People and Process

Zizira partners with hardworking farmers and beekeepers, brings premium products to discerning customers, and raises up its employees in the process.

How Do Farmers Take Care Of Planting Lakadong Turmeric Seeds?

How Do Farmers Take Care Of Planting Lakadong Turmeric Seeds?

It's April and spring has arrived. It is the month of planting and farmers are...

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Meet The Farmer Folks Of Lakadong Country, Meghalaya

Meet The Farmer Folks Of Lakadong Country, Meghalaya

Perhaps you have heard of Lakadong turmeric. And are curious to dig deep and discover everything...

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#ZiziraSpotlight: Women of The Sung Valley & Traditional Art of Pottery

#ZiziraSpotlight: Women of The Sung Valley & Traditional Art of Pottery

Sung Valley – Home of Black Clay Pottery Sung Valley cradles between West Jaintia Hills...

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The Ethics Of Bee Keeping & Traditional Beekeepers In Meghalaya

The Ethics Of Bee Keeping & Traditional Beekeepers In Meghalaya

You love honey. Everyone does. But do you know the way honey is processed? You...

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Why Farmers Are Moving Away From Farming: Meghalaya Farmer Stories

Why Farmers Are Moving Away From Farming: Meghalaya Farmer Stories

Do you ever wonder how the food you eat reached you? What hard work goes...

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Each Trip Expands Our Network: A Visit to Lawbah Village

Each Trip Expands Our Network: A Visit to Lawbah Village

Zizira explorers regularly set out on field trips to visit villages which are off the...

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Young Entrepreneurial Farmer Who Grows Lemongrass in Meghalaya

Young Entrepreneurial Farmer Who Grows Lemongrass in Meghalaya

Lemongrass is a herb of many purpose uses. Its leaves and the extracted oil are...

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Bee Keeping In Thad Village

Bee Keeping In Thad Village

We, at Zizira, explore the hills and valleys of Meghalaya to get the best of...

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Meet Kong Elvira – A Bee Keeper From Mawsynram

Meet Kong Elvira – A Bee Keeper From Mawsynram

Meet Kong Elvira from Mawsynram. Working with Zizira has given her a chance to sell...

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Khasi Ancient Agricultural Tools For Sustainable Farming And Living

Khasi Ancient Agricultural Tools For Sustainable Farming And Living

The indigenous Khasis of Meghalaya are mostly farmers. In fact, even today 83% of the...

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Living With The Bees: Story from our Epic Trips

Living With The Bees: Story from our Epic Trips

“If you live in harmony with nature you will never be poor; if you live...

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Meet Bah Rishot Wahlang - A Beekeeper Who Talks To The Bees

Meet Bah Rishot Wahlang - A Beekeeper Who Talks To The Bees

On my previous post, I shared about our trip to Mawsynram village to meet the amazing...

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Women Always Have a Way to Succeed – A Story of Kong Tharina

Women Always Have a Way to Succeed – A Story of Kong Tharina

The women in Meghalaya are very entrepreneurial. It always amazes me how passionate they are...

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Organic Agriculture In Meghalaya: Opportunities And Challenges

Organic Agriculture In Meghalaya: Opportunities And Challenges

Till only a century ago natural farming was the norm everywhere. Then the Green Revolution...

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Top 5 Reasons Why Agriculture Is A Good Profession

Top 5 Reasons Why Agriculture Is A Good Profession

India is on the brink of an exploding workforce that will need a sustainable means...

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MBDA Shillong Mission: Conserving Natural Resources & Improving Livelihoods

MBDA Shillong Mission: Conserving Natural Resources & Improving Livelihoods

As part of Zizira's effort at 'getting to know the agricultural and other livelihood imporvement...

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Top 10 Shillong Foods

Top 10 Shillong Foods

At the heart of Shillong, food, and music are traditions that are ingrained in our...

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In A Patriarchal World, Meghalaya's Khasi Women Keep Their Own Identity

In A Patriarchal World, Meghalaya's Khasi Women Keep Their Own Identity

The Khasis of Meghalaya are an ancient and vibrant tribe. They are one of those matrilineal and matrilocal societies where...

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Bah Ha Lyngdoh – Farmer, Grandfather, And Village Leader

Bah Ha Lyngdoh – Farmer, Grandfather, And Village Leader

Like most people the world over, the Khasis of Meghalaya too love chillies. They have...

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Mar Phalyngki and the Monoliths and Market of Nartiang

Mar Phalyngki and the Monoliths and Market of Nartiang

You would love to cruise through the region around Raliang in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills District....

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Arunachal’s Kiwifruit and The Legend of Sedi And Selo

Arunachal’s Kiwifruit and The Legend of Sedi And Selo

We reach out to New Zealand to get a taste of the exotic and world-renowned...

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Bamboo - A Curse and A Blessing For Mizoram

Bamboo - A Curse and A Blessing For Mizoram

Once in every 48-50 years, almost the whole of Mizoram would rupture en masse with...

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A compilation of Customer Stories

A compilation of Customer Stories

A customer story is a Customer success journey. Here is a sneak peek to what Zizira’s customers have to say about their experience with Zizira and its...

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Successful Farmer Story: Story of a Farmer’s Life

Successful Farmer Story: Story of a Farmer’s Life

Bah Mihwan Sungoh is a farmer hailing from a small village called Khatkasla. All his...

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