Tag Archives: Nongtraw

NESFAS Held its First Ever Mei-Ramew Market in town

  On 7th April 2017, NESFAS hosted its first ever Mei-Ramew Market, (Mei-Ramew means Mother Earth in the native Khasi language) which connected the people with local farmers in a mutually beneficial exchange. The event gave locals a rare chance to … Continue reading

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Bringing the Clan Together – Millet

  The children were the ones having the best time on the 5th of January when the 6 households of the Rani Clan of Nongtraw, Khatarshnong, East Khasi Hills District Meghalaya celebrated the annual Millet Festival. Traditionally celebrated by millet growing … Continue reading

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An interview with Kong Bibiana Ranee

Kong Bibiana Ranee hails from the small village of Nongtraw located approximately 45 kilometers from the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong. Her village is inaccessible by any form of transport except for a 2500 step descent into verdant forest area. A … Continue reading

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The power of participatory video documentation – A grassroot perspective

by Pius Ranee A few years ago, while visiting a jhum field along with two of my friends, an incident occurred that opened my eyes. To get to the jhum field we had to cross a small stream. While crossing … Continue reading

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