Sunday, 22 October 2017

Barak FC wins Nagaland's most prestigious tournament "NSF Martyrs' Trophy 2017"

Barak FC, Peren showed their dominance in Nagaland after defeating the defending champions Nagaland Police (Red) in the final 2-1 to emerge as the champions of the 18th edition of NSF Martyr’s Memorial Trophy, the most prestigious football tournament in Nagaland on October 21.
With the win, Barak has now lifted the coveted trophy for the third year.
The biggest annual football tournament in Nagaland is organised by Angami Students Union in memory of Lt. Kekuojalie Sachü (Kohima Village) & Lt. Vikhozo Yhoshü (Kigwema Village) under the theme ‘Goal for Peace.’
Playing in front of a full-capacity Khuochiezie ground on a clumsy weather, the first half saw two goals from Khweteli  Thopi and Kevi Jimo Sumi from Barak side.  Ninja Golmei of Nagaland Police scored a spectacular goal in the second half but it was not enough for the team as they failed to defend the title.
During the match, Barak started the match brightly and Thopi scored a stunner in the 21st minute to give the team the lead. Minutes later, Nagaland Police should have scored the equaliser but Akum shot hits the woodwork.
Nagaland Police were second best in the match as they failed to breach the defensive line and find the target.
Before the break, Kivi Jimo Sumi scored the second goal in the 45th minute for Barak to double the lead at the end of first half.
 Despite the soggy ground and foggy weather, the final match didn’t disappoint the crowd as the match went more intense in the second half with Barak FC leading with two goals.
Barak defended the score in the second half and was jeered by some section of the crowd for wasting the time, the encounter was one-sided with Nagaland Police in better ball possession and counter attacks but they failed to hit the target.
Nagaland Police managed to pull a goal back in the 74th minute through Ninja Golmei, scoring a stunning long-range kick and send the crowd to jubilation.
Stopper Nganga Zeliang then denied a goal for Nagaland Police as he managed to tap-out the ball in the last quarter of the match. Hard luck for Police team as Barak team holds on till the final whistle to win the match.
With the victory, the champions Barak FC lifted the trophy and also won a cash award of Rs 1.6 lakh, while the runners-up Nagaland Police (Red) received Rs 1 lakh along with a trophy and citations.
The third and fourth places were bagged by Forerunners FC and Tangkhul Students Union Manipur. They both received a cash award of Rs 50,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively.
Altogether 51 teams from across the state, including four from neighboring Manipur state participated in this year tournament.
Individual awards
Best keeper- Nganga Zeliang of Barak FC
Best defender- Salu Kulimbe of Barak FC
Best midfield- Pirei Shokwungnao of Tankhul Student's Union, Manipur
Highest scorer- Kezhose Mathew of Forerunners 4th NAP Thizama
Player of the tournament- Kekhrieletuo Tsira of Nagaland Police
Fair play award- K.V.N.S

Moko Koza new song 'Puisa' is going viral on internet

The sensational singer Moko Koza after getting acclaimed for his song One Day has once again caught the attention of the Naga youngsters on internet on storm for his new nagamese song Puisa.
Moko Koza releases his new song in nagamese titled Puisa on Friday evening (October 20) after making a mark with his hit single One day (Khunhie Puo), Kohima’s very own Moko Koza has dropped his new rap song in Nagamese dialect. The song is called, “Puisa”.

Sampled beat from Aloe Blacc’s “I need a dollar”, the song humorously talks about our perspectives towards money. Starting off with catchy phrases, he raps about one being broke and in need of money and how it impacts us and the people around. On the second verse, he takes it to a general view and shares his opinions on the present scenario with Nagaland’s crisis.

On the outro of the song, he leaves a strong message stating, “We all need money to satisfy ourselves, but what money cannot buy is Love and Love is priceless”.
The song itself speaks about corruption where money comes into play. We raise our voice against corruptions but, are we actually practising what we are preaching? A change will start from us alone and it is that change that will help bring a better tomorrow.
He extends his greetings to all the people of Nagaland and urges each and every one of us to spread love and not hate.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Neivizonuo releases debut music video "The Beauty of Your Dream"

Neivizonuo Pienyu releases debut music video The Beauty of Your Dream 

Neivizonuo Pienyu, an upcoming artiste released her debut music video titled ‘The beauty of your dreams’ at the Bambusa Express, Kezhohol Complex, Razhu Point, Kohima on Wednesday. The release programme was attended by local musicians, well-wishers and family members among others.
Renowned musician Mengu Suokhrie, a mentor of Neivizonuo, in her address lauded the upcoming musician for the achievement. Suokhrie further said she was inspired and honoured to have her very own student releasing a music video.
It was informed that the new music video will be made available at Indihut and YouTube on Wednesday evening from 6 pm onward.
Neivizonuo Pienyu is a gospel artiste who hails from Kohima village. Through her music, she aims to reach out and save the perishing souls and spread the gospel.
The song is about encouraging people not to give up on their dreams, but to believe in God “for nothing is impossible when we count on Him and trust Him'. It may be mentioned that the new music video was written and composed by the artiste.
Pienyu received her inspiration from celebrated Naga artiste Mengu Suokhrie who was also her music teacher by listening to her songs and her performance. Neivizonuo, the eldest of three siblings, started singing at the age of 11. Apart from singing lessons, she also went on to take Piano lessons and further took vocal training for three years under the mentorship of Mengu Soukhrie.
It may be recalled that Neivizonuo was also a contestant for Kids for Fame Season 4 in 2013, which is being annually organized by Pheto Music Association. She is currently pursuing her theological study at Faith Theological Seminary, Jotsoma.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Aizawl FC: From relegation to resurrection to champion

Photo credit: Aizawl FC Facebook page
Aizawl FC dubbed as the people’s club has become immortal in Indian football history on Sunday evening after the draw against Shillong Lajong was enough for Aizawl to seal the I-League title on the last matchday of the 2016/17 season.  They also created history by becoming the first club from the north-east India to win the I-League title.
A club whose budget is just around Rs 2 crore (Mohun Bagan had spend the same amount in buying Sony Norde, a midfielder).
The Leicester moment for the Aizawl team as their fortunes turned around in just a matter of a year as Aizawl FC won their I-League title only in their second year of top-flight football; they were relegated to the second division of Indian football last year, but after a few Goan clubs pulled out of the country's league, they got a lifeline back to stay.
Photo credit: I-League facebook page

Coach Khalid Jamil with the likes of Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City coach) made some smart transfer moves this year by bringing some experience Indian players like Jayesh Rane and Ashutosh Mehta from Mumbai FC, and foreign players, Nigerian defender Obunmeme, the Ivory Coast forward Bayi Kamo (Vardy of Aizawl FC) and the Syrian midfielder Al Amnah (Kante of Aizawl FC). These transfers proved to be a smart choice as Bayi Kamo provided the much paced in the game and defy the defender opponent with his smart move and Al Amnah, the engine of Aizawl FC was ever present throughout the match to provide the ball. 
Photo credit: I-League facebook page
Before the match, Aizawl players were protesting after finding out that the title-deciding game would be conducted by officials from Bengal. Aizawl protested because Kolkata side Mohun Bagan was also in title contention and playing a simultaneous match against Chennai. The club said that they have earlier requested the AIFF to appoint neutral match officials from other states.
Aizawl were leading the I-League table with 36 points from 17 matches, three points ahead of second-placed Mohun Bagan before the Sunday's game, and needed at least a draw to clinch their maiden title
During the game, a goal by William Lalnunfela that put the Aizawl team on level terms with Lajong was enough for Aizawl FC to win The Hero I-League 2016-2017. The point meant that Mohun Bagan's 2-1 win was meaningless.
In the making of history for Aizawl FC, Mizoram government was an untold story behind the success, as the government took most of the initiative to create the ecosystem to develop young players. Because of the hilly terrain, Mizoram did not have enough football fields. But the government with its initiative introduced artificial turfs across Mizoram and started organizing local tournaments. With no big sponsors, the money spent by the Government of Mizoram in creating the infrastructure played a huge role in the success of both Mizoram in the Santosh Trophy triumph in 2014 and now in Aizawl’s success in I-League.
Photo credit: Aizawl FC facebook page
Currently Mizoram has 58 players playing in the 10-team national league. Mohan Began player  Jeje, East Bengal’s Lalrindika Ralte, and Robert Lalthlamuana, and Bengaluru FC’s Daniel Lalhlimpuia and Sena Ralte to name a few are some of the Mizo players in I league.
"I am really happy for the players. Aizawl are a great team and they have showed that even without big names you can win championships. They were consistent and have got what they deserve," Sunil Chhetri India football skipper and Bengaluru FC’s star striker was quoted on
"Aizawl will play in the AFC Cup and now they will not represent the Northeast, but the entire country as well, they should be ready for that," Chhetri added.
"Aizawl FC's triumph unfurls a new chapter in Indian football history. This victory will encourage the youth of the country and create a self-belief that on the football pitch, you can pull it off with teamwork. Congratulations," All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel said in a statement to IANS. (With inputs from news agencies)

Monday, 10 April 2017

Nana- A tale of us: Nagamese movie trailer goes viral on social media

Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
The new nagamese movie ‘Nana- A tale of us’ since its teaser trailer on Sunday, the film has been a talking point in Nagaland all over the place through word of mouth or social media. Dreamz Unlimited decided to make a full fledge feature film. The trailer taking over the storm on Facebook and has reached a viewership of 13, 180 in Youtube within a day.
While not much has been revealed about the film through the trailer, the natural beauty of the picturesque hill station of Nagaland has been one of the main attraction in the trailer, here is a pictures from the trailer of ‘Nana: A tale of us’ that will make you feel........................
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
Nana has been a talking point of interest to the people since it easy to understand and hard to forget like the olden days where Naro became the face in the Nagamese movie. Nana seems to connect people from all walks of life. The kid in the trailer has added more curiosity, connection and attribution. The role she takes seems to be quite interesting.
According to me, the kid who is playing a major role in the movie is known as Nana and the story would revolve around her adding spice to the story along with her dad Chuzho and mom Mengu
Nana: A tale of us ‘ was shot in several locations in the different part of Nagaland.
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
The politician
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
The feature film seems to earn it mark as a milestone in Nagaland film industry. A film that revolves around politics, family, and friendship. The trailer is really connecting the people of Nagaland, for instances, the water scarcity in the scene. The movie is set to be released this summer; however, the releasing dates were not being confirmed.
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
Tiakumzuk Aier
The film is produced by Aoyimti Youth Ministry in collaboration with Dreamz Unlimited and Rain Drops Entertainment. The movie is directed by Tiakumzuk Aier.

Here are some of the comments in Facebook
Nyanbemo Lotha Naga: This is definitely going to be the game changer in Nagaland movie making, the trailer is just too good, sharing is the least I can do for now so sharing it, anxiously waiting.
Sankhadeep Bhattacharjee: Wow, in this trailer everything is so perfect, from cinematography to acting.
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
Comments on Youtube
Shong ElectricShoes: The most awaited movie of 2017 for us now.
Nsung Ngullie: for a moment I felt like it was a Hollywood trailer, hatu asa. The best team in Nagaland dreamz unlimited.
Vishvat c:  superb,please release with subtitles.request from subscriber from Bhopal
Argen. Sue: Gave me goosebumps!!! can't wait for the movie. Sure it's a movie based on Nagaland's betterment ....a concept which none does better than y'all and which is appreciated all over. Thank you guys one and all. Keep up the good work.
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
Orenthung Kikon: Trailer looks promising. Waiting in eagerness! Seems like a movie that's been truly made BY Nagas FOR the Nagas. Keep up the good work. Of late Naga society has been witnessing an unfortunate situation of deluge by aliens and outside forces, in all spheres. @Dreamz Unlimited, you're that delightful silver lining over the gloomy gray clouds. I sincerely hope that you guys go on to etch a formidable mark in the annals of Naga society. You're a history in the making; make a memorable one, please never let personal ego crush your collective passion. GO, GROW, AND GLOW!
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
The lead actor, Zhokhoi Chuzho who featured in FORCE 2 along with John Abraham is likely to be the main character.
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
The lead actress, Mengu Suokhrie who is a singer, songwriter, composer, music recording artist &vocal teacher.
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
Chuzho, 32 years is from Chakhesang community, born and brought up from Dimapur. He earned his black belt 1st and a 2nd degree from Thai kick Boxing and Wushu Martial Arts. He has 7 local production movies and 3 Bollywood movies. “Revenge” (Nagamese) is one of the favorite movies he acted in.
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
It felt like a decade since the immersion of Nagamese movies that will never grow in the market, however the new movie that is about to release soon seems to be diverting it course of interest, household celebrity names like Naro, Meren is likely to be renamed as Nana. With this new movie on the line, it would make an impact at the national arena as well if the movie proves to be what it was shown in the teaser.
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media
For the people, who dont know who Dreamz Unlimited is, its is a production house of film and theater based in Dimapur.
The production has made a social impact on social media with short clips and short films with zero budgets and has received a lot of credits, critics and followers on Facebook as well. Their video clips are taken up on various social issues such as bad roads, wayward youngsters, IBIs, sanitation, and hygiene etc. Those videos have been going viral in both whats app and Facebook. If you are behind, do follow them in facebook @Dreamz Unlimited or Youtube channel @Dreamz Unlimited.
Nana-A tale of us: Nagamese movie rocks social media

                                   Here is the trailer of the video
With inputs from Morung Express, Dreamz Unlimited video.

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Machine gun Lavoriyi Theluo strikes at Chetheba Town

Chetheba Town, January 8

As Left winger Lavoriyi Theluo hit the woodwork and missed it, the crowd went Rünümole as they also missed the chance to witness the star player in action in rest of the CAYSA meet. The Phusachodu team failed to qualify for quarters with a draw and a defeat here at Chetheba local ground.
CTSU press interacted with Machine gun Theluo on Sunday.The 23 year old is currently playing for Maharana Athletic club based in Guwahati and is the son of Lt. Dutsonye Theluo hailing from Phusachodu village.
Playing  at the CAYSA  meet for the 3rd time and the second at Chetheba Town, Theluo shared his experience, “I feel so happy to be here, love the atmosphere, meeting old mates and making new friends is really a good feeling and yes, not forgetting everything has improved a lot comparing to last time when I visited Chetheba” he said.
He became a football professional in the year 2011 after he joined the club Life Sports FC based in Kohima.
On the reason why he took football as a profession, Theluo enthusiastically exclaimed “to do what I love and at the same time to glorify God with my talent God gave me.”
On his view about Chokri Area football players if they could compete in national or state level, “Yes someday soon if we put hard work and dedicate ourselves to the game we play” Theluo remarked.
He laments that the people of Chokri Area are not dearth of talent but lazy and get puffed up easily on bad habits.
He dreamt of playing in I-league or ISL clubs in the future and become a coach after he retires.
“If someone else can do it, why can’t you?” he challenged and asked the football players to work harder in order to hone their skills and to be fit to compete with the rest of the world.
On asked if youngsters can take football as a profession, he said “Yes definitely, if you have love and passion for the game don’t give up, keep on praying to God to grant your prayers. “
He represented Nagaland twice in a senior national level tournament and North East tournament. He also played for an Odisha based club at Madhya Pradesh and finished as champions in All India Football Tournament.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Naga girl Kenei hits gold in MA history at Mangalore University

Credit: Bangalore Mirror
With the buzz of women reservation making headlines in the national media, yet again in a total chaos, a naga lady Keneiseno Neihu (Kenei) dethroned the fuzz in south Indian newspapers by receiving two gold medals, three cash prizes and first rank in MA History at the 35th convocation of Mangalore University on March 4.

In one of the daily newspaper, Deccan Herald, the headline read “Auto driver's, tailor's sons, Nagaland girl among gold medal winners” Keneiseno Neihu has won Late Dr Gururaja Bhat Gold Medal, Late Dr Paduru Gururala Bhat Memorial Gold Medal, Prof B Sheik Ali Felicitation Committee cash prize, Dr P Gururaja Bhat Memorial Cash prize and Aubrey D’Souza Charitable Foundation prize.

Being raised by a single mother Seno Neihu who is a teacher at Chandmari Higher Secondary School after her dad passed away in 2006. Keneiseno Neihu hails from Kigwema village of Kohima district.  “My mom is my mentor and always been an inspiration to me” says Kenie.
While talking to Eastern Mirror, she said that she took up history because she wanted to study and find out more about northeast history ‘because we are still lacking in many researches’. Yet she bemoaned that Indian history “one doesn’t find the history of the northeast.”          

“My interest in history started when I was in high school, my mom wanted me to take up science and get into the field of medicine but I convinced her that was not my interest and that I wanted to take up arts and she supported me throughout my journey my teachers always believed in me and they always encourage me.” She said.

 Kenie also completed her graduation from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore with 78%. “I was introduced to Mangalore by a Jesuit priest who was my high school principal until then I never heard of Mangalore. Initially, I complained about the weather and fooding in Mangalore but gradually I was adapted to Mangalore and I felt in love with Mangalore.”  
On her success, she refuted that a lot of people would be surprised to what she has achieved and mentioned that studies were her top priority despite the time she spent for outdoor activities “Normally am very outgoing and I spent time in a lot of outdoor activities but what they won’t know is that I have always been very sure what to do. My studies have always been my top priority I always make good use of the library and make sure I visit the library every day. I keep myself updated with the everyday happenings through newspapers and ye shall Google!!! I take detail note of the classroom teachings and when I have any doubts I approach my professors personally.”                      
She also emancipated that the competition spirit in Mangalore among the students was way higher compared to Nagaland and that made her strive harder.                                      
“I love leadership because it makes me confident. Mangalore provided me with the platform to develop leadership qualities. Being a leader in these association help me built my confidence, oratory and introduce me a lot of amazing people.”  Kenie is the former president of Naga Students Forum Mangalore (NSFM), former general secretary and public relation officer (PRO) of Northeast People Association Mangalore (NEPAM).

The principal of K. Pandyarajah Ballal College of nursing and advisor to NSFM and NEPAM, Kaini Cecilia said Kenie is a woman with great potential, leadership quality. “Since I have worked with her throughout her stay in Mangaluru, I would say that she gives her 100% in whatever she does & therefore she is going to contribute to the society positively in the years to come.”

She said that she would recommend students to study in Mangalore because of the good environment for students compared to the metro cities of India.  “You feel safe in Mangalore, the locals will always support you.Remember during the exodus people from Bangalore were all rushing out of Bangalore to the northeast but in Mangalore, the police officers politicians’ religious leadership organised a conference with the northeast students to tell us that we are silage in Mangalore and that they are there to protect us. That was a good gesture. Being an outsider you will always face many differences though not only racial discrimination but believes me that it all depends on how you deal with people.”                

On naga society, Kenie lamented that fact that Nagas are smart but lazy and urged the people to come out of the comfort zone. “I believe that we nagas are born intelligent and we are also smart but why we are still behind is because we’re very lazy and this makes all the differences. We should learn to come out of our comfort zones take up challenges and never give up. My message to all the students is set your goals first and then strives for it and definitely, success will be yours. “

She wanted to become a teacher in the future. “I am that person who doesn’t easily give up. Ever since I was a primary student I knew I wanted to teach and as I grew older I realised I wanted to teach the college or university level and that’s why am pursuing my PhD at present.” She is now currently pursuing her PhD at Dibrugarh University.