Posts Tagged ‘naga’

caroline | Delhi

September 17, 2019

How are you feeling today?
I just got back from a small vacation hence feeling not so good here but it’s fine I guess.

Why’s that?
i don’t know where to begin. I think I just needed to be around a beach and far away from my past.

Where did you go?

I have to write something about you to go along with your photo.
Haha I’ve suddenly forgotten who I am.

What makes you happy?
The sun, dragonflies and butterflies, finding a new specie of flowers/plants makes me very happy, making people try food they have never tried before is one of my favourite things.

What kind of change would you like to see around you/in the country?
Inclusivity and empathy are on top of my list.


atula | Nagaland

May 19, 2018

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“Likes befriending everyone, collecting flowers, making raja mirchi pickles, and has a huge collection of mekhlas that her friend sends her from Mizoram.” – Asen

angami naga man | naga shawls

December 2, 2017

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Naga Street Style. Man on street wearing an Angami Naga shawl.


Kohima, Nagaland.


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keds | Kohima

December 18, 2016

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“I love cats and I like to be in high heels all the time no matter where I go.”

— Keds Krome, Designer/ex-model


Kohima, January 2013.


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sentilila | Dimapur

December 17, 2015

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Tell me something about yourself.
I’m a science student and just an everyday girl who loves reading, food, and clothes.

Do you have a favorite book and what are you currently reading?
I read mostly bad boy stories from Wattpad. So no favourites really.
Currently reading ‘I sold myself to the devil for Vinyls, Pitiful I know’. It’s not as cliché as it sounds.

Are there any words or phrases that you use the most?
‘Oh my God!’, ‘Like seriously?’ I gasp at almost everything.

What’s the best part about your life in Kohima?
The weather!


2015. Dimapur, Nagaland.


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Indian Street Style (Naga Shawl) | AnOther Loves

December 1, 2015

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Indian Street Style (man wearing an Angami Naga shawl). On AnOther Loves.


Kohima, Nagaland.


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Longchenti | fashion week

October 22, 2015

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What do you do and where are you from?
Currently pursuing a bachelors degree in mass communication. I am from Nagaland.

Tell me something about yourself?
I always have a rucksack on standby. I’m leaving for a new place any opportunity I get; I’m on a quest to become a true vagabond.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I remember always wanting to be in a band.

How would you describe your style?
Kind of like a Woodstock attendee. I also like layers.

What are you wearing?
Jeans and sweatshirt from H&M, oversized t-shirt I got stitched, and supra shoes.

Do you have any fashion icons?
Maverick from Top Gun and Jimi Hendrix.

A song you’re currently listening to on repeat.
Tora – Eat The Sun

Favorite book
Invisible Monsters

What phrase do you use the most?
“You get it?” Because I’m always on lookout for validation and reassurance.


Fashion week, Delhi. October 2015.


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Aien Jamir | dimapur

September 25, 2015

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How was your childhood like?
I remember being one of the boys as I grew up with three brothers in the house. I grew up in a small town called Chumukedima near Dimapur.

What do you do?

What’s the hardest thing about blogging?
Location scouting for photo shoots.

What are you wearing?
Head to toe: thrifted
Sling bag: Zara

What are you currently listening to?
Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me

What’s the best thing you saw on internet this week?
Stage makeup tips on how to use makeup to look like a man.

Who cuts your hair?
Usually my friends. Whoever is around. This time my friend Temsuna cut for me.


Dimapur, Nagaland. January 2015.


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pur & asano | dimapur

September 20, 2015

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Where are you from?
We are from Dimapur, Nagaland.

What do you do?
Pur: Freelance interior decorator & event planner
Asano: I am a graphic designer & an entrepreneur.

What’s your favorite word?
P: Effervescent- I don’t know why!
A: Mush.

How would you describe your style?
P: Comfort & functional. Don’t know if theres a word for that. I wear what I feel like everyday.
A: A mix of classic and trendy I guess. I like some trendy styles but need them in black or white. That, and a bit of gold accessories. I say “a bit”, people say “a lot”.

Do you have any fashion icons?
P: No.
A: None, really. Maybe I lean towards what K-pop artistes wear.

What’s the best part about your life in Dimapur?
P: Family & friends. I cannot function without them.
A: The best part would be the security. I’m around family, friends, and working in the place I grew up and that familiarity is reassuring.

What song/band are you currently listening to?
P: I’m listening to a lot of K-pop lately like Big Bang, 2ne1. Bits of Tori kelly and Leroy Sanchez.
A: What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber. Oriental Dream by Shalo Kent. (It’s not released yet.)

What was your last weekend like?
P: I don’t remember much. My head hurts thinking about it.
A: Work filled. Decorated a Ninja themed party and worked on a magazine design till 3 am.

What places do you recommend to hang at in Dimapur?
P: Upstairs for drinks & Tom Yum Goong for food- the chicken wings & liver chilly is amazing.
A: There’s not much to do but after dark – Upstairs and Hooligans.


Dimapur, January 2015.


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Kuluvelu | kohima

September 15, 2015

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Likes junk food, anime, and Bruno Mars.


Kohima, December 2012.


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Amen | dimapur

September 14, 2015

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Tell me something about yourself.
I am a baker by profession. I also teach children at church. I love food. I am faith & family driven. I live each day as it comes and I’m not worried about tomorrow.

What kind of music do you like? 
I like classical symphonies of Beethoven, Mozart, Erik Satie, John Kraemer, Yiruma, etc.

Do you have any favourites?
Gymnopedie by Erik Satie. Four Seasons by  Vivaldi.


Dimapur, January 2015.


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Young Chakhesang Naga Girls

August 20, 2015

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Young Chakhesang Girls at the Hornbill Festival.

Kohima, Nagaland. December 2014.


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Tsakü Khwü (forever young) | Naga Shawls

July 11, 2015

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“I am wearing a Tsakü Khwü(forever young) Shawl. It’s a unisex Chakhesang traditional shawl usually worn by young people.” – Kuvelu Tetseo from Tetseo Sisters.

Kohima, Nagaland. January 2015.


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Imsu | art of the trench

May 2, 2015

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Imsu.  Likes Chet Faker & The Kooks.

Photographed in Delhi in November 2011 for Burberry.


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1970, Manipuri Bride | wearabout vintage

April 9, 2015

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A Manipuri bride in Potloi — the Manipuri wedding attire. c. 1970. Imphal, Manipur.


“That’s my aunt in Potloi.” –Sent in by Dolly


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Mercy & Kuvelu | fashion week

March 15, 2015

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Mercy & Kuvelu(Tetseo Sisters) in péro.

Fashion week, Delhi. October 2014.


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1920, Shillong | wearabout vintage

March 15, 2015

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A Tangkhul Naga man(r) with an unknown person.
c. 1920. Shillong, Meghalaya.


“On the right is my maternal great grandfather(from Tangkhul Naga tribe) while studying Theology in Shillong probably in the early 1920’s. He introduced the 7th Day Adventist doctrine in Manipur.”

— Sent in by Mahonring


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1980, Dimapur | wearabout vintage

March 14, 2015

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Naga women in their early 20s.
c. 1980. Dimapur, Nagaland.


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“First photo is of my mom Aien(r) and her friend Akumla taken in the early 80s somewhere in Nagarjan in Dimapur.

Second photo is of my mom(l) and her friend Amen sometime in the late 70s. This was taken while on the way to their tuition classes.

My mom works as an assistant teacher now.”

– sent in by Temsuna


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1954, Shillong | wearabout vintage

March 8, 2015

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A newly married Naga couple.
1954. Shillong, Meghalaya.


“This photo of newly married Obu and Azao is from 1954 in Shillong where Obu was posted as the Assistant Commissioner for Scheduled Castes and Tribes.

Azao (Mrs Metongla Aier) now nearing 92, was the first lady evangelist among the Ao Naga tribe.
Obu (late Mr Sashimeren Aier) was the first MA among the Nagas. He was also known as the Architect of Modern Nagaland.
Azao now lives in Shillong. They are my mom’s parents.”

— sent in by Sirawon

1976, Shillong | wearabout vintage

February 25, 2015

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Naga men in their early 20s.
“Photos taken for keepsake.”

1976. Shillong, Meghalaya.


I found some amazing photos while digging through my friend’s old family albums. I’ll be sharing some of them on my blog over the next few weeks and I’d love you to contribute.

If you have the time and inclination, mail me your vintage photos on wearabout/at/gmail/dot/com with some info about the photograph(time and place + anything else of relevance). If you are on instagram use #wrbtvintage

Looking forward to your photos.