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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. 

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.

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.

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