Indian President’s passionate plea against assimilating tribes

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In a strongly worded speech the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, said this week at the inauguration of the ‘Andaman & Nicobar Tribal Research and Training Institute’ (ANTRI) that attempts to assimilate tribes into the mainstream had failed and were … Continue reading

Malnad Tuber Festival

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Tubers and other root vegetables have been a part of our diet, culture and folklore for aeons. They include both domestic and wild species that have pride of place in our cuisine. Some common root crops include Colocasia (Arbi), Dioscorea … Continue reading

Traditional Food Latest Trend In Pacific Northwest

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Traditional foods are making a comeback in a new avatar in the Pacific Northwest. Restaurants, featuring old dishes infused with modern culinary innovations to create tasty, attractive, and healthy cuisine, are drawing the foodies in by their taste buds. To … Continue reading

Mei Ram-ew ends with a groovy Disco Soup

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The event was unique. The gathering was huge. The music unifying. And the message clear – Local is Cool, Cooking is Fun. The Mei Ram-ew ended on a high-voltage note when young and old visitors to the Mei Ram-ew were … Continue reading

More than 10 000 visitors make Mei Ram-ew a resounding success!

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The Mei Ram-ew 2013 opened to drum beats with Lyngdoh Mawphlang leading the 4 Chief Guests of the event and the delegate community representatives accompanied by the NESFAS team to the dais. The Chief Guests are the custodians and guardians … Continue reading

Celebrating a Revival

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Something very interesting is happening in North East India. The local communities have been holding a series of Food Festivals where locally available (wild edibles) and locally grown food (cultivated) are displayed and cooked. Known as Mei Ram ew, and … Continue reading

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