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Her Photos Are Inspired By Everyday Things and People But They Are Anything But Mundane – Meet Photographer Kirti Virmani from Delhi . "For a lot of shoots, I take inspiration from the day-to-day activities of people. For example, my personal photo series, "Back Home", "Home Boy" and "City Boy", have been inspired by my the main subjects and their lives." . Inspired by her photographer dad, 23-year-old Kirti moved to Mumbai, fresh out of college to follow her passion for editorial photography. After two years in the city of dreams, her sense of discovery and learning still motivates her to strive for the perfect shot. We chat with Kirti to know more about her journey so far - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/kirti-virmani-photographer-fashion/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #photography #photographer #photoshoot #people #delhi #newdelhi #mumbai #fashion #fashionphotography #fashionphotographerindia #foodphotographer #passion #passiontoportfolio

Keneisenuo Sorhie performs her cover version of "Scared to be Lonely" by @dualipa 🎀 . "I am more fascinated with contemporary and old sad songs. I feel this genre can move a soul deeply. Music to me has it’s beginning from my creator, God and all glory and honor are due to Him." ~ 18-Year-old @iamkeneisenuosorhie from Nagaland shares more about her passions and her music with R&L - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/keneisenuo-sorhie-from-nagaland-2/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #coversong #scaredtobelonely #dualipa #coverartist #music #singer #instagrammusic #instamusic #ilovetosing #popmusic #dualipa #reginaspektor #discovernagaland #nagalandbased #kohima #musician #instalove

This 18-Year-Old Student is Enthralling the World With Her Pop Covers - Meet Keneisenuo Sorhie from Nagaland . Today we have 18-year-old Keneisenuo Sorhie – a budding singer from Nagaland, who caught our attention with her fun Instagram feed full of lovely song covers – and a charming demeanor to match her lovely voice. Here’s a quick fun chat with Keneisenuo on R&L - link in bio & below. . https://rootsandleisure.com/keneisenuo-sorhie-from-nagaland-2/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #music #singer #coversong #instagrammusic #instamusic #ilovetosing #popmusic #dualipa #reginaspektor #discovernagaland #nagalandbased #kohima #musician #coverartist #instalove

“Honestly, I picked up photography as a means to earn some pocket money but today it’s more than that. To be able to capture the special moments of people I know, and strangers . . keeps me excited throughout. Moreover, photography offers a great window to meet new people, venture out into new places – and to constantly find ways to push myself to be better at a craft I love, is even more rewarding.” . To all the folks getting married this season, you may want to check out James Chakesang (@james.chakhesang) from Nagaland for your special day! Here’s some more from his wedding shoot portfolio. His story on R&L - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/wedding-photographer-james-chakhesang-from-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wedding #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddingphotographerindia #nagaland #nagalandweddings #nagawedding #candidphotography #happy #moments #weddingday #bride #bridesmaids #groomsmen #groom #northeastindia #northeast_india

Capturing Your Most Candid and Happiest Moments on Your Wedding Day – Meet Photographer James Chakhesang from Nagaland . “The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.”– Anne Geddes . Our featured artist of the day, James Chakhesang, a talented wedding photographer from Nagaland echoes these sentiments. His keen and aesthetic eye for capturing people and their memories in their best moments is indeed a pleasure to view and treasure. With the wedding season almost here, he is already a busy man, but he did spare some time to talk to R&L about his work and more. All on R&L - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/wedding-photographer-james-chakhesang-from-nagaland/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wedding #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddingphotographerindia #nagaland #nagalandweddings #nagawedding #candidphotography #happy #moments #weddingday #bride #bridesmaids #groomsmen #groom #northeastindia #northeast_india

#excited! . @abenjewellery drops her new autumn collection soon on @rootsandleisure_shop Stay tuned!💓 . ALSO MAJOR #sale COMING UP #today ON @rootsandleisure_shop .. stay glued 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 . www.shop.rootsandleisure.com

“I’ve been working on my album 'Poetry Ceylon' which is due to be released early next year. It is inspired by the few years I spent on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. It talks about the planet, the oceans, the life around us that is going extinct along with stories about some beautiful experiences I’ve had there.The album brings all of these to music.” ~ Aditi Veena aka @heyyditty from New Delhi . Know more about this passionate and gifted singer-songwriter from Delhi, as she chats with R&L about her music and her new album 'Poetry Ceylon' with R&L - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/singer-songwriter-and-architect-ditty-from-delhi/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #music #musician #singers #singersongwriter #thecityisbutagarden #baghbageecha #conservation #delhi #zirofestivalofmusic #spokenword #environmentalist

“Architects, Planners, Designers, Artists, and Everyone Can Do Our Bit to Protect Our Environment” Meet Ditty – Singer-Songwriter and Architect from Delhi . Today we have a soulful musician - Aditi Veena aka DITTY from Delhi who is doing her bit to bring attention to the impermanence of nature and the importance to conserve our mother earth - through her gift of music. She is also a professional architect, who tries to stay true to her concerns for the environment through various environmental conservation projects. Ditty chats with R&L about her music, what drives her art, her recent trip to Ziro Music Festival, her upcoming album 'Poetry Ceylon' and more. All on R&L - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/singer-songwriter-and-architect-ditty-from-delhi/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #music #musician #singers #singersongwriter #thecityisbutagarden #baghbageecha #conservation #delhi #zirofestivalofmusic #spokenword #environmentalist

This View in #sepfüzuo colony in #kohima is everything 🌿💓☁️ Also, best way to explore the beauty of Nagaland is to spend atleast a week here - and take plenty of random walks without any itinerary 🙂 . Explore #nagaland #northeastindia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #northeastindia #northeast_india #nagaland #kohima #photography #nature #travel #travelblogger #travelphotography #india #indiatravel #natureshots #naturescape #saturday #weekendvibes #weekend .

“My family and I try to take inspiration from every single person we meet… mostly kids because I believe they always have a different view of the world. I also remember being a kid, and for the first time watching the mountains, the waterfall, the ocean, the beach, the first snow, the different landscapes, different places with awe. I’m still that kid who looks at everything the same way.” ~ Parth Konwar (@parthkonwar), Assam. . More about this hobby photographer who uses his childlike wonder about his surroundings to enthrall people with his breathtaking - yet simple photographs. Read on R&L - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/parth-photographer-assam/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #photographer #northeastindia #northeast_india #northeastbeauty #assam #jorhat #landscape #photooftheday #dronephotography #dronesdaily #dronestagram #northeastartist #passion #nature #shillong #meghalaya #nagaland

Drone Photographer Parth Konwar from Assam Wants Us to Get Lost in the Breathtaking Landscapes of North East India . "I was born in a small town called Jorhat in Assam. It’s almost a big city now. Growing up, the mighty Brahmaputra was a few kilometers away from my house, so I used to sit on the banks of the river when I was in college. From my house, I could see the mountains of Nagaland and tea gardens all around me. During my childhood, I was hardly exposed to the city life (landscape) and looking back I guess that’s where I get my love for nature. I think I’m most comfortable when I’m around lush green landscapes and mountains.”- . Today, we feature Parth Konwar, a young student and photographer from Jorhat, Assam with a fabulous and artistic eye for landscape photography. More about him on R&L - link in bio & below. . https://rootsandleisure.com/parth-photographer-assam/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #photographer #northeastindia #northeast_india #northeastbeauty #assam #jorhat #landscape #photooftheday #dronephotography #dronesdaily #dronestagram #northeastartist #passion #nature #shillong #meghalaya #nagaland

"I live everyday like it is my last day... Like it is the last day I will have my eyesight and that's what keeps me going. It makes me strive to do my best for the people around me while I still can in my full potential. And through my work, I hope to inspire people to never give up on their dreams. If one door closes, knock on the other. If there is a will, there is definitely a way.” . @nimshimjajo, a 26-year-old makeup artist from Manipur shares a video on the 'Power of Makeup' combined beautifully with her own story about how this art form helped her thrive despite her personal challenges. Her message to her fans is to be unapologetic fo their personal choices, work hard and to never give up on their passion. Her story on R&L - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/nimshim-jajo-make-up-artist-manipur/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #makeup #makeupartist #makeuptutorial #makeupparty #makeupvideos #makeupoftheday #makeuponfleek #nyxfaceawards #nyxfaceawardsindia #nimshimjajo #nyxcosmetics #makeupmaestro #india_gram #beautyblogger #makeupblogger #patrickstarrr #highlighter #lips💋 #eyemakeup #cheeksforweeks #northeastindia #northeastindianbeauty #fashion #northeastindianartist #artistic #manipur

“Makeup Gave Me Wings to Fly – Even After Losing My Sight in One Eye” Meet NYX Face Award Winner Nimshim Jajo from Manipur . When I first started out as a makeup artist after getting my diploma, the work was going great. Then shortly after, I had to undergo an eye surgery and lost my eyesight on one side. That became such a hurdle for me and slowly all my applications to big makeup houses got rejected one after another. That was when I decided to freelance and prove nothing can stop me from doing what I love… Not even losing my eyesight! I worked hard and poured my passion into this art, and also went on to win the NYX Face Awards 2017, which gave a huge boost to my career.Today I work full time as a freelance makeup artist and collaborate with many make-up giants" Makeup pro and an inspirational figure - Nimshim Jajo from Manipur talks about her journey as a makeup artist with R&L - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/nimshim-jajo-make-up-artist-manipur/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #makeup #makeupartist #makeuptutorial #makeupparty #makeupvideos #makeupoftheday #makeuponfleek #nyxfaceawards #nyxfaceawardsindia #nimshimjajo #nyxcosmetics #makeupmaestro #india_gram #beautyblogger #makeupblogger #patrickstarrr #highlighter #lips💋 #eyemakeup #cheeksforweeks #northeastindia #northeastindianbeauty #fashion #northeastindianartist #artistic #manipur

On #worldmentalhealthday @michelle_rungsung from #manipur wants us to know that speaking out about Mental Illness is not a taboo. . Get a copy of her debut book ‘Garden in a Graveyard’ on @amazondotin -where she pens down her personal yet painful memories of growing up in a broken home. Her story and snippets from her book on R&L: . https://rootsandleisure.com/michelle-rungsung-garden-in-a-graveyard/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #mentalhealth #book #worldmentalhealthday #publishedauthor

"It was Sylvia Plath who sparked my interest in poems and I remember reading her poem called “Lady Lazarus” in class. By the end of the piece, I was in tears. It struck me on a visceral level... It was almost as if the words were mine. I wanted to write that way too, touch peoples hearts with my stories and give them a sense of relief and let them know that they’re not alone in their struggles. . “Soon after, I wrote my first poem titled “Dear Dad” which was quite embarrassing and terrifying because I had to relive some very painful memories and put it out there for the whole world to see. It was a personal story and I was afraid but it was a turning point in my life. I have not looked back since.” . “.... I hope they find their voice in my writing and I hope they find closure and healing. The book was completed in a hurry and I know I could have done better but it does hold a part of me and my heart. And I’m leaving it in your hands and I hope it gives you company in your dark times." 24-Year-Old @michelle_rungsung Talks About her Debut Book ‘Garden in a Graveyard’. Her story on R&L - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/michelle-rungsung-garden-in-a-graveyard/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #worldmentalhealthday #authorsofinstagram #poetrycommunity #poems #instapoetry #prosepoetry #bookstagram #onmybookshelf #manipur #northeast_india #gradeninagraveyard #mentalhealthawareness #heal #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #personalblog #mentalhealth #childhoodmemories #deardad #manipur #womenauthors #prose #publishedauthor #book

“I Grew Up in a Broken Family – and That’s Where It All Began” 24-Year-Old Michelle Rungsung Talks About her Debut Book ‘Garden in a Graveyard’ . "My readers are aware that most of my work revolves around my childhood memories and my home because it was what I began with in the first place. I grew up in a broken family that scarred me mentally and emotionally but I think it also made me stronger and in the process taught me a lot about life.” . We chat with Michelle Rungsung from Manipur about her debut novel “Garden in a Graveyard” which is a collection of deeply personal short proses and poems exposing her own experiences with hurt, abuse, mental illness, love and journey to self-discovery and healing. She talks to us about her book, her struggle with mental health, her healing journey and everything in between. All on R&L - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/michelle-rungsung-garden-in-a-graveyard/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #worldmentalhealthday #authorsofinstagram #poetrycommunity #poems #instapoetry #prosepoetry #bookstagram #onmybookshelf #manipur #northeast_india #gradeninagraveyard #mentalhealthawareness #heal #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #personalblog #mentalhealth #childhoodmemories #deardad #manipur #womenauthors #prose #book

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@tk_lemtur performing "Lay Me Down” Live at the Music Fair 2017 in #nagaland. . "I was introduced to music and art at a young age. Piano lessons started when I was in the second standard followed by choir and many extracurricular activities mostly related to theatre and academics. As I grew up and the more I got immersed in music, the more I learned about the power of voicing one’s true self through art forms. I am currently trying to explore and experiment with my own style of music, and I have a collab coming up soon with @mokokoza." ~@tk_lemtur on growing up with music. More about him and his story on R&L - link in bio and below: . https://rootsandleisure.com/tk-lemtur-nagaland-singer-fashion/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #fashion #style #music #samsmith #coversong #laymedowncover #singersongwriter #musician #studentlife #mokokchung #nagaland #passion #roots #leisure #musicislife #fashionable #stylish #vintageclothing #vintagefashion #zaraman #ootd #streetstyle #gotsoul