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A work of heart

Scrolling through artist Thokchom Sony’s Instagram handle, it’s hard not to notice videos and images of the striking Golden Tortoise beetle or Sandrembi as it’s known as in Manipur – these tiny other-worldly creatures with a golden body and translucent wings that look ethereal. Much like Sony’s surreal works of art – striking watercolours of […]

Unearthing stories of a historic battle in Manipur

Did you know Britain’s ‘greatest battle’ was fought in Imphal and Kohima during WWII. Meet Rajeshwor Yumnam and his team of volunteers who are excavating relics and remains from this forgotten war For an event that turned the tide of history, very little is known about the twin battles fought in Imphal and Kohima between […]

A page from my travel diary – a night stay on a floating island.

On a recce trip to Moirang district, Manipur in April 2018, my local partner there arranged for me to spend a night at a tiny guesthouse built on a floating Phumdis in the middle of the Loktak lake. He mentioned that it was a maiden venture and that I was going to be the first […]


Article by Prerana Choudhury Manipur, one of the seven northeastern states of India, is a picturesque region covered by hills, plains, lakes, and forests. A historically and culturally rich state, Manipur prides itself on its diversity. It is home to numerous tribes and indigenous communities, and has a rich repository of performance arts, dances, rituals, […]

The 500 year old Khwairamband Bazar best known as The Mother’s market

    Manipur, rich in ancient traditions, culture and the art forms  is a delight to visit. It is amazing to see that despite the insurgency and violence which has resulted in military presence, the state still maintains purity  and skill in its arts. The breath taking landscapes, gorgeous weaves, beautiful islands, lakes and wildlife are a […]

A vegetarian culinary roundup of Manipur

While we were all too excited for our Manipur trip, the only thing we were a bit skeptical about was the food, what with all of us being vegetarians! However, our travel planner, Julie Kagti, assured us that we wouldn’t go hungry for we would be served most of the regular fare from back home […]

Travel with Curtain Call Adventures

I see my customers as my guests that I have invited along on a personal tour. Every trip I observe and try to make it a little bit more special as an experience. I belong to a generation that still remembers going to see a movie in a cinema hall with cousins, neighbors and aunts […]

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