Pictures from the state of Manipur – with lots of rebels and abundance of military forces, trying to keep them in order.
There are two major groups of people, living in the state – peoople of the plains, Meitei and some others. And the hill tribes – kuki, zo, paite, and several clans of nagas.
Only pictures here. The main entry is only available in Russian, sorry.
Hard to believe, the price of gasoline here is 200 Rupees (about 7 USD) per liter – too many people still drive, not ride oxes
Pakhangba, an intricately bent Uroboros of Manipur
And here is the temple, dedicated to him
A giant cinema “Machucinema” built in the middle of nowhere – in the countryside
Classic style of grain winnowing
Not too happy about going back to school, even though on top of a school bus.
Dustbin is the byword for Manipur in the opinion of many people from the outside – this actually was the only one we found)
Armored car of CRPF, Central Reservce Police Forces
Headquarters of battalion 109, CRPF, a special unit for controlling the insurgents
An unexpected side of activities of an anti-insurgents police unit
A fancy rifle belt from Versase on a militant village dweller
Roma questioning a young local politic
A chess tournament in the village – hard to imagine anything like this in the tribal villages of Arunachal