuned! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #soulmate #soulmateband #nh7weekender #nh7weekendershillong #shillong #meghalaya #music #musicfestival #rudywallang #interview #artist #localartist #northeastindia #video

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22 Days 17 Hours Ago

#travel | Badal takes us on a journey through the hills of Meghalaya yet again. This time, he explores the beautiful Krang Shuri Waterfalls - a new tourist hotspot. . You might definitely want to pay a visit to Krang Suri Waterfalls for those in Meghalaya this weekend for the #nh7weekender!🙆🏻👌🏼 . . Full post (link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/travel-krang-shuri-meghalaya/ . . . . . . . . . . . . #krangshuri #krangsurifalls #meghalaya #jaintiahills #shillong #shillongdiaries #meghalayatourism #weekender #nh7weekender #bacardinh7weekender #nh7weekendershillong #meghalayadiaries #travel #travelblogger #travelers #tourists #tourism #northeastindia #northeast #india

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23 Days 13 Hours Ago

EXCLUSIVE | Shweta from Roots & Leisure got on a phone call interview with Indian Ocean band - to chat about what’s in store for their fans in the 2017 edition of one of India’s largest music festival - #bacardinh7weekender, Meghalaya (Oct 27 & 28). They also share a message for their fans in the R&L community - listen to the interview, available on our soundcloud! . “This is the first time we’re playing at Shillong. It’s taken us 28 years to get here.” . Hit the link in bio to read the whole piece! 😊👇🏼 . Full post (link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/interview-indian-ocean/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #indianoceanband #rahulram #music #artists #rockband #rockmusic #rockmusician #folklore #jazzfusion #folkmusic #indianrock #musicians #nh7weekender #nh7weekendershillong2017 #weekender #nh7weekendermeghalaya #northheast #shillong #india #northeastindia

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24 Days 10 Hours Ago

R&L sat down with Nagaland’s very own, #polarlights for a quick chat about the band,their journey,what inspires and drives them and more. . Head to our site to get an exclusive insight of the interview with the band.😊👇🏼 . Also, folks! Catch them LIVE in action at this year’s Bacardi NH7 Weekender Meghalaya on the 27th of October!🙌🏼 . . Full post (link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/in-focus-with-polar-lights/ . . . . . . . . . . . #polarlights #polarlightsband #musician #music #musicartists #indierock #indiemusic #indierockband #nagaland #nh7weekender #nh7weekendershillong2017 #weekenders #weekenderstateofmind #nh7weekendermeghalaya #northeast #musicfestival #northeastindia #india

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24 Days 18 Hours Ago

#recipe | Smoked Pork with Colocasia Roots (Arbi) __ On today’s recipe post, we have one of our favorites-smoked pork,cooked with local veggies and herbs. We hope you enjoy trying this recipe. Serve it hot with rice! 🍚 Bon appétit! 😊 . Contributed by @kuki.jar . . Full post (link in bio) http://rootsandleisure.com/recipe-smoked-pork-with-colocasia-roots-arbi/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #porkdish #colocasiaroots #arbi #ghostpepper #crestedlatesummermint #smokedpork #homemade #lunch #dinner #foodies #foodporn #foodpicture #foodjournal #food #recipe #organic #foodblogger #eatlocal #indianingredients #foodstagram #porklovers #northeastindia #northeast #india

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25 Days 14 Hours Ago

“Creativity is hard work at the end of the day. Pages of scribbles and tons of wasted papers are all there is sometimes. But despite of it all, the fulfilment I find when a piece is complete is when I know I am meant to create.” ~Megosano Sakhrie ( @m.for.apples ) . . Tap the link in bio to read more about this amazing artist. 😊 http://rootsandleisure.com/megosano-sakhrie-hand-lettering-artist-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #artist #handlettering #lettering #art #artsy #fonts #thedailytype #goodtype #design #calligraphy #typography #typographyart #handletteredabcs #handmadefonts #instaartist #letteritoctober #artistsoninstagram #inktober #inktober2017 #instagram #inspiration #nagaland #northeast #northeastindia #india