15 MISCONCEPTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT NORTH EAST (erners) INDIA


Statutory Warning
 If it does not make sense to you then you have two options,
1. Refrain from reading it. 2. Read and consider me as a total gasbag

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1.EVERYONE HERE IS TRIBAL:  Yeah, Northeast is home to more than you can count tribes. Any day, I could love to hear the word ‘indigenous people’ rather than ‘tribal’. Anyway, if someone is of the opinion that all the Northeasterners are tribal then it is the second biggest blunder one can commit, first is the blunder to be born as an ‘unteachable’. Want to hear about  the upper caste here? Have you heard of Assamese Brahmins or for that matter, Meitei Brahmins (Manipuri Brahmins, locally known as Bamons)? There are lots of caste and sub-caste. Moreover, each tribe of Northeast has their own distinct culture and tradition, so Northeast tribes are very much different from the tribes found in other parts of India.  By the way, do not call us ‘jungli’ just because there are lots of jungles in this region; it shows we were born from the womb of nature, metaphorically. You better take lemonade to get over from the Jungle Book hangover. Come and see the serene beauty of our region, its picturesque will make you more civilized which you are not.

2. WE ARE CANNIBALS- I don’t know which anthropological research you were part of if you have found evidence of cannibals existing in Northeast India. As a Naga, I want to say that my forefathers were head hunters and I take pride in it. During war time they had their techniques of winning the battle, even Genghis Khan  apart from riding his stallion in the mountain ranges of Mongolia, played mind games by evoking a fear and half of the war was won before it even began, war techniques you fogey. Yes, my forefathers were head hunters but we are and never were cannibals. If your imagination is frozen in time then this article is a burner.  

3. WE ARE HARDCORE NON-VEGETARIANS. WE EAT DOG: We all live in a world risked by lifestyle diseases where food habits too count. Like the rest of homo sapiens, Northeasterners too has ears which mean they are aware of the diseases like diabetes, cholesterol, stomach cancer, blood pressure and the list goes on. Vegetables are cheaper than meat, consumption of meat on a daily scale is proving to be a luxury, which even the 'haves' finds it uncool. First, not all Northeasterners are non-vegetarians, secondly, go green concept is branching out even here. As for the dog-meat eating part, I heard that there is a belief (it might be traditional knowledge at the display) that dog’s meat prevents malaria and also acts as an anti-aging agent. Well, I don’t know how far it is valid, as I have never consumed dog meat, neither my sister nor my brothers nor my friends. Guess you got that.

4.WE ARE ALL MASTI AND NO STUDY: So, here is it. With a guitar in hand, branded shoes, skull big headphones and English songs on the lips we keep the campus smooth and shine. Which meant to say we are on the campus not to study but to make a career in ‘Look at me, I am not a scholar just a sport. Hire me.’ You got us wrong just like you got the meaning of my Bob Marley’s song ‘No Woman No Cry’ all wrong says no woman no more tears, does not mean if there is no woman there won’t be tears. Sure, we are fun loving for all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but not everyone is into masti. Just because we don’t have the Albert Einstein’s hairdo does not mean we are dumb full on fun. There are lots of Northeasterners who are nerdy. Some youths of Northeast have done so well academically at national and international level. So, please define what ‘masti’ means in your language. Moreover, the suicide rate in academics seems to be increasing so masti is essential, learn from us, you wannabes.


5.RESERVATION THE SAVING GRACE: Reservation which is justified under the term ‘affirmative action’ has been a matter of debate ever since its implementation. No doubt there is a flaw in the way it is being used, who gets when and who gets the benefit under whose expense and blah, blah, blah? But, the problem seems to be showering from above and not springing out from below. If someone has a problem with the current reservation policy then that someone should know that he/she won’t achieve a thing by doubting or mocking the calibre and merit of the person who is reaping the benefit of reservation policy. An allegory, a man was peeing in the public toilet, suddenly the roof fell down, now, will he file an FIR against the man who went to the loo before him or will he sue the builder of the bathroom? Not all the Northeasterners comes under the reserved category, and there are some who though belongs under reserve category does not embrace the benefits out of it, they have their own arguments, some with weaker economic status rightly claims it and some even if they are economically well off claims it because of the opportunism brought about by the confusion of who should be getting reservation. Reservation is still an unsettled matter, till then; let me remind you that not all Northeasterners live by the saving grace of reservation.


6.GIRLS OF NORTH-EAST ARE FASHION DIVA; THEY WEAR JUST TO GIVE HARD ON: Very well, basically, the woman coming from Northeast knows how to dress. They have friends who help them out as to what to wear and how to wear. Then, there are fashion magazine- sources. However, all the Northeast girls are not into fashion, some hardly care what they wear, every woman has her own priority, same implies to Northeastern women too. Choice of dress is a way of releasing a message, it can be either to rebel the structure or to explore and experience something new in the spectrum of identity. However, no woman wears a particular dress to be raped, molested or taunted. If someone gets ten seconds erection after seeing a woman in a sensuous dress then visit a sexologist or a psychologist. Please!

7. YOUTHS OF THIS REGION ARE BIG TIME DRUGGIE: A chemist shop by its other name is known as the drug store, but the other name for Northeastern youths is not drug addicts. There was a wave in this region some decades ago when substance abuse among the youths was going at an alarming rate, yes, we did bade farewell to a good number of youths who had a promising future, had they been alive, they would be in their mid-40s. Things did not stop there, their stories were told, retold and present youths knew for themselves what the future of being an addict is. However, in those years too there were exceptions; there were youths who refrained from such uses, so generalisation was never an option. And there are religious institutions that time and again brings sermon to support the usage, ‘We say no to drugs!’ The region has seen the boon of many talented youths, whether it be singer, musician, designer, writer like me (self-promotion) or any occupation you name it. That keeps us busy.

8. PROSTITUTION IS RAMPANT: Politics, prostitution and religion are the oldest businesses in the world, why business? Money flowing, floating and flying. But, out of the three only prostitution has been looked down with every lasting condemn, the other two is fully legalised, of course, why will they not. We accuse, abuse, ostracise the service provider and the client? Well, no one cares about the client. One interesting phenomena is, we find more non-local girls in our respective towns in this business. Everyone needs a job to live in this materialistic world, but to record the wrong facts is a devious attempt aimed at character assassination, and that is not at all called an argument. A pseudo-intellectual person I know once said, “Prostitution is rampant in your region.” I asked, “How can you say that? You have never been there. Don’t make sweeping statements.” He replied, “I have seen in one of the channels.” After asking the details, I learned to know that he had mistaken it with one of the cities of Asia. When I came to South Delhi, I heard people saying that Priya complex is filled with prostitutes hailing from the northeast, luring by wearing all the provocative dresses. It has been 5 years since I shifted to South Del; I have seen none, not at any hour of the day/night. Maybe my bad luck.

9. HIV/AIDS HUB: Let me indulge you in a scene, a boy from mainland India and a woman from Northeast India is about to make out. Just then the guy goes crazy as he cannot find the pack of condom he bought the other day. The girl says, “Is it so necessary?” The boy replies, “Yes, yes, it is.” Wait a minute, had his following lines been, “Because, dear, I don’t want you to be a victim of unplanned pregnancy.”  Then, he is sweet, wise and caring. But no, his following lines are, “Because you are from Northeast and Northeast is famous for HIV/AIDS issues and shits like that.” Since the girl has a positive pride, she replies, “Why don’t you first take a bath as you stink and then got for electrolysis to remove all your bushy hairs, then suck your own 1-inch*** and then f*** yourself whole night long.” Then walks out. For some, it will be a petty couple’s fight, but it carries the message, I don’t have to say anything more, may you interpret it in the matter which will make you a better social animal.

10.  CHEAP ENGLISH SPEAKING LABOUR: Globalization brought about BPOs. The call centres which gives a job to unemployed youths has been a hyped topic for discussion. To answer the international calls they want people who can speak English in an accent favourable to the ears of the consumers abroad. The shopping malls and high street boutiques want the salesperson who can speak minimal English to communicate with costumers who are comfortable in English. And of course, the restaurant’s waitress is someone who has an exotic smile to please everyone.  The salary is low, I am not the right person to say how much they should be getting because I am not the part of the management, but, as a human being I have the right to shout it out that they have the right to be treated with respect and utmost dignity. No remarks, no insult, hard work should be appreciated and no framing under false cases.
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11. HAVEN FOR BLACK MONEY: When someone says coming from The Northeast you are so rich no? Then you better read between the lines. Once a woman in full sarcasm asked, “There are no big industries in this region, then, how come you guys drive the best of imported cars?” I could have said the answer she wanted to hear, but no, instead, I replied, “Car loans. That is what banks are for, right? Corruption is prevalent in every part of India; well it might differ in degree, though. And then there are various illegal underhand businesses, well, that is prevalent in all the part of our country. The problem of ‘black money’ is jeopardy for our economy, really? Yes, that is what we are told, that is what we read. Well, if black money is a problem to the economy of the country, then find a solution, fix it. Nothing will be solved by blaming which state is a haven for it. Writing this point makes me feel as if I am a part of some Mafia movie.


12. STUPID PACKAGES- WE KNOW MARTIAL ARTS, MOMO & CHOWMEIN IS OUR STAPLE FOOD: Bruce Lee, Jet Lee and Jackie Chan are not our uncles or cousins, just because we have mongloid morphology does not mean we fly and kick high up in the sky. Yes, like in other cities of India in our towns too there are martial schools, but that is not for free, meaning they charge fees.  It is ridiculously disgusting if you mock us by showing off your petty copied steps after watching pirated kung fu DVDs. Momo and Chowmein are not our sample food, the larger part of Northeasterners take rice, with their ethnic delicacies which include bamboo-shots, dried vegetables, salads with awesome ingredients, mouth-watering chutneys, stews, sauces, fermented soya bean/fish…yummy, yummy.


13. ONLY LOVE MARRIAGES EXIST: Are you kidding? If only love marriage existed in Northeast India then Yash Chopra in his lifetime could have verified it. Sometimes there is heavy opposition from the families so couples adopt the oldest trick i.e., elopement. Good to say, there are no such thing as honour killing, at the max there will be emotional drama and in the worse case the family will disown the couple. Things do not stop there; some people are comfortable with the choice of their parents. Yeah, sometimes parents know where to get the diamond from the coal mine. There is an equal number of arrange marriages as that of love marriages, and surprisingly, the rate of divorce is also equivalent in both the cases.

14.IF I GO TO the NORTH-EAST I WILL BE KIDNAPPED: Seriously, tell me what do you think of yourself? Are you Amitabh Bachchan or Sonia Gandhi, everyone knows you? My Mathematics teachers were all non-Naga, had they been feed with such notion then I could have never known so many non-Naga surnames. If you are so shitty scared then go for Roadies audition, it will kill the chicken out of you. All you need is information about the roads and where to stay, I am sure if you are cool enough then you will have Northeastern friends in your friend list or friend’s friend list, better ask for their help, but don’t go with the fear that you will be kidnapped or else you will be definitely kidnapped by your grandmother’s gooseberry tales.


15. AND THE FATHER OF ALL POINTS-NORTH EAST IS NOT A PART OF INDIA: Why is it so that when I was in elementary school, myself along with rest of my classmates were made to memorise the name of all the states of India along with their capitals. Here again, let me put you in a scene,

A Northeastern girl is travelling in a train, precisely, a sleeper class, a kid who is a non-Northeasterner claiming to be a student of standard 7 ask her where she is from? When she replies say Mizoram, the kid is curious to see the colour of her state’s currency.’ For the kid, Mizoram is a country.

Most of the Indians do not even know all the names of the eight Northeastern states of India, I am not saying I want to hear, “I am an Indian and I know all the names of the eight Northeastern states of India.” I want to point out that while structuring the syllabus by the central board of education or even state broad for that matter, there has been negligence. Why Northeast India should be studied only from the anthropological lens, patronising that we are primitive. We have our own rich history, when will it be seen in the pages of school textbooks. When will I be able to say which state of India I am from and do not have to explain geographically where it is.

To be continued…
I have written these points, it is up to you whether you want to add more points or want to do something regarding it. Share if you want to educate the ignorant; a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. Whatever, just don’t sit.

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Author’s note: Thank you for reading this article. The responses are overwhelming. However, some of the comments are crass to the core. God, have mercy on those impoverished minds. I am not begging anyone to agree to this post, this is not a panacea to the racism faced by Northeasterners in India, and that is exactly why there should be healthy arguments. I am not against people of any states. I hate racism and racist people, that’s all.  Another thing, some of the readers have been shamelessly plagiarising this post and representing as if this is their work of glory. Please avoid it. Believing that I deserve some credit, please acknowledge the link of this blog, in case you want to share.



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  1. Everything u say is true. Most of the Indians consider the northeast to be outside India.

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    3. As an Indian, I consider Northeasterners to be just as Indian as me, someone from Delhi.

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    1. I love northeastern culture๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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  3. Ignorance is a disease. And an awareness like this would definitely help eradicate the disease.

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  4. I really like your post.Seriously u r a great writer.Hope more northeasterners would come up with such ideas and mentality.

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  5. i fully agreed with you... but my opinion is that our northeast people is comparatively lazy... we are not hardworking... somewhere we're bias with our tradition more than facutal...i.e. i don't say we have to forget our tradition but we have to learn how to improve our economic background as well as social culture... how to invest? how to earn? how to do business... how to develop technology.... somewhere, it has found that we are expanding more than our income.. for which people of other region are laughing... and that is not good signal... we have to change from such types of activities...for claping, at least 02 hands are required? that means somewhere we did also mistake... mistake should be avoided... somewhere, for hiding of our weakpoint, we using word discrimination of northeast people.. that should be avoided.. somewhere it is also observed that we're fighting each other in ethinic clash like Kaki Vs Naga, Reang VS Mizo. in spite fighting each other... we are required to work for improving us..i am not a good writer in english but i just want to paste here my view... if i doing any objectionable words, please forgive me friends...

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    1. Deep thought, can't say much about the business sense of north easterners but a lot of my friends hail from all parts of seven sisters and in no way they r less than any one. I have travelled 3 states in north east for an excess of 6 months at a stretch, even in market the prices are not competitive but compassion and friendly tone of voice was never absent. I belong from Jamshedpur and my whole family is from Bihar and we suffer gr8 amount of humiliation across the country. To each of them I say only this don't ever go west and if you do humbly listen when they taunt u as an Indian, because u have to accept the fact that at present India lacks economically.

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  6. nice work,,,i really appreciate ya enthusiasm..keep up the good work

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  7. Ayangti, This is a nice write up however we should not get confused and generalize Mainland Indians too. There are well educated, well behaved and well informed Mainland Indians too, I know u have refrained yourself from using the word mainland Indians but it is obvious that it's targeted to them. So it'll be nice to read another write up that is a good read for everyone.

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  8. I am Assamese, When I moved to Delhi, i was told "You do not look assamese. Nor does your parents." All that only because I have big eyes and curly hair. really? Do you even KNOW what assamese people look like?? I am tired of explaining that all northeastern's are NOT mongoloid. just because it's the northeast, it does not mean everyone is tribal with small eyes and straight hair. come on! the is more diversity that that!

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  9. Good article with grammar that may induce epileptic fits.

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  10. I am eager to do journalism in IIMC, but my friends, parents and relatives are very much anxious about militancy in North eastern states. Nevertheless I am very excited to go there; it would be great if you can share what you know about mizoram

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  11. Read this post in one of the forum and I really liked it. I want you to get an award for such an awesome post. Some people will love it, some people might disagree, some people might be just stuck with their cynicism as they can't write like you and some might fight over the grammar, but all I have to say is Lady you will get The Nobel Prize one day (Y)

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  12. Nice blog post.... things u say are so relevant.... do check out my blogs at http://punchingnotes.blogspot.in .... :) will be looking forward to more blog posts by you...keep it up :)

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  13. I believe you made your points crystal clear. I don't prefer to get called my self from a specific state or region. Some times I hide my surname too. I hope your message brings us together.

    Jai Hind

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  15. You are doing very WRONG. I am shocked. Trying to highlight the plague of caste system in North East, just to emulate the mainland Indians and appease them? Caste system is a disease, and if it is creeping up in North East - rise of Brahmins who look down upon others as inferior beings - then you are going in the wrong direction. Please do NOT try to appease the Hindus by trying to emulate their habits. Although the idiotic TV soaps depict all that is wrong in Indian culture like dowry, caste system, class system, arranged marriages etc. I believe you North Easterners feel ashamed that you do not have castes and that you eat non vegetarian food. My god, I am simply surprised by your apologetic answers. You dont have to adopt caste system, dress up in Sarees, and go vegetarian etc to be "accepted" by them. They are morons anyway, and are backward because of these very traditions that they admire. And yes, there is nothing wrong in eating dogs or even cats. Most of the Japanese and Chinese do that too, and they dont give a rat's ass about what Indians (who are obviouslly less developed compared to them) think about it. I will be greatly disappointed if one day in future I see North Easterners dressed up in Sarees, discriminating others based on their caste or what they eat, or arranging marriages of their adult kids based on their stars and breed. You should be proud you dont have these things, instead of ashamed. And "tribe" is a general term - I wonder why the Hindus attach a "wild" connotation to it. The ruling families of Saudi Arabia form a tribe too. The Pathans are a tribe too, so are the Jats of India. None of them are necessarily barbarians or "junglis"

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    1. +1000
      Kickass points!

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    2. Er, you are aware that Hinduisn has existed in the Northeast Indian states for awhile now, right? The caste systems in this region have not suddenly "crept up" there, they were a part of the local culture already.

      But your comment is full of ignorance (however well-meaning you claim to be) to begin with, so I don't know why I bother. Have fun being a bigoted against Hindus and mainland Indians!

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    3. Some readers are retard to the core, does not even know what the writer wants to say :) People stop writing stupid comments...check this blog post of Ayangti.

      http://ayangtilongkumerwrites.blogspot.in/2014/06/my-blog-has-eleven-type-of-readers.html

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  16. Ayangti Longkumer, kudos for writing such an awesome article. You are one of the best blog writers I have come across. Some of the readers seem to be superficial readers and did not understand the message you want to convey, but let it not dampen your spirit. Keep up the good work. From now on I am going to be one of the most sincere readers of your blog.

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  17. You must hv your own reasons to write this blog. I am from rajasthan , our last 3 generations have been predominantly Army ppl. We hv interacted with Gorkhas and other north east ppl. We hv found them to be like us and find them a lot better then us in quite a few areas... u guys knw how to enjoy life. I hv never ever thought of norrtheasterns any different from the rest of the Indians.
    you guys are a lot sturdier and adventurous.
    so be proud of yourself. You might hv come across a few low IQ guys and their attitude might hv propelled you to write this blog

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  18. Hi Guys,
    I am Ninad from Mumbai
    I been to North East region for quite long time, sometimes for official work and sometimes as a tourist, especially in Mizoram and Manipur. Its really heaven like scenic places everywhere, Nice hospitable people.
    I decided to marry with North east women that day only but never succeeded as 90% population is Christians and seems they don't marry outside this North East community.
    Anybody expert can through light on this subject?
    Ninad

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    1. don't worry, ninad, fortunately, tribal girls are liberal too, they consider love as their primary "Jesus" for the sake of which they might be ready to leave even their secondary "Jesus" that's church, just the catch is that you have to be in true love with that north east or that tribal girl...i'm very happy that the blogger has thrown light into criterias that really is happening out here in our region, myself i'm from guwahati, a pure assamese, fighter caste or rajput u may say if converted to north indian value. Good and bad people exist everywhere, most tribal girls will have pre marital sex keeping up with new generation metro style, will gulp a beer or some even smoke, send their boobs pic in whatsapp to their respective boyfrens but good girls do exist, trust me on that....good luck buddy!!

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  19. My boyfriend is from manipur.. He is gem of person and his family too, never seen such person in my life to stand by ur side in any condition be it good or bad for 8 long years... but as u have listed few things my parents too consider that and they are not allowing me to marry him.. I belong from Mumbai.. Hope things go right and v wil be together for lifetime.. Anyway very nice and true post.

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  20. Good Article with realistic panorama.
    One thing is certain, to remove stereotypes against north east, north east needs to interact more. I have observed people from north east that they are always in groups no matter what they do, approaching them for a conversation is not always easy and open. Being a law professor I understand the reasoning which you convey in this article. It is really important to preserve one's language and culture but it is also important to try dissolving in a common pool in way you don't get noticed separately. That is one solution because people here have not actually interacted and those including me who have friends from there are very close to heart.
    We have to think... why there are barriers,on what ground.. both are apprehended with doubts indeed... May be when a risk is taken,when a guy from north east hang outs more on individual basis with people from various parts of the country than in their groups only.. somewhere we need bold steps.. Secondly, regarding offensive things which are called to people from north east will also stop with excessive interaction. It is very common that physical appearence do counts as a difference,human behavior to seek differences,it is anthropological for everyone.. So, more interactions with common pool understanding should be a priority. Lastly, people will gradually extend their acceptance level as they do accept people from south India,Kashmir etc. Difference is only psychological and can be erased with collective effort of increased interaction level.

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  21. Hi Everybody I am Ninad again.

    Recently one nice well educated girl from Shillong became friend of mine. I like her and wants to marry, she also likes me. But she has concern that she is Christian and I am Hindu. She belongs to Kharsi tribal. she says their community or Christianity does not easily allow them to marry outsider and other than Christian.
    Now how to resolve this problem?? I am even ready to Fly to Shillong and convince her parents and all
    But still picture is unclear. Anybody can advice me ???

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    1. all the very best ....try .... you will succeed surely

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  22. hi ninad, it's me...ur soul saviour ( jus kiddin yaar)// i myself worked in shillong for few months...khasis are basically matrilinial society, (stree pradhan), guys come and live in girl's home after marraige, basically a khasi woman can marry any no. of persons according to their wish, believe me in shillong i met people (lots of them) who didn't know their father's name, practically even today khasi woman marry more than 2 - 3 husbands in their lifetimes, birth of a baby girl in the family gives much more pleasure rather than birth of a baby boy (perfect antagonism of Haryana, UP etc) well,,this is india my friend, (yaha kuch bhi ho sakta hai), but as i said earlier, every society good and bad people exists, so the call is in your heart...whatever you do, please don't consider the thought of changing your religion coz that's the last thing you would be doing before fully becoming a true "looser" man. And before becoming blind in love please consider my each and every word i wrote here (it's 100% seen and known in our region of north east), not a word i wrote is lie/// gud luck!!

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    1. Hey man...no offence but you sound like an educated fool

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  23. u have mentioned the correct points .i am born and brought up in northeast .when i came to delhi i have seen people have lot of misconception about the northeast.

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  24. Hi Sanja & Rock Rock
    What you are saying is true, but the womens who are well educated liberal wont marry with 2/3 persons in todays world

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  25. i am still in shock that i became an outsider in my own country.

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  26. Miss.Longkumer, I am from Assam. I was going through your profile, it seems you have been blogging from 2011 onwards only, but see the amount of admirers you have won. I make sure I read all your blog post, I salute you, I am left with nothing but utter admiration. Me being my judge, you are the best blogger which I have ever come across. Your ideas are fresh and young. If I have the power then I would have grant you the Award of Blogger @least from Northeast...keep on writing, keep on inspiring.

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  27. I am from South India, educated and in a good job. I speak very good English, have lived in the US and am single. How am I to find a north east girl for long term relationship? I find north east women attractive.

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    1. As a guy from the northeast...I'd like to say that the key to every women's heart is the same....
      Be yourself...approach right....and always be a gentleman.... All the very best

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  28. It will be great if we readers bring meaningful comments instead of useless stuffs that does not concern the writer.

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  29. according to anthropologist if we say there r many tribal groups in north-east.. am i wrong?
    and what do u mean by brahmin? existence of brahmin doesnt mean that u r not tribal people..
    ur article is full of superiority complex.. brother plz dont get upset if u r from a tribal community.. i know v well that u r suffering from inferiority complex..
    and u confessed that ur forefathers were head-hunters and u r PROUD of it.. how can u say it!!! it is logical that ur forefathers were proud of it but U!!! after reading that line i must say that u can justify anything from NE as good custom.. omg u should visit a mental asylum..

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  30. Hi I want to marry a NE girl women. I tried to be friend with them many times on Facebook, but nothing worked out. It seems they dont prefer to marry outside the community.
    Can anybody suggest me a marriage beuro in NE?

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  31. Hey, just so you know, Mongolia is a plains land. :) It is not a mountain range.

    Source: am a boy from Mongolia, married an Indian NE girl.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Mongolia
    http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/154670/
    http://www.greatsteppes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70:eastern-mongolia--the-great-plains&catid=35:tourist-destinations&Itemid=88


    We are steppic nomadic people....not mountain people...

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    1. Mongolia has mountain ranges too, I guess it has three mountain ranges. Moreover, the writer has use Mongolia just to make a point so let's not argue about geography or anthropology of that country. The article is about NE, let's focus on that. I hope Ms.Longkumer will agree to that.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Mongolia

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  32. IT IS BECAUSE OF THE NORTH EAST FEMALES THAT PROSTITUTION ENTERED INDIA! ALSO THE FEMALES DRESS BADLY AS THEY DONT CARE ABOUT CULTURE. IT IS BETTER THAT NORTH EAST A SEPERATE PART OF THE WORLD AND NOT TO INDIA ATEAST!

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    1. Hahaaa....kya chutiya hai bey tu...tu Teri maa ki choot se hi nikla hai na...ya phir gali k kutti ke choot se?? Hahaaa...
      Bhosadi saale....bharwa madarchod...
      Gandu hai tu...hahaaa...
      Tere ghar wale phi pareshan honge terese shayad...itna chutiya paida hua tu....hahaaa...
      Saale dimag se sochraha hai ya ghutne se??

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  33. Anonymous EVEN GOD CANT SAVE YOU IF YOU MARRY A NORTH EAST GIRL AS YOU WILL GET AIDS!!

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    1. TERI MAA KO AIDS THA JISNE TERE JAISE HARAAMI KO PAIDA KIA GANDI MENTALITY KE SATH....U DNT LIKE NORTHEASTERN PEOPLE THN DO NOT COMMENT ON THEM.....N YES AIDS TERI MAA SE TERE KO MILA COZ SHE WAS INTO PROSTITUTION AND BECOZ OF UR MOTHER PROSTITUTION STARTED IN INDIA

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    2. After all AIDS is a disease we can't bet that all north east people bears.It's every where in the world .Now a days every body aware of their safe health.

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  35. TERI MAA KO AIDS THA JISNE TERE JAISE HARAAMI KO PAIDA KIA GANDI MENTALITY KE SATH....U DNT LIKE NORTHEASTERN PEOPLE THN DO NOT COMMENT ON THEM.....N YES AIDS TERI MAA SE TERE KO MILA COZ SHE WAS INTO PROSTITUTION AND BECOZ OF UR MOTHER PROSTITUTION CAME INTO INDIA

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  36. The women from North East make good nurtured wives. All human being are equal and all the theory to prove this wrong are ban gums. They (human ) were all born the same way through hemo sapiens womb, QED.

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  37. Mr prateik koi gandu mentality laikay comment kar raha hai yaha....

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  38. Mr prateik koi gandu mentality laikay comment kar raha hai yaha....

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  39. Bro am from tamilnadu...I love northeast India...I know about the 8 wonders

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  40. Bro am from tamilnadu...I love northeast India...I know about the 8 wonders

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  42. It is by random that I found your post. Indeed, on my visits to India I have observed frequently that Indians from the mainland seem to live by stereotypes and misconceptions.

    I am a minority where I live and have been compared to stereotypes myself, though I hardly fit any of them, thanks to my unorthodox upbringing.

    I feel that what is important is one's character and deeds: Is she/he selfless? Is she/he willing to sacrifice all for her/his dreams? Is she/he willing to work hard rather than resort to cunning and manipulation for their own ends? These questions (and more like them), should dominate over questions of one's race/religion/background/finances. Ignorance should not be an excuse for bullying, hurting or denying food/water/shelter to another human being.

    I have also noticed that the people of Mizoram and perhaps Nagaland seem to have similar traditional cultural practices and cuisine to the indigenous peoples of Sabah and Sarawak, most notably the Iban and the Dayak. Perhaps there is an old connection? This could strengthen your ties to both mainland India and Southeast Asia.

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  43. Good Points there. Most of them are true :D Enjoyed going through your post.

    Regards,
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  44. its a gud point ya...I appreciate it

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  45. Thanks. Appreciate your effort to educate us ignorant Indians. :)

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  46. Your ability to handle this delicate yet important subject with such a free-flowing writing style is commendable. Good work Ayangti :)

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  47. good flow and lots of information about NE. I learnt a lot today about people. please keep posting about many traditions of NE, so that we can all learn. regards. v.s.raghavan

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  48. Case in point, I had posted this comment in a WhatsApp discussion "Weaker sex is stronger than the stronger sex because of stronger sex's weakness for the weaker sex". All women presumed weaker sex is female and jumped to defend.

    Journey of equality starts with self-belief and self-esteem. Trust me, your points are aimed at a very minority view, and most people in India think of you guys as simple people from a strong cultural background. Trouble is apprehensions detailed above effect your dealing with rest of us. Lot of NE guys appear under confident and nervous and stick around in your comfort zone of being with your type. If you just be normal, try to mix, relax and smile, you will be well accepted as everyone else. Own your space, you deserve it!

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  49. Case in point, I had posted this comment in a WhatsApp discussion "Weaker sex is stronger than the stronger sex because of stronger sex's weakness for the weaker sex". All women presumed weaker sex is female and jumped to defend.

    Journey of equality starts with self-belief and self-esteem. Trust me, your points are aimed at a very minority view, and most people in India think of you guys as simple people from a strong cultural background. Trouble is apprehensions detailed above effect your dealing with rest of us. Lot of NE guys appear under confident and nervous and stick around in your comfort zone of being with your type. If you just be normal, try to mix, relax and smile, you will be well accepted as everyone else. Own your space, you deserve it!

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