• admin August 13, 2011 The tales in our Li : She cho mo me?

    There once lived a beautiful girl, Kuvelü in a far off Naga Village. She lost her mother at a young age and lived with her father. A long time after her mother’s death, her father married a young lady hoping she would be a mother to her but her stepmother was vain and evil. She […]

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  • admin August 12, 2011 Zutsa Müzatilü’s Death Wish : A dark folktale of the Chakhesangs

    Zutsa Müzatilü was an old grey woman nearing a good century of hard living. Her crinkly face was going a shade of leathery brown with splotches of mouldy blue from the many years in the cruel mountain sun and the harsh winter winds that blew this side of the Naga hills. She sat perched on […]

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  • admin August 9, 2011 One day at a time : Tsakhatiyo, zhole rüle tiyomo

    “Tsakha tiyo, Zhole rüle tiyo mo” is the title of a Li we sing. . Our forefathers in their infinite wisdom have coined the phrase which can be translated loosely as “As you sow so shall you reap”. “Tsa = seed”; “kha = to give/sow”; ” zhole = leisure”; “rüle = lethargic and lazy”; “tiyo […]

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  • admin August 7, 2011 Mystery Unsolved: Dzüdü Lake

    Dzüdü Lake is situated about 3 kilometers away from Thüvopisü Village of Nagaland’s Phek district and requires an hour of uphill trekking along the river that flows down from it. It also feeds the Thüvopisü microhydel project and is the main source of water supply for five villages in its vicinity. The word “Dzüdü” literally means […]

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