Sielmat ICI Kristien Thalai Pawl Production 2015 Music- Robert L. Keivom Editor- Richard L. Sinate Costumes- Daisy Varte Sound- Jessai Ralsun Supervisor- Paul Nathan Videography- Richard L. Sinate & Chawnglienkung Sinate Written & Directed by- John Lalmawlsawm Hmar
The Independent Church of India (ICI) Central Choir visited Bangalore in August 2012 and performed at various churches across the IT capital of India. The The North East Olive Branch Charitable Trust sponsored the trip under ‘Rejoice’ banner and these photos are from the group’s performance at the Methodist Church on August 20, 2012.
The flower bud and the leaves of ‘ansate’ or ‘ansapui’ give a grassy taste followed by a strong tingling and a sense of numbness to the tongue when taken. It also gives a cooling sensation to the throat. The Hmar people use this herb mainly for food item and its medicinal purposes like herbal treatment for toothache and others are relatively new to them.
Maibal is also an important vegetable cultivated by the Hmar farmers. Known in English as winter melon or white gourd it belongs to the genus Benincasa. It is used by the Hmars in preparing mostly soup (both veg and non-veg) and sometimes plain fry with chicken.
This humour deserved to be listed in Hmar online museum. Despite the humour and regional dialect differences that come with it, this small conversation clearly shows that the Mizos, especially the Hmars, Lushais, Lai, etc, are one tribe (call it by whatever name). We have the same history, the same culture and don’t forget we can share our joy and pain. Spread love, not hate!