Seven states, each with a distinct culture and subcultures within them. Yet, we call them the North East. Their differences might not be so obvious to someone from any other part of India. Here’s a chance. The Purvottari Festival also called the spirit of North East is being celebrated at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). The nine-day festival showcases the culture, dance, music, handicrafts and food of all the eight States of the region Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura besides presenting documentaries on the region and holding seminars. A report by: Dipu Shaw and Gaurav Kumar