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Naga Lady Dr. Mozhui Awarded $418,000 Grant to Study Epigenetics of Aging

Khyobeni Mozhui,PhD, an assistant professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Genetics, Genomics and Informatics in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a $418,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the epigenetics of aging. The two-year award will support the project, titled “DNA Methylation and Gene Expression Study of Aging and Lifespan Differences.” Dr. Mozhui will use her new NIH grant to study the epigenetics of aging.(Photo provided by Khyobeni Mozhui) Dr. Mozhui is collaborating with UTHSC’s…

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Merenla Imsong

Profession I work in a multidisciplinary design store where we merge Japanese and Indian aesthetics while taking inspiration from the films of Wong Kar Wai and Wim Wenders. Current Project At work, I have been using most of my time on book research. Post work, I try to make videos with my cousin, half of which I end up deleting because I am not satisfied. Start of career My first onstage character was Daisy- a feisty, snappy housemaid who didn’t really care what her Monsieur thought as long as he…

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Determination of a Class 10 Student

“I was the only Naga among those who distributed newspapers every morning. I would wake up every morning at 3 am and get on my bicycle to get ready for my work. I covered the stretch from Nuton Basti, Duncan and Khermahal area. I would then go home and get ready for my school. I had decided to find a part time job somehow because I wanted to save for my further education. I stay with my grandparents and didn’t want to bother them for my fees and books once…

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Abiogenesis The Band

Start   Abiogenesis started off as a rock band playing both originals and covers. Gradually, as the years went by, we realise the need to go further. This made us explore and experiment with our music. The exploration and experimentation resulted in evolving a new form of world music called Howey music. Howey is a  fusion of Naga and other Indian folk with various forms of modern music. The word howey is derived from the chants or expressions of the Nagas ever since time immemorial while doing work or dance during festivals…

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Opang Jamir Metsubo

Hailing from a small beautiful town of Mokokchung, life has not been easy for this former Mister International. Started modelling at a tender age of 16 back in 2008, when male modelling was rare and new in this side of the country. It wasn’t easy for him as a model as he had to face lot of challenges and ups and down however he never gave up. He says, I came from a society where job means working in a governmental office and fashion and modelling was considered as taboo…

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Easterine Kire

Author of many inspirational books and many children books who portrays the Naga villages in her own charisma of beautiful stories. Winner of the Hindu Prize award, 2015, and the writer of the first English Novel by a Naga. Born in March 1959 in Nagaland with a PhD degree in English literature from Pune University. Easterine Kire become the author of the first book of Naga poetry published in English in 1982 called the “Kelhoukevira” and later wrote the first novel by a Naga writer in English titled “A Naga…

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