Nearly naked Tribals singing in the Rain

Serendipity Photo Prompt 2015 – 28

Today is wednesday. Another fresh prompt to write. The moment I saw the topic “Nearly Naked”  I was reminded of Naga Tribes Whom I met in Nagaland during one of their festivals. I somehow didn’t find a suitable theme to post them. Today seems to be the perfect day to share with you all. 

These tribes belong to Nagaland, ‘The land of Festivals’. Their lives are so different than us. Away from the maddening civilization they nestled in beautiful surroundings of North Eastern Himalayan ranges. They receive plenty of rains from june to september.  DSC_0520

The population of Nagaland is entirely tribal. The Nagas belong to the Indo-Mongoloid family. The fourteen major Naga tribes are the Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Khemungan, Konyak, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sema, Yimchunger and Zeliang.

They all participate whole heartedly in various activities during the annual Hornbill festival and many other seasonal ones. One of the tribes above are un-spoilt children of nature, hard working and unsophisticated. They still live in jungles, hunt and have clan system in their society. The above picture was clicked while I was enjoying a small skit where they showed how they attacked the enemies and seized their territory. Afterwards they sang, danced and celebrated their victory.DSC_0521

There were other tribes too who were showcasing their culture, food and traditions. It was a different world and I enjoyed their hospitality admist the mountains, clouds and rain. It was far better than sitting safe inside, toasty warm, while water pitter-patters on the roof. It was my kind of singing in the rain with Naga people.DSC_0266DSC_0271



25 Responses

    1. You have said it. They are most fun loving and warm people I have ever come across. They greet the tourists with a smile and offer rice beer with great pride. They have an extreme sense of self respect too.

  1. Great pictures and fascinating stuff. I didn’t know you had so many tribes, but of course India is enormous — and entire sub-continent — so it makes perfect sense. Not just beautiful pictures. I keep learning so much from you! Terrific post!

  2. I loved those photos and it was so wonderful how you were connected to someone who is away at the moment. I was just wondering how long can these tribes continue to lead their unspoilt and natural lives until they are interrupted by our civilisation. I hope they can.

  3. Wonderful captures, much too good to hide away – we especially in Europe could learn tremendously much of these creative people – but no, we europeans are so conceited that we think others can learn from us… 😀

    1. Your comment brings a big grin on my face Drake. How comfortably you say the truth which others may not like to share publicly. I believe learning is a continuous process and we all can learn from each other.

  4. So great to know that these tribes are maintaining their own culture, and they are able to celebrate and enjoy their own traditions. Thank you for the fascinating post, Rashmi!

    1. My pleasure Amy ! If my effort is appreciated by my friends and readers then nothing can be better than this. I loved their openness and clear conscience towards life.

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