The British could not get the better of the Konyaks in warfare when the former ruled India. To add to their woes, they were a prized catch for the headhunting Konyaks. When force did not[Read More…]
Konyaks love colour, their favourites being red, yellow and orange. The Aoling festival flowers are the red Coral Tree flowers, red lilies and yellow orchids.
When I see tribes of the North-East of India, I cannot help shoot those who sport tattoos and other adornments. They are unique with none like them.
How does the Konyak tribe celebrate its annual Aoling festival? Tune in to the above video for a glimpse. To know more about the festival, click here to read my post on the same.
For years, I had been wanting to attend the annual Aoling Festival of the famed headhunting tribe of Nagaland in north-eastern India. When I finally got the opportunity, not only was I not disappointed but[Read More…]
My first trip to Nagaland – in fact, to any part of the north-east of India, was in December 2009. I attended the Hornbill Festival, and visited many towns and villages – but a dodgy[Read More…]
These photos were taken in Kohima in Nagaland in December 2009 during the Hornbill Festival. Every evening, the main market would close and the streets given out to those who set up stalls to sell[Read More…]
During World War II, the Japanese had overrun Burma and were advancing into India when British forces, ably assisted by Naga troops, finally forced them to retreat at Kohima. The site of one of the[Read More…]