Press Section

This section is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest press releases we are distributing to the media and a selection of press review.

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Rising from the North-East

A new breed of food professionals is using ghost chillies and ‘masor tenga’ to start a fresh conversation about integration. People often dismiss Assamese food as a mere variation of Bengali cuisine. And while there are numerous restaurants serving Bengali food in Mumbai, as also other regional cuisines, no one serves Assamese food.

Indigenous Meghalaya beverages a hit among tourists

Two typical Meghalaya beverages – Cha khoo and Sha shiahkrot – are a big hit among visitors and their acceptance level has risen many fold since they were re-discovered by women self-help groups and marketed.

Northeast catches up with safe food movement

In spite of the growing craze for fast food, promotion of environmentally ‘safe’ food in the northeast is all set to get a major boost with Italy’s Carlo Petrini confirming his participation in the Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM) in Meghalaya’s Mawphlang next year. The presence of the global pioneer of safe food is expected to add to the prestige of the mega indigenous food event.

Adorning Mawphlang

HIS WORKS play with perception of space and dimensions. He takes simple materials like bamboo and crafts masterpieces. Germany based world renowned installation artist and architect Markus Heinsdorff was in Shillong to kick start his work with North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) for the second Indigenous Terra Madre festival (ITM) that will be hosted at Mawphlang in 2015.

The Future We Want – Life Before Death 4

NESFAS, the organization that I chair is precisely trying to help young people to be connected to their land and to usher in Meghalaya a new development paradigm – a development that is brewed in our traditional pot, a development with our unique and evolving identity, a development that is inherently good, clean to the environment and fair to all.
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Press Releases

Mei-Ramew Farmers’ Market held in Shillong

NESFAS and SSC (Social Service Centre) Shillong Archdiocese organized a Mei-Ramew Farmers’ market on the 26th July 2018 at Savio Hall, Laitumkhrah Shillong. This market aims to promote and generate awareness on Indigenous Food Systems and its contribution towards food … Continue reading

Ki Jingbam Tynrai: Ka Lad ban Iakhun Pyrshah Ia ka Jingkyrduh Bam

Ha shuwa ban poi ha Sohra ka don kawei ka shnong kaba la ai kyrteng Sohra rim, kaba naduh ki por hyndai kulong kumah ka dei ka shnong kaba pawnam bad haduh mynta kane ka shnong ka dang iai khring … Continue reading

Work with NESFAS

North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society is seeking a suitable candidate for the vacant post of ‘Driver-cum-Peon’. Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline Procedure: Interested candidates can drop in their CV (with reference) on or before the 28th of July 2018 during office hours. Date of interview: … Continue reading


On the way to the world famous Sohra lay the village of Sohrarim, which as claimed by its residents, was the original location of the now famed tourist destination. The village has one of the oldest Churches in the region … Continue reading

Remembering a Hero! ‘U Tirot Sing’

NESFAS organized an in-house commemoration to honour the legacy of U Syiem Tirot Sing. It has been 183 years since the passing of this great chieftain who was the first to not only defend the land and his people against … Continue reading

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